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 - not since wartime has the strategic agenda for Ireland been so complex.

Brexit – not since wartime has the strategic agenda for Ireland been so complex.

So packed is the Institute for International and European Affairs Brexit Status Report , published six months after the vote, its difficult to know where to start but one thing does jump out and that is that the much talked about two…

Thinking the unthinkable

Thinking the unthinkable

It is well worth a visit to The International Institute for European Affairs website for its information ranging from the strategic – for example Brendan Halligan’s piece on “Ireland in a Europe without Britain” where he touches on thinking the unthinkable…

Source: Brexit, Northern Ireland and Ireland

Source: Brexit, Northern Ireland and Ireland

  A 26-page joint study published by the universities of Durham and Newcastle which runs through issues of travel, citizenship and trade  in a readable style. It was published in June 2016, presumably before the referendum judging by the opening…

"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…

Source: Little impact on hotel sector

Source: Little impact on hotel sector

This is another survey which says little we don’t know already, this time in the hotel sector. Hoteliers expect the Brexit impact to be minimal, except in the Border counties with more exposure to the Northern Ireland market, but even…

Source: IBEC's long wish list

Source: IBEC’s long wish list

Employers’ federation IBEC surveyed 400 Irish CEOs within two weeks of the British referendum and right away they identified a potential fault line in the national response. Unsurprisingly there was a focus on immediate impacts and specifically on the fall…

Source: Beware of surveys that say nothing

Source: Beware of surveys that say nothing

When Brexit is dominating headlines some organisation feel an absolute compulsion to get in on the act. This survey of people involved in marketing in Irish companies was published in July 2016 so the information must have been collected within…

Source: ESRI and Dept of Finance

Source: ESRI and Dept of Finance

The Department of Finance in Dublin commissioned this 12-page paper from the Economic and Social Research Institute. It includes the most substantial economic modelling to date of the likely Brexit impact on the Irish economy.   Their outlook is stark:…

Source: CPD on best NI outcome

Source: CPD on best NI outcome

  This very substantial study of almost 50 pages published by the Belfast-based Centre for Democracy and Peace Building was prepared by Professor David Phinnemore whose team at Queen’s University has produced a series of Brexit papers and a Brexit Resource Guide….