Local fears over Brexit are top talking point at FG event

by Padraig Conlon

Brexit concerns are top of the government’s agenda at the present moment.

That was the message at the local Fine Gael Business Breakfast on Brexit which was held in Lucan Golf Club on Friday.

Cllr. Emer Higgins, who hosted the panel discussion, said that it was clear from both the audience and guests that Brexit concerns are top of the current agenda.

“Many local businesses are concerned about the impact of Brexit, in particular those reliant on agricultural products, fisheries, logistics and haulage,” she said.

“It’s a really uncertain time and things are changing by the day; but that’s a good thing right now, because the clock to October 31st is ticking.

“All eyes will be on the European Council when they next meet on the 17th and 18th of October, and everyone is hoping that a deal will be reached by then.

“One thing is for sure though; even if there’s a no deal, the European Council has held firm that no formal trade negotiations can begin with the UK until the issues of citizens rights, financial payout and, critically for us, the backstop, have been resolved.”

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