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…

Taoiseach outlines plans to cope with Brexit

Extracts from a speech to Institute for International and European Affairs, 15th February 2017 “The last Budget contained tax measures to support Irish businesses who could be affected by Brexit. As part of this, we have taken specific actions to…

Source: What will the border look like?

Source: What will the border look like?

There is a powerful air of unreality about the political conversations to date about the future of the border. Hard, soft, frictionless, seamless, blah, blah – we would all prefer to crack a couple of jokes and forget about the…

RTE features Brexitborder.com in "uncertain future" debate

RTE features Brexitborder.com in “uncertain future” debate

The Week in Politics kicks off its debate this week by acknowledging that the reality of a hard border could be about to bite us with former government minister Dermot Ahern reminding us how difficult things were in the past saying “it would…

European Movement Ireland - Brexit Blog is an "important initiative"

European Movement Ireland – Brexit Blog is an “important initiative”

We are inviting guest articles on the issue of Brexit and its implications.  The European Movement Ireland’s Executive Director Noelle O’Connell writes – “Brexit is bigger than all of us and will require a concerted approach.” “The Ireland I now…

We're Live - the Brexit Border Blog

We’re Live – the Brexit Border Blog

Today we are going live with the Brexit Border Blog which has been operating in pilot form since the beginning of November, publishing independent facts, analysis and news on the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland. Brexit’s impact…

Brexit - not since wartime has the strategic agenda for Ireland been so complex.

Brexit – not since wartime has the strategic agenda for Ireland been so complex.

So packed is the Institute for International and European Affairs Brexit Status Report , published six months after the vote, its difficult to know where to start but one thing does jump out and that is that the much talked about two…

Source: The Irish development aid perspective

Source: The Irish development aid perspective

Brexit is increasingly like a great tsunami sending out powerful waves that eventually wash up on some distant, unexpected shore or inlet. Its impact on Irish development aid and humanitarian organisations was probably not immediately obvious to most of us…

Thinking the unthinkable

Thinking the unthinkable

It is well worth a visit to The International Institute for European Affairs website for its information ranging from the strategic – for example Brendan Halligan’s piece on “Ireland in a Europe without Britain” where he touches on thinking the unthinkable…