Implications of Brexit for Ireland’s Transport Sectors
Wednesday 18 October 2017
This article was first published by the Institute of International & European Affairs (IIEA) on 6 October 2017. As an independent forum, the Institute does not express any opinions of its own. The views expressed in the article are the sole responsibility of the author.
Tom Ferris is a Consultant Economist specialising in Better Regulation. He lectures on a number of PAI courses and contributes blogs regularly to PAI. He was formerly the Department of Transport’s Senior Economist, and is a Life member of the Institute of International and European Affairs.
Ireland’s transport sector will be adversely affected by the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the EU. The position papers published by the UK Government in August 2017 provide little solace for those in Ireland making their preparations for the departure of the UK from the EU. This article looks at the critical issues now facing transport in two key areas, namely the freight sector and the aviation sector. While there are other areas of transport that will also be affected by Brexit, it will not be to the same extent as freight and aviation.1
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