Press reports in London say that senior Tories have been in touch with Labour to seek support in forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to take a more conciliatory line in talks with the EU The Evening Standard, edited by former chancellor…

Fears are being expressed in London and Brussels that talks on  Brexit could be delayed by as much as a year in the wake of the British general election, according to media reports. Talks are scheduled to begin on 19th…

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

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…

The British Medical Association has expressed concern that vital cross-border cooperation in health care could  be put at risk by hard border controls. The BMA’s Northern Ireland council chair, Dr John Woods said Northern Ireland is too small a health…

UK-EU talks: What can possibly go wrong?

The late Mario Cuomo, governor of New York, coined the phrase that you campaign in poetry and govern in prose. In a week’s time the electoral poetry will be all over and the professionals will sit down to the prosaic…

In the immediate aftermath of the British referendum last year a great deal of media attention was paid to the formal Brexit process and timeline. Since that process was formally launched with the triggering of Article 50 at the end…

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…

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has warned that the airline may have to stop flying to and from the UK from the end of 2018 unless a new post-Brexit aviation deal is agreed with the EU. If Britain leaves the EU without…

98 per cent of firms have not made plans to deal with Brexit - Intertrade Ireland

Intertrade Ireland was perhaps the first organisation to point out the extent to which Irish businesses were relying mostly on tv news for their Brexit information. It conducts quarterly surveys and given a year has almost passed since the Brexit…