Source: Unions opposed Brexit

Source: Unions opposed Brexit

This 10-page statement of the position of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions was published in March 2016. Its analysis depends heavily on the NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) report published about the same time.

Source: IBEC's long wish list

Source: IBEC’s long wish list

Employers’ federation IBEC surveyed 400 Irish CEOs within two weeks of the British referendum and right away they identified a potential fault line in the national response. Unsurprisingly there was a focus on immediate impacts and specifically on the fall…

Source: Beware of surveys that say nothing

Source: Beware of surveys that say nothing

When Brexit is dominating headlines some organisation feel an absolute compulsion to get in on the act. This survey of people involved in marketing in Irish companies was published in July 2016 so the information must have been collected within…

Source: The Economist on Ireland

A rather gloomy assessment published in October 2016, but it has a rather good quote from Fergal O’Brien of the Irish Business and Employers’ Federation (IBEC):  “When your partner shoots itself in the foot, you’re bound to suffer too.”

Source: Budget responses

Source: Budget responses

“Getting Ireland Brexit-ready” is an upbeat supplement to Michael Noonan’s 2017 budget which relies heavily on the ESRI modelling of the impact of Brexit on the Irish economy. It is really just a collection of new and existing measures to…

Source: ESRI and Dept of Finance

Source: ESRI and Dept of Finance

The Department of Finance in Dublin commissioned this 12-page paper from the Economic and Social Research Institute. It includes the most substantial economic modelling to date of the likely Brexit impact on the Irish economy.   Their outlook is stark:…

Source: Single market versus customs union

One of the main purposes of this blog is to find simple, clear explanations of issues which partisan commentators prefer to complicate. No publication does this job better than The Economist. This one-page essay on The difference between Europe’s “customs…

Source: CPD on best NI outcome

Source: CPD on best NI outcome

  This very substantial study of almost 50 pages published by the Belfast-based Centre for Democracy and Peace Building was prepared by Professor David Phinnemore whose team at Queen’s University has produced a series of Brexit papers and a Brexit Resource Guide….

Source: A legal perspective

Source: A legal perspective

did  This short document written a month after the referendum runs through issues that have generally been well covered in broadsheets – the legal eagles noted that the referendum was only advisory but did not flag up the possibility of…

Source: Policy paper, Centre for Cross-Border Studies

Source: Policy paper, Centre for Cross-Border Studies

A 12-page paper published June 2016 which scans all the possible options broadly from the perspective of the cross-border workforce, so there is a great deal of focus on the Common Travel Area.