IIEA’s practical guide to the Brexit process

In the immediate aftermath of the British referendum last year a great deal of media attention was paid to the formal Brexit process and timeline. Since that process was formally launched with the triggering of Article 50 at the end…

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN – the cross border organisation is teaming up with Queen’s University to conduct a research project on Brexit and the Central Border region.  The results of the project  will be compiled in a project report that will be shared with…

Ryanair may stop flights to and from UK by 2019

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has warned that the airline may have to stop flying to and from the UK from the end of 2018 unless a new post-Brexit aviation deal is agreed with the EU. If Britain leaves the EU without…

98 per cent of firms have not made plans to deal with Brexit - Intertrade Ireland

98 per cent of firms have not made plans to deal with Brexit – Intertrade Ireland

Intertrade Ireland was perhaps the first organisation to point out the extent to which Irish businesses were relying mostly on tv news for their Brexit information. It conducts quarterly surveys and given a year has almost passed since the Brexit…

Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be

Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be

This LSE analysis by Davd Richards and Martin Smyth entitled “Things were better in the past: Brexit and the Westminster fallacy of democratic nostalgia” points to the apparent contradiction between the view that Brexit emerged from a populist bottom up revolt…

6000 lorries from north cross the border every day

Irish customs authorities are planning to inspect 6-8% of the more than 6000 HGVs which cross from Northern Ireland into the Republic per day. Giving evidence to the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Seamus Leheny of the NI Freight Transport Association, described…

The German thinking behind making Britain pay

The German thinking behind making Britain pay

The recent RedC poll we reported on reflected a view across nine European countries that the interests of the remaining 27 EU countries must come first ahead of any special arrangement with the UK.  This piece in the New Statesman by…

Reality is biting

Reality is biting

There was a sense in the UK both before and after the Brexit vote that the 27 remaining EU countries would value the UK’s market sufficient for them to prioritise a new economic relationship in negotiations.  In practical terms that…

EU firms replacing UK supply chain links

Almost half of EU businesses working with British suppliers are already seeking replacement suppliers in other EU countries, according to a survey by by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Almost two thirds of UK businesses said they have seen their…

IMF: Brexit is most pressing challenge for Ireland

IMF: Brexit is most pressing challenge for Ireland

The International Monetary Fund reckons “Brexit represents the most pressing and far-reaching challenge for Ireland.” In the Concluding Statement of an official mission visit, it noted that while the impact to date has been modest, the overall effects over the…