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…

Brexit's impact on the Game of Throne's industry

Brexit’s impact on the Game of Throne’s industry

Creative industries are a hugely important global growth area. It is not all “Game of Thrones” though that has helped focus attention on the industry, particularly in Northern Ireland where government has identified innovation, R&D and creativity as key economic…

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…

"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: CPD on best NI outcome

Source: CPD on best NI outcome

  This very substantial study of almost 50 pages published by the Belfast-based Centre for Democracy and Peace Building was prepared by Professor David Phinnemore whose team at Queen’s University has produced a series of Brexit papers and a Brexit Resource Guide….

Source: Policy paper, Centre for Cross-Border Studies

Source: Policy paper, Centre for Cross-Border Studies

A 12-page paper published June 2016 which scans all the possible options broadly from the perspective of the cross-border workforce, so there is a great deal of focus on the Common Travel Area.

Source: NI Assembly briefing note

Source: NI Assembly briefing note

This 15-page paper published in March 2015 which now seems such a long time ago – there are presumptions about UK political continuity which are definitely dated. It rehearsed all the prevailing arguments for and against, coming down for a…

Source: Managing the border

Source: Managing the border

This 27-page report from Queen’s University has no publication date but was clearly written at least a month after the referendum in June 2016. While it is light on trade impacts it provides a quite comprehensive overview of all the…