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…

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…

Customs delays could 'eliminate' border food trade

Customs delays could ‘eliminate’ border food trade

More than six months ago we warned of the lack of hard, practical  information north and south on the potential consequences of Brexit. There were no useful official sources and the standard of media analysis was such that it was…

Frontline:  "I was amazed. They were just trying it on."

Frontline: “I was amazed. They were just trying it on.”

Carleton Cakes in Cootehill employs about 80 people and sells about 50% of its production into the UK including the north. They supply all the big supermarkets – Dunnes, Tesco, Supervalu – with tray bakes and are now selling into…

Frontline: “Cheaper diesel is still pulling a bit of northern trade in this direction”

Frontline: “Cheaper diesel is still pulling a bit of northern trade in this direction”

  Michael Geraghty, Secretary, Cavan Chamber of Commerce Travel agent Michael Geraghty says that there is a measurable Brexit impact on trading in Cavan town, but it has to be seen in the context of previous currency swings and the…