The European single market represents a vital component of Ireland's economy. Over the past thirty years Ireland has been able to take advantage of the free flow of goods, services, capital, and people, which has led to significant growth in the country's trade and investment.

The single market has provided Irish businesses with access to a market of over 500 million consumers, allowing them to expand their customer base and increase revenue. For this episode of Ibec Responds join Pat Ivory from Ibec’s EU & International Affairs team and Deirdre Clune, Member of the European Parliament, for an overview of this powerful economic force and learn what the next 30 years of the EU Single Market will look like.

Learn more about Ibec’s Stronger Europe, Stronger Ireland campaign here.

Ibec’s quarterly overview of major issues impacting Irish business at EU and global level Global Focus is available here.

You can access the Ibec survey on SMEs and the single market here.

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Ep. 24  /  Ibec Responds

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