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Cross-border trade on the island of Ireland has increased substantially in the past year

Cross-border trade on the island of Ireland has increased substantially in the past year

Sceptical: Esmond Birnie

Sceptical: Esmond Birnie

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Cross-border trade on the island of Ireland has increased substantially in the past year

New figures on cross-border trade show a thriving all-island economy, but the potential fallout over the Government’s Protocol Bill continues to worry experts.

According to Ireland’s Central Statistics Office, the value of goods flowing across the frontier into the Republic was up 23% between January and May compared to 2021.


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