Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Three of the issues that have attracted attention in the wake of Brexit underscore both the law of unintended consequences and the emerging contradictions between the Brexit vote and the British Government response. The UK voted for a hard Brexit…

Source: Straight talking and business advice from PwC (1)

Source: Straight talking and business advice from PwC (1)

We spend a lot of time dredging the silt of the Brexit debate looking for the odd nugget of information which might be of practical benefit to business decision-makers. There are quite a few in “The Signal from the Noise“,…

Frontline:  "I was amazed. They were just trying it on."

Frontline: “I was amazed. They were just trying it on.”

Carleton Cakes in Cootehill employs about 80 people and sells about 50% of its production into the UK including the north. They supply all the big supermarkets – Dunnes, Tesco, Supervalu – with tray bakes and are now selling into…

The price of a pint.

The price of a pint.

Guinness has been doing some homework on Brexit and talking to Bloomberg about it. Drilling down into specific costs of a Brexit shows they do 13,000 cross border journeys each year, and potential delay costs on the border post Brexit…

Frontline: “Cheaper diesel is still pulling a bit of northern trade in this direction”

Frontline: “Cheaper diesel is still pulling a bit of northern trade in this direction”

  Michael Geraghty, Secretary, Cavan Chamber of Commerce Travel agent Michael Geraghty says that there is a measurable Brexit impact on trading in Cavan town, but it has to be seen in the context of previous currency swings and the…

EDITORIAL: “In essence this is about damage control”

EDITORIAL: “In essence this is about damage control”

Donald Tusk’s name was on the envelope, but Theresa May’s letter triggering Article 50 was clearly addressed primarily to a domestic audience. It was very clear and, by the standards of the Brexit debate to date, remarkably free of rhetoric…

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: "A 5% tariff will knock me out of the market"

Frontline: “A 5% tariff will knock me out of the market”

Gerry McIntyre, Cootehill Precision Engineering Cootehill Precision Engineering is the classic manufacturing start-up, driven by one man with a vision and a passion. Walking around the plant with Gerry McIntyre, anyone who is not in the business would never figure…

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…