Improve links with Ireland

Brexit offers a good opportunity to foster stronger links to Ireland (Northern and Republic).

It would enable us to continue to trade with our European friends and build on existing cultural and sociological links to the Irish people.

Air and ferry links would need to be improved but this would have a knock on effect in terms of vistors to IoM from our neightbours to the West. Also more Manx goods could be exported via Dublin and Belfast.

Why the contribution is important

I believe we currently rely too much on our links to the UK and that improving our ties to Eire in particular will help reduce any negative effects of Brexit on the Manx economy. Let's not have all our eggs in one basket.

by NorthernResident on May 14, 2017 at 08:44PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama May 14, 2017 at 22:12

    And how does this save Government money?

    Ideal opportunity for private sector to step up.
  • Posted by dpfellows May 14, 2017 at 22:49

    An income not a cost reduction issue - both are relevant. A 6 million sized market is a handy one to be dealing with.

    We should certainly be thinking of selling natural gas to Ireland ahead of the UK to avoid the prohibitive UK hydro-carbon taxes.
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