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…

"Brexit is not something which is happening in two years, it is happening now"

“Brexit is not something which is happening in two years, it is happening now”

This time last year the BBC was reporting that Northern Irish shoppers were heading South for bargains. Like the seasons themselves the border regions have become accustomed to currency fluctuations – sometimes benefiting the South and sometimes the North.  This time…

Brexit keeps NI shoppers at home

Overall shopper footfall in Northern Ireland was down 5.3% in October compared to a year earlier, according to research by the NI Retail Consortium. This was the weakest result of any UK region and the fact that it was the…