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Construction industry latest to reject Brexit frontier in Ireland – Hazzard

18 October, 2017 - by Chris Hazzard

The construction industry in Ireland is the latest sector to voice its strong opposition to a Brexit-imposed EU frontier across the island of Ireland, Chris Hazzard MP has said.

The South Down MP was speaking following the release of research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which details the negative economic impact of Brexit on construction firms throughout Ireland:

Chris Hazzard said:

“The research released by FMB clearly outlines that huge economic barriers will be erected for small construction firms in Ireland as a result of Brexit.

“Over half of local construction firms said a Brexit frontier in Ireland would impact on prices of materials, 40% said it would impact on their ability to hold on to jobs, and a third have already suffered financially since the Brexit vote.

“The FMB joins an ever-growing chorus of voices across society taking a firm stance against the damaging social and economic impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland.

“In recent months I have met with representatives of the construction industry to hear their concerns, and will meet with them again in the wake of this research.” 

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