Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (182)

Niall Collins


182. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when the research study commissioned by her department, Sectoral Implications Arising from Brexit: Most Exposed Sectors, is due to be completed and published. [5242/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation has a number of research projects underway to help build an understanding of the possible implications of Brexit on Ireland for enterprise, consumers, and trading relations.  These studies examine a range of scenarios and will provide an evidence base to inform Ireland’s policy positions as part of the wider negotiation on the UK’s future relationship with the EU and further mitigation measures to respond to Brexit.

One of the research projects examines the firm-level implications of the UK being outside of the European Single Market and Customs Union for Ireland’s most exposed enterprise sectors. That research is now substantially complete and its findings are informing enterprise policy developments, and wider cross-government deliberations.

Given the nature and purpose of the research there are limitations on what content can be made publically available. My Department is currently preparing an aggregate summary which, while respecting firm-level confidentiality, provides insights at sectoral level. The aim is to publish the findings by end of Q2.