Category Archives: Europe and Brexit

Brexit update: Article 50 pending

At the British Tory party conference in late 2016, leader Theresa May explicitly stated that Article 50 will be invoked no later than the end of March 2017. The impending process, which...

Ringside Ireland must weigh-in

Amidst the impending flurry of gruelling negotiations simultaneously aimed at fortifying each post-Brexit Britain and Europe, Ireland needs to box clever and defend its national interests. Brian Hayes, Fine Gael’s Dublin MEP...

Brexit: an alternative

Following the announcement of an inevitable ‘hard’ Brexit, eolas analyses Scotland’s 49-page proposal to protect Scotland’s place in the single market from within the UK. Independence is Scotland’s “best option” for staying...

‘Trade is good’

  Fianna Fáil’s recently appointed Brexit spokesman, Stephen Donnelly, explores the potential of barriers to Irish business and trade posed by Brexit and makes the case for a dedicated Minister for Brexit....

A reduction in UK growth projections announced during the Autumn statement will have knock on effects for Ireland’s own economy, writes David Whelan.

Bordering on Brexit

A reduction in UK growth projections announced during the Autumn statement will have knock on effects for Ireland’s own economy, writes David Whelan. The first real positive signs of cross-border cooperation in...

Post-Brexit damage

  The first comprehensive long-term post-Brexit outlook for the Irish economy commissioned by the Department of Finance has been published and represents bleak reading. The paper by the Economic and Social Research...

The uncertainty and turmoil unleashed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU has provoked a fresh burst of introspective thought on Irish unity scenarios among the political establishment.

Reflecting upon reunification

The uncertainty and turmoil unleashed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU has provoked a fresh burst of introspective thought on Irish unity scenarios among the political establishment. Addressing the British-Irish...

Brexit: Bertie speaks

  Addressing the 21st annual Northern Ireland Economic Conference, hosted in Derry, Bertie Ahern outlines his vision for the post-Brexit economy on the island of Ireland. Ciarán Galway speaks with the former...

Donald Trump

Trump that

Ireland may have been one of the first countries to communicate their congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, but even the keenest bridge-building might not be able to avert the disruptive economic impact...