Top Tory warns Brexit could pose problems for Republic
Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has said Brexit could pose enormous problems for Ireland.
The pro-European Tory joined business leaders in Dublin, warning that British withdrawal from the EU would represent a huge risk to the Republic.
The cost of buying Irish goods in Britain has already started to rise because of currency changes.
Mr Clarke said: "The risk of a possible Brexit could pose enormous problems for the UK. I think it would pose enormous problems for the Republic of Ireland as well, and so far most electors in Britain have not been made aware of that."
One of Ireland's main banks reiterated its concerns. Allied Irish Bank chairman Richard Pym, who hosted the debate, said: "Brexit represents a huge risk for Ireland."