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…

EU will respond to Article 50 in 48 hours, says Tusk

EU will respond to Article 50 in 48 hours, says Tusk

EU Council President Donald Tusk said the Commission will respond in around 48 hours when the UK formally triggers Article 50. Speaking to a press conference in Brussels, he said: “When the UK notifies, it is our goal to react…

Source: All the key figures on agri-food reliance on UK market

Source: All the key figures on agri-food reliance on UK market

There are two Irish economies: the hi-tech international economy, and the indigenous economy with an enormous reliance on agri-food. The Hidden Ireland is still doing pretty much what we have been doing since the Repeal of the Corn Laws: rearing…

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:…