Brexit cost food exporters €570 million in 2016

Brexit cost food exporters €570 million in 2016

The first bill for Brexit is in and it is huge. A Bord Bia Export Review and Prospects Report to be issued later today will show that sterling currency movements in the wake of the June referendum vote cost Irish…

Source: thewonk.eu

Source: thewonk.eu

We set up Brexit Border Blog because there was no good, independent source of focused information on Brexit as it may impact on the island of Ireland. There are good sources elsewhere and an excellent example is thewonk.eu, which supplies…

Intertrade's £1000 Brexit voucher

Intertrade’s £1000 Brexit voucher

Intertrade Ireland is offering SMEs vouchers worth £1000 or its Euro equivalent to buy in Brexit-related expertise. Applicant companies must be registered Small Businesses (10 employees or less) in manufacturing or internationally tradable services with annual turnover not exceeding €2…

TK Whitaker: an appreciation

TK Whitaker: an appreciation

TK Whitaker, who passed away on Monday, didn’t actually lead us into the EEC but he certainly prepared the path more than any other single person. His genius lay not merely in the analytical capacity he showed in writing the…

Enterprise Ireland: Prepare for a hard Brexit

Enterprise Ireland: Prepare for a hard Brexit

Enterprise Ireland is advising client companies to prepare for a hard Brexit. Speaking to the media at the presentation of its 2016 report, CEO Julie Sinnamon said Brexit was the number one challenge facing the companies the state agency worked…

The pace quickens, the tone toughens (2)

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan rowed into the debate over the weekend, describing Brexit as a mess that is getting messier. In a tough opinion piece in the Irish Times under the headline “Now is the time to cut our ties…

The pace quickens, the tone toughens (1)

The Phoney War is over. British Prime Minister Theresa May has still not set out any sort of plan but her statement to Sky News that she will not seek to retain ‘bits of EU membership’ is ominous. Combined with…

Source: Bord Bia's Brexit alert system

Source: Bord Bia’s Brexit alert system

The food industry north and south is on the front line when it comes to likely ‘hard border’ outcomes: 54% of cross-border trade is in agri-food products in some form or other and they would attract the highest rates of…

Tory donor warns May on single market access

Tory donor warns May on single market access

Tory donor Sir Andrew Cook told The Times he would stop funding the Conservative Party if Prime Minister Theresa May took the UK out of the EU single market. Cook has provided over £1.2 million to the party. “It is…

Source: German  view of Ireland's exposure

Source: German view of Ireland’s exposure

Europe’s biggest economy is going to take a substantial hit from Brexit. Almost 15 percent of the cars made in Germany are sold in the UK, while BMW makes Minis and Volkswagen makes Bentleys in England for export to the…