Prof. Aoife O’Donogue in the Irish Independent discussing the potential impacts of Brexit on trade and business in the UK and Northern Ireland.
If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union there is virtually no possibility the movement of goods, services and individuals across the Irish border will continue as now. Much will depend on the nature of post-Brexit negotiations and it is impossible to say with any absolute certainty what a post-Brexit UK business environment will look like. What is clear is that for many areas, and in particular the agricultural and services sectors, it will be more complicated and expensive if they wish to do business outside the UK.
Brexit will change the basis on which the UK and, of necessity Northern Ireland, trades regionally and globally. It will also impact on how the Republic positions itself.