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Keep Forex to the Fore

Last year in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, we wrote an article to get people focused on the basics in this space.   This article covers both what has happened (and not happened) in the subsequent months and also highlights some new areas of focus. The content of...

Learn your Legals

Sean Ryan, a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland Corporate and Commercial Department in Dublin and Chair of its designated Brexit Unit, outlines key legal issues for companies to consider On 20 March 2017, it was confirmed that the UK will trigger Article 50 on 29 March...

Taxing Times for Brexit

Daryl Hanberry, Tax Partner; Tom Maguire, Tax Partner; and John Stewart, Tax Director at Deloitte, highlight some of the potentially significant tax impacts that Irish firms may have to consider.   VAT, customs and excise duties Following secession, the UK is likely...

Brexit – A Brave New World for Irish Business

The triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty provides us with a countdown to the UK’s departure from the EU. It also provides Ireland’s exporters with a clear timeframe in which to plan for the impact of that departure on their business. The period since the...

Time to Tackle New Markets

Entering a new export market is a big strategic decision. There is a lot of research and a degree of risk involved. But if you get the preparation phase right, there can be big rewards down the road.   Irish exporters to Britain will consider various strategies for...

Making a good Business Plan for Brexit

A good business plan is key to ensuring that Irish exporters to the UK cope with whatever outcomes emerge from the Brexit negotiation process.   A well-thought-out business plan is crucial for responding to Brexit writes Joe Healy, Enterprise Ireland, High Potential...

Keep Calm and Carry On Selling

Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 of the EU Treaty, formally paving the way for the UK to leave the EU, signals the start of serious negotiations. The outcome of these is unknown.   What we do know, however, is that some things won’t change between...

Get Lean and Boost Your Competitiveness

Exporters to the UK now know they are faced with competitiveness challenges; so the best way to prepare for what is ahead is to tackle your competitiveness immediately.   Dr Richard Keegan at the Enterprise Ireland Competitiveness Department outlines procedures for...

Irish Companies acquiring in the UK

John Stanley talks to three Irish companies about being on the acquisition trail in the UK... Having taken the plunge relatively recently, Dublin-based Trilogy Technologies first considered selling its managed IT services into the UK from its Irish base. “But we’d...

Acquiring a UK Company: The Brexit Effect

Irish acquirers tell John Stanley that Brexit is more an ‘inconvenience’ than an impediment to deals. Brexit has dominated Irish/ British business affairs since the result of the UK referendum was announced last June. But despite this, there’s a strong consensus...

Moving up the value chain opens Eurozone market for Keltech

Until recently, Waterford-based Keltech would have been classified as a sheet steel fabricator with an ‘If it’s metal, we’ll make it’ philosophy." admits business development manager Seamus Lawlor. “We basically pitched at every opportunity that came our way, from a...

Brexit Strategy: Combilift Shares how it has prepared

Managing director of Combilift Martin McVicar is convinced that the key to continued success and growth in the UK market is an increased focus on R&D and new product development. Of the €200m turnover generated by materials handling equipment manufacturer Combilift in...

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