Barnier blows whistle and CBI appeals for time.

Barnier blows whistle and CBI appeals for time.

BBB has always argued that what we have already in border terms between the North and South of Ireland is about as frictionless as you can get.  Any changes to that arrangement, in the context of Brexit, would only add…

Put simply - "Brexit is a bad thing"

Put simply – “Brexit is a bad thing”

For aviation – new agreements on flights ahead of Brexit. For energy – a French Irish interconnector.  For business – relaxation of rules to allow support post Brexit.  These are just a few of the proposals in the Seanad’s Special…

Sharing experience

Sharing experience

While Brexit negotiations are now playing out a high level in Europe companies are still trying to work out the net effect on their businesses. Many are still living in the land of known unknowns and unknown knowns. Intertrade Ireland commissioned…

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…