Disappointing number of financials plan to come to Dublin post-Brexit

Transfers from London mainly going to Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Brussels and Paris

IDA Ireland has been promoting Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre as something of a post-Brexit “Canary dwarf”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

IDA Ireland has been promoting Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre as something of a post-Brexit “Canary dwarf”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After absorbing the initial shock of UK voters’ decision to quit the European Union in the June 2016referendum, 2017 was supposed to be the year when Ireland got a glimpse of the upside, with experts predicting that thousands of financial jobs would move from London to Dublin as firms sought to maintain access to the single market.

The experience so far has been less than overwhelming.

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