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Irish set aside £1.1bn ‘to cope with no-deal’

THE Irish government has unveiled a budget with a £1.1billion fund to help absorb the impact of a no-deal Brexit.

The package includes £580million to support the agri-food and tourism sectors, while £180million will be made available to increase staff levels and upgrade airports and ports.

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe (above) said the budget was ‘without precedent’ and had been drawn up with the ‘central assumption’ that Britain would leave the EU without a deal.

‘A no-deal is unpredictable and will impact different sectors in different ways,’ he added.