Brexit fever spreads to Laois as workshop booked out

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly


Brexit event in Portlaoise

The reality of Brexit has led to the booking out of an event in Portlaoise this week to help business prepare for the change.

The workshop, entitled 'Prepare Your Business for Customs', was hosted by the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

It was billed as a way to help companies who will move goods to, from or through the UK after Brexit.

The free one-day interactive event was designed to help companies when the UK leaves the Customs Union and Single Market, it will become a ‘Third Country’ for customs purposes.

Laois LEO says the aim is to help entrepreneurs to learn about the potential impacts, formalities and procedures firms will need to adopt when trading with a country which is outside the Single Market.

It was open to businesses from all sectors, and covered areas such as what export and import procedures apply, how tariffs work and how to correctly classify goods.

The event took place on March 21 in the Killeshin Hotel.

Laois LEO says there is a waiting list for to get space and another event will be organised if there is sufficient demand.

To register in the event of another event email

Meanwhile, another Brexit event in Portlaoise should be of interest for business people and members of the public who want to be more informed about what happens.

Ireland, the EU and Brexit is the name of a talk to be delivered by Daniel Keohane, Head of Policy and Advocacy at European Movement Ireland at Portlaoise Library to discuss Brexit and the impact on both Ireland and the EU.

This talk is taking place on Tuesday, April 9 from 7.30pm at Portlaoise Library. Booking is advised.

To contact the library call 057 8622333 or you book your place by email:

The event is free of charge and all are welcome to join.