|New report “Brexit: Implications for Transport Infrastructure Investment” prioritises development of Ringaskiddy port and Galway-Limerick-Cork-Ringaskiddy motorway
Tuesday 13th February 2018 – Ireland needs to prioritise investment in land and sea routes, serving south coast ports, to enable Irish exporter’s respond to Brexit, according to a new report by the Irish Academy of Engineers (IAE).
This report “Brexit: Implications for Transport Infrastructure Investment” is part of a series that focuses on vital national issues with a significant engineering dimension. It is intended as a contribution, by the Academy, to the overall Brexit discussion.
The report’s key findings are:
Gabriel Dennison, CEO, the Irish Academy of Engineering commented, “The impact Brexit will have on the Irish economy is becoming clearer as the EU-UK negotiations progress. A hard Brexit, with the UK leaving the Customs Union, is looking increasingly likely. If this happens, companies exporting to Europe from Ireland will face major disruption.”
“In particular, Irish exports passing through Dover will face unprecedented delays. If every one of the 10,000 trucks passing through Dover every day had an extra 2 minute delay due to passport/customs checks it would cause a 17 mile tailback, according to Dover Port Authorities, affecting exports from Ireland destined for Europe.”
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The Irish Academy of Engineering is an all-island body, concerned with long-term issues where the engineering profession can make a unique contribution to economic, social and technological development. Last year it published a series of discussion papers to contribute to the preparation of the National Planning Framework, on topics such as the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor, the Atlantic City Regions, climate change, sustainable transport, and broadband (see http://iae.ie/publications/).
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