Dublin City Council to host Brexit Summit on challenges and opportunities

It will include a cross-city conversation from all sectors

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Dublin City Council has confirmed its Enterprise and Economic Development Strategic Policy Committee will host a Brexit Summit next week.

The chairperson of the committee, Councillor Paul McAuliffe, says this will take place at Dublin City Hall from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

Interested parties, representative bodies and policy makers are invited to express an interest in attending.

“The city council has a responsibility for promoting development (and) to try and scope out challenges and also potential opportunities,” Councillor McAuliffe told Newstalk.com.

On attracting potential jobs from London, he said: “If even a fraction of some of the financial services come to Dublin, it’s going to put a huge pressure on housing.”

“Everybody will be able to come in and raise their points of view,” Councillor McAuliffe said.

The summit will include all sectors – including representatives from the Irish Government, British government, and elected members of Dublin City Council.

 “In hosting this event Dublin City Council are facilitating a cross-city conversation which will focus on the potential challenges which now face Dublin City following the result of the referendum”, the council says in a statement.

“The summit will also focus on ensuring the city prioritises any potential positives,” it adds.

It will take the format of a round-table discussion, with a number of key contributors.

An outcome report will then be prepared on challenges and opportunities for the capital.