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Well, we all know Christmas is coming, but before that comes about, so much has happened in the past week that it is difficult to know quite where to begin.
While domestic policy challenges continue to dominate Irish political discourse, the sense that negotiations are reaching a crunch phase is pushing Brexit higher up the agenda. Insider however senses that much of the population, and even some of the political class, are oblivious to the scale of the challenges facing the State on the global front, and the painful decisions and choices that may have to be taken.
Labour spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Deputy Willie Penrose, says the Government’s number one priority for agriculture must be tackling the risks and challenges posed by Brexit.
Earlier this week television and radio ads encouraging Irish people to get away from it all and explore Ireland’s west coast were broadcast across national channels such as RTE, TV3, Sky and Channel 4 as Fáilte Ireland’s latest home holiday campaign for the Wild Atlantic Way began in earnest. The €500k campaign focusses on bolstering Ireland’s off-season period and will run from the end of Augst through to mid-October reaching an estimated 3.3million Irish adults.
The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta has recently given its approval to a new Údarás consultation and support scheme ‘Bí Réidh’ to assist in encouraging Gaeltacht companies to prepare for Brexit and to develop an action plan in this regard. A fund of €100,000 has been made available for this scheme which will be based on self-assessment of their exposure to Brexit, and a Consultancy Grant Scheme, under the De Minimis rule, with maximum of €5,000 each being allowed.
You will, I’m sure, remember that during the negotiation process between then UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the EU, it couldn't have been any more clearly stated that restricting the freedom of movement of people was non-negotiable.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism, Robert Troy, has warned that up to 10,000 jobs in the tourism industry are at risk as a result of the ongoing turmoil caused by Brexit.
Irish economic and trade interests must be protected during Brexit negotiations says Galway Chamber boss
Following on from the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty last week, Galway Chamber has called on the Irish Government to continue a concerted, sustained campaign to highlight the unique Brexit issues for Ireland with both our European partners and the UK and to underline its commitment to protecting Irish trade, our border economy and ensuring that Ireland remains competitive.
The James Connolly Forum will hold a public meeting on Tuesday 21st March at 8 pm in Richardson’s, Eyre Sq. Galway under the heading: BREXIT – THE LEFT VIEW: The Implications & Opportunities for Ireland.
Galway’s status as a major tourist hub could be threatened by Brexit, with a warning sign being sterling’s plummet in the aftermath of last year’s referendum, a situation, which, if it is repeated after the UK formally leaves the EU, will make it more expensive for British people to holiday here.