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Government fears exodus of Irish firms and jobs to Britain

• Tariffs and currency risks will drive Irish companies to Britain • Michael Smurfit: Ireland will have little influence on EU-Britain deal

2nd April, 2017

The government fears that Irish companies will relocate to Britain to avoid the tariffs and currency risks which are among the potentially devastating impacts of Brexit.

A series of internal government documents shows the breadth of government concerns over the impact of Britain’s departure from the EU on the economy across a range of sectors, including bloodstock, fishing, research, forestry and agri-food.

Among the documents seen by The Sunday Business Post is a...

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