The call comes after official figures released on Wednesday highlighted the dependence of many Irish businesses on the British market.
The Central Statistics Office found that of the 8,600 firms that exported goods from Ireland in 2016, almost 80 per cent exported to the UK. Almost half of these traded only with the UK. For more than 40 per cent of the 26,000 businesses that imported goods from the UK, that country was their only trading partner.
Meanwhile, a recent...
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