Retail Excellence Calls On EU To Secure Extension Of Brexit

An Ennis-based retail lobby group says it’s vital that the EU secures an extension to the Brexit date, so that retailers here can breath a sigh of relief.

Retail Excellence Ireland has welcomed last night’s vote by MPs in the House of Commons, which has effectively ruled out a no-deal scenario.

They’re to vote again tonight on a proposal to extend the departure date beyond March 29th, with the President of the European Council stating he is “open to a long extension” to Brexit, while the Tánaiste says a 21 month extension is “a possibility”.


The DUP, meanwhile, is calling for a deal that doesn’t leave Northern Ireland behind, but that also works for the Republic.

Head of Public Policy at Retail Excellence Bryan Rankin believes that while last night’s vote is welcome, we can’t rest on our laurels: