Ireland sets aside €1.2bn for no deal Brexit package

Ireland sets aside €1.2bn for no deal Brexit package

Ireland's finance minister said on Tuesday the government will run a budget deficit of 0.6% of gross domestic product next year if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, to fund a 1.2 billion euro package for affected firms. 

"In the event of a no-deal, we will intervene in a sustained and meaningful way to support jobs and the economy," Paschal Donohoe told parliament when presenting his budget for 2020, which is based on the assumption of a no-deal Brexit.

"These interventions will support firms of all sizes at all levels of difficulty, with a particular focus on sectors most exposed, including food, manufacturing and internationally traded services." (Reuters)

Source: www.businessworld.ie