On Thursday, 20 September, the Government launched the Getting Ireland Brexit Ready public information campaign. The campaign is a further intensification of the Government’s preparedness and contingency planning, which was initiated in advance of the UK’s referendum in June 2016.
As part of the campaign, public outreach events have begun to take place across the country. These outreach events showcase the extensive work of the Government’s agencies, including Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. The events bring together this experience and expertise in a ‘one stop shop’ for citizens and businesses in particular. The opening event, on Friday 5 October in Cork, was very successful, with a large attendance and significant interest in the topics discussed.
There will be additional public outreach events taking place over the coming weeks. These events are an ideal opportunity for you and your networks to become familiar with the preparatory work underway and range of supports being offered. The events will take place on the following dates:
- NUI, Galway (ILAS, North Campus), Friday, 12 October;
- Four Seasons, Monaghan, Friday, 19 October; and
- Croke Park, Dublin, Thursday, 25 October.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D. will open the events, alongside Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D. is due to attend the event in Dublin on 25 October.
These events will run from 9:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. A series of workshops will be held, where Government Departments and their Agencies will present on the ongoing preparatory work being done, as well as the range of supports available for businesses. These workshops will focus on the Enterprise, Tourism and Agrifood sectors. Following this will be a series of interviews with local business leaders about the work they have begun to get Brexit Ready.
Registration for these events can be found at this link.
For more information, please visit: http://www.dfa.ie/brexit