"Special Irish border deal not possible"

“Special Irish border deal not possible”

An article in the Business section of today’s Irish Times should be required reading for everyone in Irish public life. It is by Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of economic history at Oxford University and the headline really tells it all:…

Hard facts from a truthful Brexiteer

Hard facts from a truthful Brexiteer

We focus on the hard facts of Brexit. Eight months after the referendum, people who point to some inevitable consequences of leaving the single market and customs union are still being accused of scaremongering. The pro-Brexit campaign was a sea…

Source: Getting to know the WTO tariffs

Source: Getting to know the WTO tariffs

We might all start with “A Beginner’s Guide to Trade Data” published by the Wall Street Journal. Next comes an article in the Economist Magazine outlining some of the many difficulties Britain will face in a transition from trading as…

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…