It is Ireland that will suffer most in a Brexit no deal

It is Ireland that will suffer most in a Brexit no deal

Whether it is hard ball or reality the potential of a no deal has entered the conversation.  The former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus in this piece for “The Conversation” reflects on the potential outcome of a no…

THE IRISH BORDER QUESTION

THE IRISH BORDER QUESTION

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has put an untagged coach and horses through the potential for electronic tagging along the border post Brexit saying – it will not work.  His comments come as the border issue dominates in this…

Put simply - "Brexit is a bad thing"

Put simply – “Brexit is a bad thing”

For aviation – new agreements on flights ahead of Brexit. For energy – a French Irish interconnector.  For business – relaxation of rules to allow support post Brexit.  These are just a few of the proposals in the Seanad’s Special…

Sharing experience

Sharing experience

While Brexit negotiations are now playing out a high level in Europe companies are still trying to work out the net effect on their businesses. Many are still living in the land of known unknowns and unknown knowns. Intertrade Ireland commissioned…

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…

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…

Lords warn of potential disaster for agri-food sector

Lords warn of potential disaster for agri-food sector

Hard border controls, tariffs and smuggling could “severely disrupt” the agri-food industry here post-Brexit, the House of Lords EU Committee is warning. The Lords’ Brexit: Agriculture report, published yesterday, insists there will need to be Transitional Arrangements to allow the…

Source: NI problems compounded by Brexit election

Source: NI problems compounded by Brexit election

In the absence of much mention in Britain of possible harsh effects of Brexit on Northern Ireland, credit is due to the European Policy Centre (EPC) for at least trying to provoke a discussion. Compiled by a group of Belfast-based…

Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Three of the issues that have attracted attention in the wake of Brexit underscore both the law of unintended consequences and the emerging contradictions between the Brexit vote and the British Government response. The UK voted for a hard Brexit…