10 Dec 2018, 16.48

The Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development will explore ways of supporting border communities and businesses following Brexit at its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9:30 a.m.

Scheduled witnesses include

  • Anthony Soares, deputy director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies,
  • Chief Executive Pamela Arthurs of the East Border Region;
  • Cllr. Seamus Doyle, a member of Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and an executive member of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA);
  • NILGA Programmes Manager Lisa O'Kane;
  • Aidan Campbell, policy and public affairs officer at the Rural Community Network, and
  • Chief Executive Shane Campbell of the Irish Central Border Area Network.

“Brexit threatens to reverse the many years of progress in lowering barriers and raising business opportunities for our border communities,” said Committee Chairman Joe Carey TD. “While much remains fundamentally uncertain, the Committee will endeavour to identify policies and approaches that could help small border businesses, and the communities they serve, to cope with any envisaged post-Brexit challenges.”

The meeting in Committee Room 3 can be viewed live here.

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Committee membership

Deputies

Fine Gael

Independent

Joe Carey - Chair

Fine Gael

Independent

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Labour Party

Fianna Fáil

Senators

Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Green Party