Galway Bay fm newsroom – A hard BREXIT would put more than one in ten Galway jobs at risk.
A study from IBEC has revealed that 13% of Galway’s workforce would be susceptible to becoming unemployed if a hard border was introduced with the north.
The most at-risk sector in Galway is the Agri-Food industry, followed by accommodation and tour operators, manufacturing and freight transport.
Meanwhile, it’s estimated that a hard BREXIT would cost farmers around 3,000 euro each due to trade barriers.
Nationally, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Kerry are the counties most exposed to the economic effects of a hard Brexit.
Amy Forde from the Irish Farmers Journal says farmers would be among the worst hit if a border is imposed.