Brexit threat to European anti-terror cooperation

Brexit threat to European anti-terror cooperation

Ahead of the London Bridge terrorist attack, Italian authorities had warned their British counterparts about one of the perpetrators, Italian citizen Youssef Zaghba. He was listed on the Schengen Information System (SIS), an EU-wide law enforcement database, after he was…

Update of impact on sectors of Irish economy

Update of impact on sectors of Irish economy

While we discuss Brexit in sweeping generalities, economists and researchers must put numbers on things. The latest update from IGEES (Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service) within  the Department of Finance consists mainly of diagrammatic illustration of the likely impact…

ESRI (2) Energy and climate policies need Brexit-proofing

Ireland has had an all-island single electricity market (SEM) since 2007, which is part of the wider EU Internal Market for Electricity, as is the electricity market in Britain. According to the Economic and Social Research Institute in a new…

ESRI (1): Brexit could take €600 million out of budget

ESRI (1): Brexit could take €600 million out of budget

    The Economic and Social Research Institute reckons a hard Brexit could leave a €600 millon hole in the government’s budget over the next three years. In its latest Quarterly Economic Commentary, it writes: “The need for caution on…

IBEC wants up to €400 in Brexit aid for companies

IBEC wants up to €400 in Brexit aid for companies

Business organisation IBEC reckons Irish companies will need subsidies amounting to about 5% of annual sales, or up to €400, if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal. In a major document launched to coincide with the…

As talks begin, keep your eye on the border

After a year of posturing, the serious business of Brexit begins this morning in the Berlaymont Building, EU Commission headquarters in the centre of Brussels. Statements from London overnight indicate that there has been no retreat –  the UK intends…

Brexit after UK election (II): Mapping unintended consequences

Talks between the UK and EU begin next week, but we know nothing more about the British position than we did when Theresa May triggered Article 50 two and a half months ago. Despite her rhetoric, Brexit did not figure…

Brexit after UK election (1): Assume no change

The outcome of the British general election was a bombshell, but many of the headlines about Brexit impact are the purest of speculation.  A week on, the New Financial group has published a paper on thewonk.eu which attempts to put…

Senior Tories talk to Labour on ‘soft Brexit’ plan

Press reports in London say that senior Tories have been in touch with Labour to seek support in forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to take a more conciliatory line in talks with the EU The Evening Standard, edited by former chancellor…

Fears of one-year delay in start of Brexit negotiations

Fears are being expressed in London and Brussels that talks on  Brexit could be delayed by as much as a year in the wake of the British general election, according to media reports. Talks are scheduled to begin on 19th…