Category Archives: Europe and Brexit

Brexit and cross-border trade

Geographic location and economic interaction both place Northern Ireland in a particularly exposed position to changes in the economic relationship between the UK and EU, writes Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)...

Frictionless or fantasy?

The UK’s exit from the EU means its extraction from a project centred on enhancing transnational cooperation and movement across state borders. Katy Hayward, a senior lecturer in political sociology at Queen’s...

Exchange rate volatility

An increasingly volatile euro/sterling exchange rate could be one of the most immediate impacts of the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, according to Ibec Director of Policy...

All-island farming and food

Richard Halleron explores the increasingly integrated farming and food industry on the island of Ireland and considers the potential disruption of Brexit. Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) President Joe Healy is quick to...

Energy markets in uncertain times

  Owen Wilson, Chief Executive of the Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI) discusses the implications of Brexit for the Irish electricity sector. Based on the assumption that policy makers will wish to...

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...