Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Monday, 22 March 2021

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Impact of Brexit on Business Sector

Photo of Lisa ChambersLisa Chambers (Fianna Fail)
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That is pretty stark information Mr. Roche has passed on to the committee. We appreciate that. Discussions around the land bridge would have been intense and very regular in the run-up to Brexit.

We would have anticipated some changes. People are obviously voting with their feet and they are moving, but the cost has to go somewhere.

That brings us to the end of our first session. On behalf of the committee, I thank all four witnesses, namely, Mr. McDonnell, Mr. Nelson, Ms Curran and Mr. Roche, for taking the time this afternoon to participate in our meeting. I assure them that the information we received this afternoon and the conversation we have had will form a significant part of our interim report. We will certainly make the witnesses' views known to the Revenue Commissioners and the Government in terms of practical solutions we should surely be able to find to make things a little smoother and easier for our businesses and those operating across the island. We shall briefly go into private session before proceeding to session 2.