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    Looks like Ireland is to lose the race for Euro agencies post Brexit - EBA & EMA

    Ireland reported to be bracing for loss in fight for European agencies

    Ireland is set to lose out in the race to host the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency after Brexit, according to reports from Bloomberg.

    Quoting a person familiar to the matter, Bloomberg said that Dublin is viewed as having little chance of winning either organisation, partly due to the country's lack of natural geographical allies.

    Frankfurt is viewed as one of the leading candidates for the EBA, while Amsterdam and Copenhagen are among the leading contenders for the EMA, the person said.
    EU to deal Ireland MAJOR SNUB: 'Lack of allies' sees Dublin losing out in key vote

    Dublin lacks the 'geographical allies' necessary to take on the important organisations after they relocate from London, it was claimed by an insider.

    A source told Bloomberg: “Dublin is viewed as having little chance of winning either organisation, due to Ireland’s lack of natural geographical allies.

    “Frankfurt is viewed as one of the leading candidates for the EBA, while Amsterdam and Copenhagen are among the leading contenders for the EMA.”

    Ireland is at a disadvantage as it does not not have the UK to rely on as its closest ally due to Brexit.
    Between this now AND that revenue report saying hard border up North AND the Banks generally moving to mainland Europe from UK .. it looks like BREXIT for IRELAND PLC is going to be the land of milk and honey .. NOT.

    Every day that passes are we about to get more and more isolated from Europe? End of day we are a tiny economy off the coast of a big Island ( UK ) thats off the coast of Europe. Will geography itself actually become a big part of our Brexit woes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robut View Post
    . Will geography itself actually become a big part of our Brexit woes?
    Yes. If there's a hard Brexit we could be faced with customs checks at entry to the UK and entry to the EU on exit from the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Yes. If there's a hard Brexit we could be faced with customs checks at entry to the UK and entry to the EU on exit from the UK.
    What i meant was a bit more general. Our geographical position on the wrong side of UK relative to the European Mainland + our climate vs places like Lisbon etc + non geographical element .. Our cost of living / Quality of life balance. Then our small internal market and population.
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    Have you looked a office rents between Dublin and Frankfort? We're killing opportunities with our glorification of high property prices.

    Far easier to blame the EU than ask why seanie fitz is still at liberty.
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    Appalling traffic jams in Dublin, Ireland really needs to fix its transport infrastructure before it can get serious about having major EU agencies located therein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal View Post
    Have you looked a office rents between Dublin and Frankfort? We're killing opportunities with our glorification of high property prices.

    Far easier to blame the EU than ask why seanie fitz is still at liberty.
    Yip .. and recent reports have been in media of skilled talent opting for & leaving to Lisbon & Berlin vs Dublin due to high rents, no property availability, cost of living too high

    I suppose if you are on same or similar wage in Lisbon ( which you reportedly are ) with cheaper accomodation / cost of living plus SUN .. then its not a difficult decision really is it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by robut View Post
    Yip .. and recent reports have been in media of skilled talent opting for Lisbon & Berlin vs Dublin due to high rents, no property availability, cost of living too high

    I suppose if you are on same or similar wage in Lisbon ( which you are reportedly are ) with cheaper accomodation plus SUN .. then its not a difficult decision really is it??
    I heard some comment on a radio discussion about this and it was suggested that the staff of one of the agencies are not interested in Dublin and would far prefer to stay put in London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I heard some comment on a radio discussion about this and it was suggested that the staff of one of the agencies are not interested in Dublin and would far prefer to stay put in London.
    They don't have the option to stay put in London, so that's irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    They don't have the option to stay put in London, so that's irrelevant.
    I never said they had that option, but it raises the obvious question as to whether they will look elsewhere for jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I never said they had that option, but it raises the obvious question as to whether they will look elsewhere for jobs.
    That's not really relevant to the discussion - which you'd have noticed, if you weren't a total gobsh1te.
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