Cross-border Trade
Thursday, 17 December 2015

During the Order of Business in the Seanad, I said: It is interesting to see the change in the direction of traffic to Northern Ireland. Some eight years ago, streams of cars were going to Newry from the South to buy as a result of the exchange rate. Now, it is the opposite. Dundalk is thriving due to the stream of cars coming South...

It will not last forever but let us ensure it is useful and successful and that we avail of the opportunity to gain the extra business we have on this basis. It will be a good Christmas in the towns south of the Border.

We should do anything we can to encourage this business, given that it will not last. Soon, hopefully, the exchange rate will change and we will have it back on that basis.

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