Speaking at the Chambers Ireland event, ‘Making the EU Work for Irish Business’ yesterday (12 May 2016), Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland and Deputy President of Eurochambres said, “Our event today highlights the many ways in which Irish business benefits from our membership of the EU. The upcoming British referendum on EU membership has generated much misinformation and many inaccuracies from the ‘Leave’ campaign as to burdensome rules and regulations arising from EU membership. We can often be quick to forget the huge benefits of membership of the single market and the EU. These benefits were hard won and have allowed Ireland to compete on a global stage economically.
We recognise that some reforms are needed, however we strongly believe that Ireland’s economic future can only be secured by continuing to remain at the heart of a strong Europe. Our priority is to ensure that European legislation and regulation works for businesses of all sizes. Ireland must work within Europe to encourage and strive for an EU that supports a business friendly environment that drives growth, job creation, innovation and investment across all Member States.”