On Monday 6th February 2017, Minister Heather Humphreys hosted a Brexit Sectoral Dialogue in Hotel Kilmore, Cavan. The dialogue provided an opportunity for the Minister and her officials to hear directly from stakeholders in sectors served by her Department regarding the impact Brexit may have on these sectors. The event was attended by over 100 stakeholders from the across the arts, culture, film, heritage, Irish language, regional and rural affairs sectors. The meeting heard from representatives from the following organisations; the Arts Council; Waterways Ireland; IBEC; the International Fund for Ireland and Irish Rural Link.
The main topics discussed were culture and the Irish language; heritage and outdoor recreation; regional SMEs; the impact on border communities and the impact on other rural communities. The discussion focused both on the risks to these sectors from Brexit, as well as the potential opportunities.
A summary of the key issues and themes that emerged on the day is available here.
Other items that may be of interest are:
- Press release
- Minister Heather Humphreys TD speech
- Katherine Licken, Secretary General speech
- PowerPoint presentation
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