Taoiseach outlines plans to cope with Brexit

Extracts from a speech to Institute for International and European Affairs, 15th February 2017 “The last Budget contained tax measures to support Irish businesses who could be affected by Brexit. As part of this, we have taken specific actions to…

RTE features Brexitborder.com in "uncertain future" debate

RTE features Brexitborder.com in “uncertain future” debate

The Week in Politics kicks off its debate this week by acknowledging that the reality of a hard border could be about to bite us with former government minister Dermot Ahern reminding us how difficult things were in the past saying “it would…

Brexit's impact on the Game of Throne's industry

Brexit’s impact on the Game of Throne’s industry

Creative industries are a hugely important global growth area. It is not all “Game of Thrones” though that has helped focus attention on the industry, particularly in Northern Ireland where government has identified innovation, R&D and creativity as key economic…

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 - 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…

Source: IBEC wants Brexit aid exemption for food

Source: IBEC wants Brexit aid exemption for food

The Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation has called for an exemption on EU rules for state aid because of the likely Brexit impact on the food and drinks sector. In a 20-page report its sectoral body for the food and…

Source: The Irish development aid perspective

Source: The Irish development aid perspective

Brexit is increasingly like a great tsunami sending out powerful waves that eventually wash up on some distant, unexpected shore or inlet. Its impact on Irish development aid and humanitarian organisations was probably not immediately obvious to most of us…