More dough for Brexit bread

More dough for Brexit bread

Half of the flour used by Irish bakers is milled on the island of Ireland in just three big flour mills, two in Belfast and one in Portarlington. The Belfast mills export 60% of their output to the south and…

Source: Government sets out its Brexit priorities (2)

Source: Government sets out its Brexit priorities (2)

The Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and the UK has been so successful that few people are aware of its existence and the very notion of producing passports at the border is met with amazement and even ridicule. Yet…

Source: Government sets out its Brexit priorities (1)

Source: Government sets out its Brexit priorities (1)

Over the last nine months we have gradually realised more and more ramifications of Brexit, but mapping the full extent of the impact is extremely challenging. The government has decided to have a go in a 24-page document issued in…

Guest article: Same again Scotland?

Guest article: Same again Scotland?

Events in Scotland have such potential to alter the whole framework of the Brexit debate in these islands that Brexit Border Blog is making an exception to our strict ‘non-political’ rule to get an update from an Edinburgh perspective. The…

Source: Where will British fish go after Brexit?

Surprisingly little has been heard from or about the fishing industry in the Brexit debate to date. It has not really figured at all in an otherwise lively discussion of Irish agri-food issues, which would seem to indicate that the…

Source: Hard days ahead in dairy

Source: Hard days ahead in dairy

On Friday RTE Radio 1 broadcast a Brexit Special edition of Today with Sean O‘Rourke from Castleblaney, with a strong emphasis on the challenges facing the dairy trade. Eucolait, the EU representative body for dairy has released a position paper…

Beware adddiction to positive Brexit spin

The Irish government is still hopelessly addicted to positive spin on Brexit, according to Irish Times Business Editor Cliff Taylor. “It has been almost as if the discussion on how Brexit would happen was taking place in a parallel universe,…

Source: Oireachtas Report (3)

“The Likely Economic Impact of Brexit with Particular Emphasis on Jobs and Enterprise” Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation The Committee concludes its report with a series of recommendations but frankly some of them would be better described…

Source: Oireachtas Committee report (2)

We like reports that are  straight and to the point, that provide information which might actually be of use to decision-makers. Expert testimony to the Committee showed what can happen when companies are badly informed. “Mr (Aidan) Gough of InterTradeIreland…

Source: Oireachtas report useful but dated (1)

Source: Oireachtas report useful but dated (1)

Since we launched at the end of October last year, BBB has logged over 50 Irish works of substance on Brexit in our Reports & Analysis section. The latest 48-page offering from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation…