“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…

"We’ll go where our business is, where our customers are"

McAree Engineering was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website There is an arc of engineering and metal fabrication that curves from south Cavan through north Monaghan to…

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made a sensible and genuinely useful contribution to the necessary political debate on the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland. To say that Ireland should not and would not help design a border to…

Planning for Brexit and beyond

The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has produced a 400 page plus report entitled Brexit and the Future of Ireland: Uniting Ireland and its People in Peace and Prosperity and included is an analysis of the…

Taoiseach signals end of phoney war on border

The most interesting thing about Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Brexit outburst on Friday was how long it has taken someeone, anyone, from the Irish government to tell it like it most certainly is. After 14 months of diplomatic cliches (“we agreed…

Down to the crunch on land/sea border issue

The Times of London is reporting that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is no longer looking for special deals on the land border but rather wants the EU external border with the EU to be in the middle of the Irish Sea….

All quiet at the talks, so far

According to the Daily Express the EU is at war with itself: “Brussels cracks as Brexit and member states tear apart united front”. The sub-editing desk seems to have as poor a grasp on syntax (‘apart’ should be at the…