Food supply disruptions not expected in the event of a hard brexit.

In response to media reports on possible disruption to food supplies to retailers in the event of a hard Brexit, Director of Retail Ireland Thomas Burke said: “Consumers can rest assured, Irish retailers have comprehensive contingency plans in place to ensure supply continuity in all Brexit scenarios.

He added that Suggestions to the contrary are totally inaccurate.

While the prospect of a no deal Brexit brings many challenges to the supply chain, retailers have spent the last two years putting in place detailed plans to address these.


The Connolly Motor Group has acquired Hyundai Galway in a move that sees the group expanding across the West of Ireland.

The acquisition of the Hyundai dealership in Ballybrit and the service centre in Oranmore will increase the number of full-time employees at Connolly Motor Group to 280 as the 31 staff currently working for Hyundai Galway will join the group.

The motor group, which is one of the biggest in the country, is run by brothers Kevin and Neil Connolly.