Speaking following the result of the Brexit referendum in the UK, Mark Redmond Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland said: “Today’s vote by the people of the UK to leave the European Union, will have a significant impact on Ireland. While it is important to note that no changes are imminent it is vital that all necessary reassurances are provided that the EU remains a great place for inward investment and job creation. This is of particular importance when it comes to the EU’s largest trading partner – the United States.
“Ireland is the gateway to Europe to over 700 US companies who employ over 140,000 people, one of the key attractions has always been access to the markets of the European Union. US companies employ 4.3 million people across the EU. The priority now must be to maintain certainty for these companies and to ensure the EU-US relationship remains as strong as ever. The result underlines the importance of Ireland’s role within the EU and within EU-US relations and the Government here must continue to play a constructive role in the forthcoming negotiations.”
“We will be consulting with our member companies with a view to communicating to Government their priorities to ensure today’s result does not impact on the EU’s reputation as the partner of choice for US investment.”