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Brexit Webinar: The Irish Economy and Brexit

AUTHORs: Brexit Advisory Group Services: Brexit DATE: 20/11/2020

Indicating considerable international interest among businesses seeking to gain insights into Ireland’s economy post Brexit, over 1,000 people from Ireland, Europe, the UK and the US registered for a Matheson webinar entitled  ‘The Irish Economy and Brexit’.

During a live poll which formed part of the webinar, 82% of those participating in the poll believed that Brexit will lead to increased FDI flows into Ireland.  They were more evenly divided on whether a trade deal will be concluded by the EU and the UK before 31 December, with 54% indicating that they thought a deal would be agreed, and 46% believing that there would be no deal.

The webinar featured contributions from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, TD; the British Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Paul Johnston; and Dr Frances Ruane, Chair of the National Competitiveness Council.  It was chaired by Michael Jackson, Managing Partner of Matheson.


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  • Matheson’s webinar, ‘The Irish Economy and Brexit’, forms part of the firm’s Knowledge Insights Series.
  • This webinar considered the impact of Brexit on the Irish economy, as well as the interaction of Brexit economic impacts with those arising from the pandemic.  The discussion also looked at the short and longer-term economic impacts on Ireland, together with their legal and business implications. 
  • A recording of the webinar is available on the Matheson Client Learning Hub, here. If you do not have access to the Matheson Client Learning Hub, please contact Matheson Knowledge Insights Team, here, with your request to access the Hub. For further Brexit Materials, visit our Matheson Brexit Forum, here.