“How do you quantify what you might be missing out on?”

“How do you quantify what you might be missing out on?”

Intelsens was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. One look at the front page of the website of Intelesens underscores the collaborative nature of this pioneering health manufacturer….

"We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

“We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

Univet was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. Univet employs 64 people at its single manufacturing plant in Co Cavan, making veterinary pharmaceuticals for cattle, sheep and pigs….

"We’ll go where our business is, where our customers are"

“We’ll go where our business is, where our customers are”

McAree Engineering was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website There is an arc of engineering and metal fabrication that curves from south Cavan through north Monaghan to…

Keep your eye on the ball in Brussels

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made a sensible and genuinely useful contribution to the necessary political debate on the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland. To say that Ireland should not and would not help design a border to…

Taoiseach signals end of phoney war on border

Taoiseach signals end of phoney war on border

The most interesting thing about Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Brexit outburst on Friday was how long it has taken someeone, anyone, from the Irish government to tell it like it most certainly is. After 14 months of diplomatic cliches (“we agreed…

Down to the crunch on land/sea border issue

Down to the crunch on land/sea border issue

The Times of London is reporting that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is no longer looking for special deals on the land border but rather wants the EU external border with the EU to be in the middle of the Irish Sea….

All quiet at the talks, so far

All quiet at the talks, so far

According to the Daily Express the EU is at war with itself: “Brussels cracks as Brexit and member states tear apart united front”. The sub-editing desk seems to have as poor a grasp on syntax (‘apart’ should be at the…

GM foods and bullocks on steroids at a frictionless border

GM foods and bullocks on steroids at a frictionless border

Today in this Republic, we regularly find ourselves in the slightly uncomfortable position that, in relation to Brexit, the best interests of this country and indeed of common sense are often served by the unelected House of Lords. In the…

Hard decisions ahead for freight industry

Hard decisions ahead for freight industry

The prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal has massive implications for the road and maritime freight industry in Ireland. A report from the Department of Transport sets out the dependence of the industry on UK routes….

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (3)

Key Intertrade report on cross-border tariffs (3)

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF WTO TARIFFS ON CROSS-BORDER TRADE The Intertrade report seeks to put figures on three possible scenarios: WTO tariffs only WTO tariffs + 0.25% cost of NTBs WTO tariffs + 0.25% NTBs + 10% exchange rate loss. In…