IFA warns of 'virtual wipe out' of food exports to UK

IFA warns of ‘virtual wipe out’ of food exports to UK

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) fears a “virtual wipe out” of food exports to the UK if there is no early trade deal with the EU. IFA chief economist Rowena Dwyer said trading under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would…

How the UK will trade with us and the world

The formal position of the British government is that when the UK leaves the EU some time in 2019, it will have negotiated a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Union. Nobody else seems to think this will be possible:…

Brexit business relocation will be a two-way street

It is expected that the triggering of Article 50 in coming weeks will also set relocation plans in motion as companies seek to secure access to their main markets. The focus is very much on UK financial services which will…

Future of the EU: Not the moon, just a telescope

Future of the EU: Not the moon, just a telescope

Perhaps we don’t give Jean-Claude Juncker enough credit. The President of the European Commission, the man the British tabloid press most loved to hate until they got Michel Barnier into their sights, has proven to have some  significant oratorical skills….

Editorial: Has Enda reshaped the Brexit border debate?

The border, which never really went away, is definitely back at the centre of Irish politics. Last week we warned of the dangers of assuming an easy read-across from protecting the peace process to avoiding customs controls on an external…

“Everything you always wanted to know about Brexit”

We just could not resist this title, which reads in full:  “Everything you always wanted to know about Brexit (but didn’t have time to read).” The sub-title gives it away a bit by disclosing that the focus is fairly narrowly…

A billion litres of Northern Ireland milk face tariffs

A billion litres of Northern Ireland milk face tariffs

"Special Irish border deal not possible"

“Special Irish border deal not possible”

An article in the Business section of today’s Irish Times should be required reading for everyone in Irish public life. It is by Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of economic history at Oxford University and the headline really tells it all:…

Hard facts from a truthful Brexiteer

Hard facts from a truthful Brexiteer

We focus on the hard facts of Brexit. Eight months after the referendum, people who point to some inevitable consequences of leaving the single market and customs union are still being accused of scaremongering. The pro-Brexit campaign was a sea…

Source: Getting to know the WTO tariffs

Source: Getting to know the WTO tariffs

We might all start with “A Beginner’s Guide to Trade Data” published by the Wall Street Journal. Next comes an article in the Economist Magazine outlining some of the many difficulties Britain will face in a transition from trading as…