Update of impact on sectors of Irish economy

Update of impact on sectors of Irish economy

While we discuss Brexit in sweeping generalities, economists and researchers must put numbers on things. The latest update from IGEES (Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service) within  the Department of Finance consists mainly of diagrammatic illustration of the likely impact…

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Newly released information on the scale to which Northern Ireland relies on EU trade shows a shocking difference in the figures.  According to The Detail news website it is not the over £200 million surplus that people relied on to…

Brexit - a Year on (1)

Brexit – a Year on (1)

Its almost a year since the Brexit referendum, and while there has been much distraction over the recent UK election and its outcome, its now game on as far as the negotiations are concerned. In that context vested interests are…

OECD: UK economy will slow this year and next

OECD: UK economy will slow this year and next

The UK economy will slow in 2017 and 2018 primarily due to uncertainty about the outcome of Brexit talks, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD) in its June Global Economic Outlook. The OECD assessment is…

WTO tariffs not automatic fallback for no-deal UK

WTO tariffs not automatic fallback for no-deal UK

Throughout the Brexit debate it has been widely accepted that if the UK cannot agree a final deal with the EU by the 2019 deadline, it will have to revert to World Trade Organisation tariffs. However, that is not the…

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN – the cross border organisation is teaming up with Queen’s University to conduct a research project on Brexit and the Central Border region.  The results of the project  will be compiled in a project report that will be shared with…

Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be

Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be

This LSE analysis by Davd Richards and Martin Smyth entitled “Things were better in the past: Brexit and the Westminster fallacy of democratic nostalgia” points to the apparent contradiction between the view that Brexit emerged from a populist bottom up revolt…

6000 lorries from north cross the border every day

Irish customs authorities are planning to inspect 6-8% of the more than 6000 HGVs which cross from Northern Ireland into the Republic per day. Giving evidence to the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Seamus Leheny of the NI Freight Transport Association, described…

The German thinking behind making Britain pay

The German thinking behind making Britain pay

The recent RedC poll we reported on reflected a view across nine European countries that the interests of the remaining 27 EU countries must come first ahead of any special arrangement with the UK.  This piece in the New Statesman by…

Reality is biting

Reality is biting

There was a sense in the UK both before and after the Brexit vote that the 27 remaining EU countries would value the UK’s market sufficient for them to prioritise a new economic relationship in negotiations.  In practical terms that…