Brexits puts 7,500 jobs in the North West under threat

Up to 7,500 jobs across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim are vulnerable because of Brexit and propopsed new legislation going through the Oireachtas, according to the author of a new study.

The economic impact study was commissioned by the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland.

Its author agri-economist Ciaran Fitzgerald says Brexit has already led to a surge in cross-border shopping while the Public Health Alcohol Bill has a number of proposals that are very anti-small business, including restrictions on labelling and advertising.

He says together they create the perfect storm for the drinks sector.

The industry is now calling on the government to introduce a range of measures to help it.

Mr. Fitzgerald says business and jobs in the border areas are being hit: