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Brexit LIVE: Varadkar ally admits panic - and reveals English tourists snubbing Ireland

Joe McHugh, Ireland’s education minister, has said that Brexit uncertainty is having a negative impact on the tourism and hospitality sector. Ireland, which is dependent on summer tourism, saw a huge decrease in visitors this summer. The Donegal Branch of the Irish Hotel Federation reported a 20-25 percent decrease in the number of visitors coming from Britain.

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