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Dáil Question on Brexit Relocations

Posted April 11th, 2017

FINANCIAL services companies will be relocating to Ireland in the wake of Brexit, I told the Dáil this week, while adding that it is up to the firms themselves when they choose to announce this.

Central to our efforts to attract businesses here is our strategy for growing financial services. IFS2020 set out the aim of creating 10,000 new financial services jobs in the five years to the end of 2019. We are on course to achieve that.

One of the pillars of the IFS strategy for this year is looking at education, training and skills development and attracting Irish emigrants back home into these high-level jobs that are being created, not just in Dublin, but also Cork and other parts of the country.

Watch a video of my comments in the Dáil here.