Source: Brexit and higher education in Ireland

Source: Brexit and higher education in Ireland

BBB has recently become aware of quite a bit of quiet desperation in higher education circles in Northern Ireland about the likely impact of Brexit in areas from direct funding and student flows to research cooperation. There are also serious…

Source: A quick tour of Theresa May's speech

Source: A quick tour of Theresa May’s speech

FTI Consulting has studied the entrails of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech to try to divine what they mean in a brief three page report. In retrospect it may well be found that Point 4 – relationship with Ireland…

Source: IBEC wants Brexit aid exemption for food

Source: IBEC wants Brexit aid exemption for food

The Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation has called for an exemption on EU rules for state aid because of the likely Brexit impact on the food and drinks sector. In a 20-page report its sectoral body for the food and…

Source: The Irish development aid perspective

Source: The Irish development aid perspective

Brexit is increasingly like a great tsunami sending out powerful waves that eventually wash up on some distant, unexpected shore or inlet. Its impact on Irish development aid and humanitarian organisations was probably not immediately obvious to most of us…

“There’s no doubt that many believe the UK has shot itself in Ireland’s foot”

Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, John McGrane, in this piece in the Irish Times is taking a helicopter view of the need to think beyond the moment in terms of achieving the best outcome for Ireland…

Revenue and Customs visit EU external borders

Revenue and Customs visit EU external borders

Irish Revenue and Customs officials have visited EU external borders in Austria and Sweden to examine modern methods of handling flows of commercial goods, the Irish Independent reports. Revenue does not expect the need for a big increase in enforcement staff…

Source: The view from Brussels

People who thought or hoped Brexit would go away soon may be depressed by the latest offering from thewonk.eu. The title is fine – “Brexit in perspective – An insider’s view from Brussels” – but they may be alarmed by…

Thinking the unthinkable

Thinking the unthinkable

It is well worth a visit to The International Institute for European Affairs website for its information ranging from the strategic – for example Brendan Halligan’s piece on “Ireland in a Europe without Britain” where he touches on thinking the unthinkable…

Brexit cost food exporters €570 million in 2016

Brexit cost food exporters €570 million in 2016

The first bill for Brexit is in and it is huge. A Bord Bia Export Review and Prospects Report to be issued later today will show that sterling currency movements in the wake of the June referendum vote cost Irish…

Source: thewonk.eu

Source: thewonk.eu

We set up Brexit Border Blog because there was no good, independent source of focused information on Brexit as it may impact on the island of Ireland. There are good sources elsewhere and an excellent example is thewonk.eu, which supplies…