NUIG to host Government’s ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources, and Digital Development, Sean Kyne, has encouraged people, business-owners, and representatives from community organisations to attend the ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event in NUIG tomorrow.

Minister Kyne said Brexit is one of the most significant challenges facing communities and the country and will impact many businesses and organisations, as well as individuals, in all parts of Ireland.

“Even before the UK referendum in the summer of 2016, the Government had begun preparations for the then possible withdrawal of our nearest neighbour from the EU. Preparing for Brexit has been a theme for the last three budgets, including this week’s budget, with the introduction of a range of supports, including loans, grants, advice and mentoring, from State agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office network.

“The outreach event on Friday will be an opportunity for local organisations and businesses in Galway and the West to learn more about the extensive work of Government departments and agencies to help prepare for Brexit and the type of supports that are available right now. Organisations such as Failte Ireland, Bord Bia, and Enterprise Ireland will be attending to answer questions and provide advice on how to get Brexit ready.”

The event will take place at the NUIG Institute for Lifecourse and Society from 9:30am to 12:15pm and anyone interested in attending this free event can register at


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