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…

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

Brexit Border Blog is delighted to have been associated with The Frontline Project commissioned by the British Irish Chamber and Chambers Ireland. It is a collection of first hand testimonies collected from Louth to Donegal which reveals the extent of…

More dough for Brexit bread

More dough for Brexit bread

Half of the flour used by Irish bakers is milled on the island of Ireland in just three big flour mills, two in Belfast and one in Portarlington. The Belfast mills export 60% of their output to the south and…

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…