Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Three of the issues that have attracted attention in the wake of Brexit underscore both the law of unintended consequences and the emerging contradictions between the Brexit vote and the British Government response. The UK voted for a hard Brexit…

Source: Straight talking and business advice from PwC (1)

Source: Straight talking and business advice from PwC (1)

We spend a lot of time dredging the silt of the Brexit debate looking for the odd nugget of information which might be of practical benefit to business decision-makers. There are quite a few in “The Signal from the Noise“,…

Source: "The only certainty is that it will be dramatically different"

Source: “The only certainty is that it will be dramatically different”

The Council Journal is the journal for local government and gives an indication of what is occupying the minds of decision makers at that level.  And this latest “in-depth” report shows the extent of concern about the impact of Brexit and…

Frontline:  "I was amazed. They were just trying it on."

Frontline: “I was amazed. They were just trying it on.”

Carleton Cakes in Cootehill employs about 80 people and sells about 50% of its production into the UK including the north. They supply all the big supermarkets – Dunnes, Tesco, Supervalu – with tray bakes and are now selling into…

Editorial: Pretending it doesn't exist won't work

Editorial: Pretending it doesn’t exist won’t work

It’s only a short letter in the Irish Times drawing the readers attention to a new Irish phrase for Brexit being heard in the Gaeltacht. Marrying the Irish Sasanach for a British person and amach, which is Irish for out,…

The price of a pint.

The price of a pint.

Guinness has been doing some homework on Brexit and talking to Bloomberg about it. Drilling down into specific costs of a Brexit shows they do 13,000 cross border journeys each year, and potential delay costs on the border post Brexit…

Helpful comparison table from IIEA.

Helpful comparison table from IIEA.

Now that the dust has settled after the two opening statements from the UK and the EU Andrew Gilmore’s blog on the Institute for International and European Affairs website has published a  helpful side by side comparison of the broad…

FRONTLINE “WE HAD TO PULL AINTREE”

FRONTLINE “WE HAD TO PULL AINTREE”

Matthews Coach Hire employs more than 70 people from its base at Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, about six kilometres from the South Armagh border.  A bit over one-tenth of revenues come from bus tours, many into Northern Ireland and Britain. The…

It is nice to be recognised

It is nice to be recognised

We’ve been blogging on Brexit for just over five months and have accumulated a substantial library of information as well as comment and analysis on the issues of Brexit affecting the island of Ireland.  So it was with some delight…

Source: 50 things you need to ask about Brexit

Keeping up with the expanding ripples of Brexit is hard work. Even after five months of fairly obsessive coverage, Brexit Border Blog was shocked and dismayed to learn this week that the price of chocolate bars may rise: Cadburys said…