Irish slowdown under disorderly Brexit would still be ‘huge shock’

Irish Times | Nov 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM
  • Official Irish Government and Central Bank forecasts of economic slowdown under a disorderly Brexit would still amount to “a huge shock”, even if an outright recession is avoided, a British Irish Chamber of Commerce seminar in Dublin was told on Wednesday.
  • Katie Daughen, head of Brexit policy at British Irish Chamber of Commerce, noted that the passing of a withdrawal accord is only the first step in the process and that there are a “number of cliff edges” facing businesses relating to a transition phase and negotiations surrounding a free trade agreement (FTA).
  • Mr Johnson has set his sights on an FTA being completed by the end of 2020 and has ruled out extending a planned transition period beyond that date.