Category Archives: Future Island

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...