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Poll: Would a Brexit spell economic doom for Ireland?

Senator Sean Barrett claims this morning that the UK leaving the European Union would spell disaster for Ireland’s economy.

Image: Shutterstock/Graeme Dawes

THE UK IS set to vote on its membership of the European Union in a referendum on 23 June this year.

The Brexit, as it is known, has been discussed at length for some years now, to the extent that British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to hold a referendum on the UK’s status should he emerge victorious in last May’s general election.

The result of the referendum is expected be a close one. Most of the arguments in favour of the UK leaving the EU come from a broadly eurosceptic base, with issues like immigration and sovereignty to the fore, while those in favour of Britain remaining in the Union arguing that to leave would be to risk its economic stability.

From an Irish perspective, Senator Sean Barrett argues today in an opinion piece for that a Brexit would have catastrophic economic consequences for Ireland. But do you agree?

We’re asking: Would the UK leaving the European Union spell economic doom for Ireland?

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