In the report Scoping the Possible Economic Implications of Brexit on Ireland, published today (Thursday, 5 November 2015), ESRI researchers explore the economic links between Ireland and the UK and scope out the possible economic consequences of Brexit for Ireland.
The UK government is committed to holding a referendum on EU membership following negotiations between the UK and the EU on key issues of concern to the UK government.
If the UK voted to leave the EU (Brexit), the resulting changed relationship between the UK and the EU could potentially have far-reaching consequences for Ireland. Given this, the ESRI is publishing today (Thursday, 5 November 2015) a major new study with the following aims:
The analysis in the report is conducted across four areas – trade, foreign direct investment, energy and migration. Taken together the evidence provided by this analysis suggests that Ireland’s interests will be best served by the UK remaining within the EU.
The detailed findings include the following:
Foreign Direct Investment
For further information please contact:
Dr Edgar Morgenroth (Associate Research Professor, ESRI), +353 1 863 2118; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes for Editors
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The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.