Source: Merrion Brokers

Brokers could hardly ignore Brexit in their quarterly newsletters to customers but some of them hardly add value: “One can only speculate as to how “Brexit” will impact Ireland in the coming months and years.” You don’t need an economist…

Source: Goodbody Brokers on Irish economy

Goodbody Brokers economist Dermot O’Leary downgraded his expectations of the Irish economy in the wake of the referendum result. Like most such reports it spends more time trying to analyse the impact on the British economy before attempting to measure…

Source: Little impact on hotel sector

This is another survey which says little we don’t know already, this time in the hotel sector. Hoteliers expect the Brexit impact to be minimal, except in the Border counties with more exposure to the Northern Ireland market, but even…

Source: Unions opposed Brexit

This 10-page statement of the position of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions was published in March 2016. Its analysis depends heavily on the NERI (Nevin Economic Research Institute) report published about the same time.

Source: IBEC's long wish list

Employers’ federation IBEC surveyed 400 Irish CEOs within two weeks of the British referendum and right away they identified a potential fault line in the national response. Unsurprisingly there was a focus on immediate impacts and specifically on the fall…

Source: Beware of surveys that say nothing

When Brexit is dominating headlines some organisation feel an absolute compulsion to get in on the act. This survey of people involved in marketing in Irish companies was published in July 2016 so the information must have been collected within…

A rather gloomy assessment published in October 2016, but it has a rather good quote from Fergal O’Brien of the Irish Business and Employers’ Federation (IBEC):  “When your partner shoots itself in the foot, you’re bound to suffer too.”

Source: Budget responses

“Getting Ireland Brexit-ready” is an upbeat supplement to Michael Noonan’s 2017 budget which relies heavily on the ESRI modelling of the impact of Brexit on the Irish economy. It is really just a collection of new and existing measures to…

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:…

One of the main purposes of this blog is to find simple, clear explanations of issues which partisan commentators prefer to complicate. No publication does this job better than The Economist. This one-page essay on The difference between Europe’s “customs…