Irish traders on a year of Brexit: ‘It is a pain in the backside’

For retailers, the UK’s exit has complicated life but also broadened their horizons

Jane Byrne of Studio Dancewear in Carlow, fits her daughter, Áine, for pointe shoes. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Jane Byrne of Studio Dancewear in Carlow, fits her daughter, Áine, for pointe shoes. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Carlow woman Jane Byrne, who sells dance wear, has had to choreograph complex new arrangements since Brexit to make sure she has stock on the shelves of her shop for customers.

The UK’s departure from the European Union has forced Byrne to look elsewhere for products because it has been extremely difficult sourcing stock from her suppliers, most of whom are based in Britain.

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