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…

Source: CPD on best NI outcome

  This very substantial study of almost 50 pages published by the Belfast-based Centre for Democracy and Peace Building was prepared by Professor David Phinnemore whose team at Queen’s University has produced a series of Brexit papers and a Brexit Resource Guide….

Source: A legal perspective

did  This short document written a month after the referendum runs through issues that have generally been well covered in broadsheets – the legal eagles noted that the referendum was only advisory but did not flag up the possibility of…

Source: Policy paper, Centre for Cross-Border Studies

A 12-page paper published June 2016 which scans all the possible options broadly from the perspective of the cross-border workforce, so there is a great deal of focus on the Common Travel Area.

Source: NI Assembly briefing note

This 15-page paper published in March 2015 which now seems such a long time ago – there are presumptions about UK political continuity which are definitely dated. It rehearsed all the prevailing arguments for and against, coming down for a…

Source: The Irish energy market

Two-page summary published October 2016 by law firm LK Shields. Ireland imported energy worth €6 billion from the UK in 2014. The single energy market is not dependent on EU membership but any new EU tariffs on these imports  could…

Source: Managing the border

This 27-page report from Queen’s University has no publication date but was clearly written at least a month after the referendum in June 2016. While it is light on trade impacts it provides a quite comprehensive overview of all the…