Source: Northern Ireland weakest UK region says PwC

Source: Northern Ireland weakest UK region says PwC

The strong performance of the British economy since the Brexit vote, which was mainly driven by the resilience of consumer spending, is coming to an end as evidenced by retail data and business surveys, according toPwC in its latest UK…

Source: North could be like Vatican, Andorra or Åland

Source: North could be like Vatican, Andorra or Åland

Brexit may look like the only game in town, but the EU is currently negotiating its relationship with Andorra, San Marino and Monaco. The negotiations are mentioned in “Hard Brexit” -How to address the new conundrum for the Island of Ireland?”,…

‘There will be a hard border, the only question is where’

Notions of a high-tech unseen border are a pipe dream, promises of a soft border almost worthless. This is the forthright view of Professor James Anderson, a founder-member of the Centre for International Borders Research at Queen’s University Belfast, writing in…

Failure to plan for a 'no deal' will be a serious dereliction of duty.

Failure to plan for a ‘no deal’ will be a serious dereliction of duty.

The government has said no Brexit deal is better than a bad deal. This has provoked Westminster’s Foreign Affairs Committee to explore the implications of a such a ‘no deal’.  Its report spells out why it believes such an eventuality…

Beware adddiction to positive Brexit spin

The Irish government is still hopelessly addicted to positive spin on Brexit, according to Irish Times Business Editor Cliff Taylor. “It has been almost as if the discussion on how Brexit would happen was taking place in a parallel universe,…

Source: Oireachtas Report (3)

“The Likely Economic Impact of Brexit with Particular Emphasis on Jobs and Enterprise” Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation The Committee concludes its report with a series of recommendations but frankly some of them would be better described…

Source: Oireachtas report useful but dated (1)

Source: Oireachtas report useful but dated (1)

Since we launched at the end of October last year, BBB has logged over 50 Irish works of substance on Brexit in our Reports & Analysis section. The latest 48-page offering from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation…

Border analysis - from the Daily Telegraph to Aljazeera.

Border analysis – from the Daily Telegraph to Aljazeera.

This week the issue of the impact of Brexit on the border in Ireland is reaching a wider audience. It was discussed on Aljazeera social media channel “Stream”.  There were political, academic and sectoral contributions underscoring that there was little consideration…

“Everything you always wanted to know about Brexit”

We just could not resist this title, which reads in full:  “Everything you always wanted to know about Brexit (but didn’t have time to read).” The sub-title gives it away a bit by disclosing that the focus is fairly narrowly…