[retweetWITH Brexit high among the global issues set to dominate the year ahead, the business community will be keen to keep up with rapid developments.

Today and tomorrow, the Killarney Economic Conference will scrutinise the process and explain developments. Key among a list of expert speakers is Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who has insisted Northern Ireland will not be separated “constitutionally, politically, economically or regulatory” from the UK.

Michael Russell, Scottish minister for UK negotiations on Scotland’s place in Europe, and Mark Drakeford, the Welsh cabinet secretary for finance, will address other UK political views.

The line-up for the event, at The Brehon Hotel, also includes Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin; Catherine Barnard, professor of EU law at Cambridge University; and former chief press officer at No 10 Downing Street Matthew O’Toole.

The panel chair is Mark Hennessy, Irish Times news editor and former London editor.