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…

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN – the cross border organisation is teaming up with Queen’s University to conduct a research project on Brexit and the Central Border region.  The results of the project  will be compiled in a project report that will be shared with…

Reality is biting

Reality is biting

There was a sense in the UK both before and after the Brexit vote that the 27 remaining EU countries would value the UK’s market sufficient for them to prioritise a new economic relationship in negotiations.  In practical terms that…

Irish companies must prepare for a hard Brexit –  Enterprise Ireland

Irish companies must prepare for a hard Brexit – Enterprise Ireland

Much of the debate about Brexit has been on the theoretical side with, as BBB has pointed out continually, little on the practical.  Now Enterprise Ireland has launched a very practical online scorecard www.prepareforbrexit.ie .  With a warning that Irish companies…

Do not get distracted from real issues by UK electioneering

Do not get distracted from real issues by UK electioneering

EDITORIAL: We on the island of Ireland need to keep our eyes firmly fixed on the centre of the stage and ignore the off-stage commotion, raised voices and nasty tones emanating from the UK election. It is very important to…

Frontline: No new investment in wind in Northern Ireland.

Frontline: No new investment in wind in Northern Ireland.

  Optinergy of Stradone, Co. Cavan specialises in provision of operations and maintenance services to the wind industry in Ireland north and south and across Europe.    It manages and maintains a high number of wind turbines across Northern Ireland which makes up about…

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

Brexit Border Blog is delighted to have been associated with The Frontline Project commissioned by the British Irish Chamber and Chambers Ireland. It is a collection of first hand testimonies collected from Louth to Donegal which reveals the extent of…

Failure to plan for a 'no deal' will be a serious dereliction of duty.

Failure to plan for a ‘no deal’ will be a serious dereliction of duty.

The government has said no Brexit deal is better than a bad deal. This has provoked Westminster’s Foreign Affairs Committee to explore the implications of a such a ‘no deal’.  Its report spells out why it believes such an eventuality…