Leitrim tour operator says UK tourists are not holidaying in the border regions because of Brexit

A tourism operator from Co Leitrim says UK tourists are already not coming to the border regions on holidays because of Brexit.

A group of businesspeople from Northern Ireland and the Border counties travelled to Dublin yesterday to warn about the impact of Brexit on their areas.

Tourism numbers from people in the UK visiting Ireland are down 375,000 and could result in 2,600 job losses next year.

JJ O’Hara, who runs a tourism business in Co Leitrim, says there’s a perception amongst some UK tourists that they are not welcome in Ireland because of Brexit: