Category Archives: Brexit

Voices from the border

In October, over a period of two days, eolas Magazine traversed the cartographer’s line for 499km between Carlingford Lough on the Down-Louth border to Lough Foyle on the Donegal-Derry boundary. With Brexit...

Ireland’s Brexit borders

Contrary to widespread opinion, Britain’s negotiators probably do have their own ‘imaginative’, perhaps ‘Machiavellian’, solution for the Irish border problem. It might meet demands that Northern Ireland is treated the same as...

Sufficient progress:
what has been agreed

Professor of European Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, David Phinnemore offers his analysis of the deal struck to navigate phase one of the Brexit negotiations. On 15 December 2017 the European Council...

In the search for solution

  Ciarán Galway speaks with Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney about his role in the Brexit negotiations and efforts to resuscitate an ailing Northern Ireland Executive. Britain’s relationship with Ireland...

Post-Brexit border options for customs

Robert Murphy, formerly of the Irish Government’s Customs division and ex-TAXUD official at the European Commission and World Customs Organisation writes about the challenges of a customs border being implemented on the...

Verhofstadt: ‘An illogical divide’

In September a group comprising of TDs, Senators, MEPs, MPs and MLAs met at Leinster House, Dublin to receive Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Brexit Co-ordinator for the EU27, as he outlined the position...

Bordering on agreement

On the face of the great border debate, there appears to be very little cause for dissent. Everyone agrees, publicly at least, that there should not be a hard border on the...

Brexit business survey

The ongoing lack of clarity around Brexit continues to create uncertainty for the Northern Ireland business community and this is likely to be the ‘new normal’ for the foreseeable future. Ulster University...

Flexibility and imagination

Professor of European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, 
David Phinnemore believes that the space exists for Northern Ireland to secure a unique deal to help mitigate the impact of Brexit. Speaking after the...

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)...