"Politically crass and scientifically meritless" - Ouch!

With a title – “How the UK and EU can resolve the Irish border issue after Brexit” – you would think that the Legatum Institute had it all sorted.   Not according to Queen’s University’s Dr Katy Hayward and Research…

HMRC - adding it up.

The head of the HMRC has given his estimation to the Treasury Select Committee  of the cost of border and tax checks post Brexit. Between five and eight hundred million pounds with the need for about 5000 additional staff. Although…

"...someone is going to mention the unmentionable."

The response by the EU’s Michel Barnier to the EU’s position papers on Brexit’s particular impact on Ireland was fairly direct – in effect calling Britain out on its stance. In the Irish Examiner Fergus Finlay calls Britain out further, not…

Europe comes first

Daily headlines about Brexit show how much the issue dominates here.  Not so elsewhere.  As Polly Toynbee points out in the Guardian – with German elections looming at the end of the month, there was not a single mention of…

Englands' difficulty is Irelands' too

Its over fourteen months since the Brexit referendum.  We’re now well into the first phase of negotiations but far away from any real understanding of what Brexit will look like and how negotiations will go.  In fact its worse than…

Revenue Commissioners on how they see Brexit working out.

Brexit Border has been given a briefing from the Revenue Commissioners outlining how they see some of the issues emerging from Brexit working out. According to a senior Revenue official a UK exit from the EU customs union will raise…

“How do you quantify what you might be missing out on?”

Intelsens was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. One look at the front page of the website of Intelesens underscores the collaborative nature of this pioneering health manufacturer….

Replacing a customs union with ..... a customs union.

The government has published the first of its policy papers on Brexit with two proposals: (i) A highly streamlined customs arrangement between the UK and the EU.  That’s essentially an elongated transition period during which it wants to negotiate trade…

"We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

Univet was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. Univet employs 64 people at its single manufacturing plant in Co Cavan, making veterinary pharmaceuticals for cattle, sheep and pigs….

A tale - less a few cities

Soft Brexit or hard Brexit its all bad news for cities across the UK in a new report by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Centre for Cities, which examines for the first time the potential impact of both…