IoD - Northern Ireland will be the litmus test for Brexit.

IoD – Northern Ireland will be the litmus test for Brexit.

The IoD has called it The Irish Question  . Throughout this comprehensive report, authored by Seamus Nevin, are raised potential implications of Brexit but particularly how they are amplified across the Irish border.  It highlights  the extent to which some businesses…

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 and the Energy Trilemma

Brexit and the Energy Trilemma

Markets, particularly energy markets, need security.  Indeed its one of the three legs of the energy trilemma affecting Ireland.  The other two are competitiveness and sustainability. The Institute of International and European affairs has published a considered piece on post…

"Is there a sense you may be hit by our decision more than we are?"

“Is there a sense you may be hit by our decision more than we are?”

This Blog has urged more informed debate and facts around the issues emerging from Brexit. Two days of evidence gathering by the Lords European Union Select Committee has demonstrated the extent to which there are more questions than answers. Day…

Source: The Irish energy market

Source: The Irish energy market

Two-page summary published October 2016 by law firm LK Shields. Ireland imported energy worth €6 billion from the UK in 2014. The single energy market is not dependent on EU membership but any new EU tariffs on these imports  could…