'Patience running out': Business groups unite on Brexit

Leaders of Chambers Ireland, the British Chambers of Commerce and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce are in Dublin to call for a deal that provides 'clarity and continuity' for trade

5th October, 2018
Business groups want deal on transition period. Pic: Getty

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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