Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (173)

Thomas P. Broughan


173. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if there will be more Getting Brexit Ready roadshows in 2019; the cost of running each of these roadshows; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26959/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Government has overseen and co-ordinated a sustained intensification of Brexit preparedness. As part of these efforts, my Department organised “Getting Ireland Brexit Ready” public information events in Cork, Galway, Monaghan, Dublin, Limerick and Donegal throughout autumn 2018 to inform and advise citizens and businesses about Brexit preparedness and the range of support measures and resources that the Government has put in place.

These events brought together over a dozen Agencies and their parent Departments – the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport - under one roof and were attended by approximately 2,500 people over the October-November period.

While I am currently not yet in a position to confirm any specific plans to hold further events in this particular format in 2019, other Brexit preparedness-related public information activities and events continue to be organised across Ireland by Government Departments and State Agencies on an ongoing basis. Since September 2018, there have been over 100 such events run across 22 counties and more will follow over the coming months. Relevant details on all these activities and events and on Brexit preparedness more generally can be found via the gov.ie/brexit website and the @BrexitReadyIRL Twitter account.