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.