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Customs controls, invisible or not, will still have an adverse impact on Irish goods

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Robert Troy TD has warned that ‘invisible customs controls’ on the island of Ireland will still add significant costs for the transit of goods to and from Ireland and the rest of the world. Deputy Troy made the comments after UK Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed over the weekend that his Government is working towards implementing an ‘invisible customs border’ between Ireland and the UK. This new arrangement would involve a number of technical solutions to monitor transit traffic, such as the tagging of containers, number plate recognition and...
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Lower VAT rate must be retained in face of Brexit and sterling devaluation – Remaining cost competitive is essential to mitigate impact of declining visitor numbers from UK .

  Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Robert Troy TD has warned that the tourism industry faces significant challenges as a result of Brexit and has called for the retention of the 9% VAT rate to help overcome these difficulties. The number of UK tourists visiting Ireland has dropped by 6.8% over the last year which highlights the importance of cost competitiveness for the tourism industry. Deputy Troy said, “Rapidly falling tourism visitors from the UK due to Brexit and sterling devaluation is now becoming a reality. However I get a clear sense from...
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