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…

The hard facts of dairy

The hard facts of dairy

In a recent article in the Irish Independent Brendan Keenan noted: “Almost 600 million litres of raw milk crossed the border from the North last year. Imports of drinking milk were valued at €175 million.” All sorts of fantasy deals…

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: NI Assembly briefing note

Source: NI Assembly briefing note

This 15-page paper published in March 2015 which now seems such a long time ago – there are presumptions about UK political continuity which are definitely dated. It rehearsed all the prevailing arguments for and against, coming down for a…

Source: Bord Bia briefing June 2016

Source: Bord Bia briefing June 2016

      Eight pages – a useful summary of the food trade. The UK accounts for around 54% of total Irish meat and livestock exports, reflecting the fact that it is the highest priced beef market in the world….