Source: Pocket Brexit guide to what will happen now

Source: Pocket Brexit guide to what will happen now

As the scene of the action moves from London to Brussels, we will all need to brush up on our acronyms and the various EU bodies in order to track what is going on. The Irish government has produced a…

Frontline: ”It’s not so much the loss of revenue as the loss of hope”

Finbarr Dunwoody, Clones Chamber of Commerce Finbarr Dunwoody believes the economy is cooling off due to Brexit uncertainty. He is a quantity surveyor based in Clones and whereas before he might have been juggling four jobs at a time, now…

EDITORIAL: “In essence this is about damage control”

EDITORIAL: “In essence this is about damage control”

Donald Tusk’s name was on the envelope, but Theresa May’s letter triggering Article 50 was clearly addressed primarily to a domestic audience. It was very clear and, by the standards of the Brexit debate to date, remarkably free of rhetoric…

Source: 11% of SMEs considering relocation to UK

A survey of 1416 member companies of  ISME (Irish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Association has shown that 11% are considering relocation of up to half of their business to the UK. As previously noted on Brexit Border Blog, there is…

Frontline: "A 5% tariff will knock me out of the market"

Frontline: “A 5% tariff will knock me out of the market”

Gerry McIntyre, Cootehill Precision Engineering Cootehill Precision Engineering is the classic manufacturing start-up, driven by one man with a vision and a passion. Walking around the plant with Gerry McIntyre, anyone who is not in the business would never figure…

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

Brexit Border Blog is delighted to have been associated with The Frontline Project commissioned by the British Irish Chamber and Chambers Ireland. It is a collection of first hand testimonies collected from Louth to Donegal which reveals the extent of…

Bord Bia launches Brexit barometer check-off tool

Bord Bia launches Brexit barometer check-off tool

An Bord Bia has launched its ‘Brexit Barometer‘, an interactive 100-point system for agri-food companies to check off the nature and extent of their Brexit exposure. The system is designed to throw light on potential vulnerabilities for enterprises in: Export…

Monsieur Barnier is watching out for us

Monsieur Barnier is watching out for us

The government clearly has a strong ally in its efforts to insert the special case of Northern Ireland into the EU 27’s negotiating position – chief negotiator Michel Barnier. In a speech to the EU’s Committee of the Regions in…

Source: Northern Ireland weakest UK region says PwC

Source: Northern Ireland weakest UK region says PwC

The strong performance of the British economy since the Brexit vote, which was mainly driven by the resilience of consumer spending, is coming to an end as evidenced by retail data and business surveys, according toPwC in its latest UK…

Brexit could cause inflation in university points

The number of Irish students applying to study in the UK has dropped by almost 20% since the Brexit vote, from 4,750 last year to 3,900 this year. This is  despite guarantees from UK education authorities that Irish and other…