It seems strange that if I travel an hour and a half north I will no longer be in the EU, but that will soon be a reality.
Ireland has now become the leading English-speaking economy in the EU, and Irish business must present itself as such.
There are very difficult challenges ahead, but we have the skills, we have the drive, we are the digital hub of Europe. It may be a frightening time for our economy, but it is also an interesting one, and we need to act positively.
Will the UK leave as soon as possible, or have a period of disengagement that lasts for years? Will they seek to retain membership of the single market? If not, what rules will govern trade between Ireland and Britain? Should the expected post-Brexit UK recession take hold, the real impact in Ireland would be to derive the Irish Government of hundreds of millions of euros - possibly billions - of revenue. There’s a billion euros a week in Anglo-Irish trade. Ireland will seek to take advantage of the UK’s exit. There will be overtures to financial institutions in London that 50 minutes away on an airplane there is an English speaking EU member, with strong links to the US and a business-friendly government where they would be very welcome to bring their highly paid jobs and their tax contributions.