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4 ways Brexit could affect Ireland

Ireland in middle of UK and EU

The United Kingdom leaving the EU could have serious ramifications for our little country, we’ve compiled a list of the threats to our economy below.

1. The Agriculture and Food Industry

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DW.COM

The UK leaving the EU presents the most serious threat to Irish farming and our agri-food sector in the history of the State.
IFA has identified the critical issues for farming and food and clear objectives that have to be delivered to secure the interests of Ireland’s vital agri-food sector within the next 5 years.

The UK and Ireland are each other’s biggest export markets for agricultural produce. The formation of borders and tariffs between the UK (including Northern Ireland) and Ireland, which may very well happen following Brexit, would play a major impact on the Irish agricultural sector.

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