It is nice to be recognised

It is nice to be recognised

We’ve been blogging on Brexit for just over five months and have accumulated a substantial library of information as well as comment and analysis on the issues of Brexit affecting the island of Ireland.  So it was with some delight…

Source: 50 things you need to ask about Brexit

Keeping up with the expanding ripples of Brexit is hard work. Even after five months of fairly obsessive coverage, Brexit Border Blog was shocked and dismayed to learn this week that the price of chocolate bars may rise: Cadburys said…

Source: Pocket Brexit guide to what will happen now

Source: Pocket Brexit guide to what will happen now

As the scene of the action moves from London to Brussels, we will all need to brush up on our acronyms and the various EU bodies in order to track what is going on. The Irish government has produced a…

Source: 11% of SMEs considering relocation to UK

A survey of 1416 member companies of  ISME (Irish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Association has shown that 11% are considering relocation of up to half of their business to the UK. As previously noted on Brexit Border Blog, there is…

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…

Bord Bia launches Brexit barometer check-off tool

Bord Bia launches Brexit barometer check-off tool

An Bord Bia has launched its ‘Brexit Barometer‘, an interactive 100-point system for agri-food companies to check off the nature and extent of their Brexit exposure. The system is designed to throw light on potential vulnerabilities for enterprises in: Export…

Monsieur Barnier is watching out for us

Monsieur Barnier is watching out for us

The government clearly has a strong ally in its efforts to insert the special case of Northern Ireland into the EU 27’s negotiating position – chief negotiator Michel Barnier. In a speech to the EU’s Committee of the Regions in…

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…