Brexit Contingency Planning Update


February 2019

While ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement is still the Government’s preferred outcome, this update is the next step in a series of measures that the Government is taking, both nationally and in conjunction with the EU, in preparation for the possibility that the UK fails to agree a deal for their departure from the EU on 29 March. 

The Taoiseach spoke at the 4th European Financial Forum where Brexit preparations featured heavily in his speech. "The Republic's ability to deal with the 'immediate cliff edge risks of a hard Brexit' have largely been addressed", Central Bank Governor Philip Lane said on Wednesday where he also addressed Brexit preparations in his contribution to this event, which convenes Fintech senior executives from around the world in Dublin Castle. The Taoiseach also spoke about Brexit planning to senior executives at Ibec this week

In the week where Cabinet received its fifth update on Brexit legislation planning since the New Year:  The Oireachtas received its latest briefing updates with the T├ínaiste briefing both the Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Committees, and Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh briefing his respective committees. 

26 February: Enterprise Ireland, Essentials of Exporting, Galway
26 February: Bord Bia, Regional Customs Training, Westmeath
5 March: Brexit & Beyond - Strategies & Supports, Offaly
7 March: Brexit Ready for Export Seminar, Local Enterprise Office, Limerick
14 March: Enterprise Ireland, Essentials of Exporting, Monaghan