Brexit is looming and time is running out for Irish businesses

Clever companies putting in place contingency plans to deal with the many threats

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Ahead of Brexit, Combilift is applying to the Revenue  for authorised economic operator status, which allows for a quicker passage through checkpoints. Photograph: David Sleator

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Ahead of Brexit, Combilift is applying to the Revenue for authorised economic operator status, which allows for a quicker passage through checkpoints. Photograph: David Sleator

Many Irish businesses were caught in the fallout from Brexit almost as soon as UK voters chose to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc, in June 2016.

Sterling tumbled, making goods manufactured in the Republic but sold in Britain and Northern Ireland more expensive at a stroke.

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