Source: Exposure by sector

Source: Exposure by sector

IGEES (Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service) is a little-known unit in the Department of Finance but they have produced an exceptionally useful 60-page report (October 2016) itemising likely Brexit impact sector by sector. This is important because for the typical decision-maker…

Source: NTMA pre-vote report

Source: NTMA pre-vote report

  The National Treasury Management Agency, which borrows money on behalf of the Irish state from international financial markets, can muster serious analytical clout. This 17-page report scans the whole Brexit horizon but it suffers from being written (June 2015)…

Source: Merrion Brokers

Source: Merrion Brokers

Brokers could hardly ignore Brexit in their quarterly newsletters to customers but some of them hardly add value: “One can only speculate as to how “Brexit” will impact Ireland in the coming months and years.” You don’t need an economist…

Source: Goodbody Brokers on Irish economy

Source: Goodbody Brokers on Irish economy

Goodbody Brokers economist Dermot O’Leary downgraded his expectations of the Irish economy in the wake of the referendum result. Like most such reports it spends more time trying to analyse the impact on the British economy before attempting to measure…

Source: Unions opposed Brexit

Source: Unions opposed Brexit

This 10-page statement of the position of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions was published in March 2016. Its analysis depends heavily on the NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) report published about the same time.

Source: The Economist on Ireland

A rather gloomy assessment published in October 2016, but it has a rather good quote from Fergal O’Brien of the Irish Business and Employers’ Federation (IBEC):  “When your partner shoots itself in the foot, you’re bound to suffer too.”

Source: Budget responses

Source: Budget responses

“Getting Ireland Brexit-ready” is an upbeat supplement to Michael Noonan’s 2017 budget which relies heavily on the ESRI modelling of the impact of Brexit on the Irish economy. It is really just a collection of new and existing measures to…

Source: Single market versus customs union

One of the main purposes of this blog is to find simple, clear explanations of issues which partisan commentators prefer to complicate. No publication does this job better than The Economist. This one-page essay on The difference between Europe’s “customs…

Source: Brexit and the CAP

Source: Brexit and the CAP

A 27-page in-depth report from PACT European Affairs, a Brussels-based consultancy, published November 2016. The two lead authors have complementary backgrounds, one within the Commission bureaucracy dealing with CAP, the other outside lobbying on behalf of agri-food organisations. Their main…

Source: Implications for Irish Agri-food

Implications of British exit from the EU for the Irish agri-food sector Author: Alan Matthews Published by Trinity Economics Papers Dublin TEP Working Paper No. 0215, April 2015 21 pages. Useful table of EU Common External Tariffs on agri-food products on…