Brexit

Brexit Analysis


The relationship between the UK and the EU, and its implications for Ireland, has been a central element of the IIEA’s events and research programme for over two decades. The programme monitors and analyses the latest developments in Brexit, the UK’s future relationship with Europe, and the constitutional future of the UK itself.


23rd February 2021

Brexit Brief 104

Issue 104 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.
1min
15th February 2021

Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit

Philip Stephens offers his analysis on the role of a post-Brexit UK in the world.
1min
9th February 2021

2021: Ambitions and Challenges for Ireland in a Changing World

The Taoiseach sets out his ambitions for Ireland as a global actor in 2021 and beyond.
2min
4th February 2021

Brexit and the future of the United Kingdom

Paul Gillespie discusses the future of the UK itself after Brexit, as well as the potential spillover effects for Ireland.
8min
2nd February 2021

Brexit Brief 103

Issue 103 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. 
1min
28th January 2021

Brexit’s Implications for Fisheries

Pat Kehoe, Former Chief Executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, examines the impact of the EU-UK deal on fisheries, highlighting some of the challenges it poses for the Irish fishing industry.
10min
26th January 2021

Beyond Brexit for Ireland’s Transport Sectors

Tom Ferris examines what the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement means for Ireland’s road freight transport and aviation sectors.
7min
22nd January 2021

Brexit Brief 102

Issue 102 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.  
1min

Brexit Publications

9th October 2020

Brexit and the Implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

On 8 September 2020, in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, announced that the UK Government intended to disapply key provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement, breaking International law in the process.
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29th September 2020

UK Agriculture and Food Policy Post Brexit: An Irish Perspective

The UK’s post-Brexit agriculture and food policy is a matter of considerable interest to the EU27, which supplies about 70% of UK food imports. Thus, the questions of the future level of access to the UK market, and the levels of return from the UK market, are very relevant to the EU27. The purpose of this paper is to outline the available information on future UK policy on agriculture and food, and to seek to draw some broad conclusions as regards the implications for future UK food production, and for the export prospects for the EU, and particularly for Ireland, in the UK market. The author, Con Lucey, was Chief Economist of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) from 1979 to 2008.  He was a Council member of the IIEA for many years, and is a member of the IIEA’s UK expert group.
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17th September 2020

Brexit: The State of Play

The latest round of EU-UK negotiations took place in London, between Tuesday, 8 September and Thursday, 10 September 2020, and while the two sides noted ‘useful exchanges’, there was limited progress noted on the most difficult issues for the talks. Ultimately, the negotiations themselves were heavily overshadowed by the introduction of the UK Government’s Internal Market Bill on Wednesday, 9 September 2020. The Bill seemingly contravenes provisions in the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland relating to trade in goods and the agreed rules on State aid and formed a sobering backdrop to negotiations which were already commencing on an pessimistic note, after little progress had been made in the accelerated schedule of talk talks which took place during the summer period. This State of Play note examines the contents of the Bill details the implications for relevant sections of the Protocol. It will examine its implications for UK internal cohesion, and for the UK’s prospects of striking deals with third countries. Finally, it will examine what avenues the EU might pursue, should the UK renege on its obligations under the Protocol.
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Brexit Past Events

15th February 2021

Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit

Philip Stephens offers his analysis on the role of a post-Brexit UK in the world.
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9th February 2021

2021: Ambitions and Challenges for Ireland in a Changing World

The Taoiseach sets out his ambitions for Ireland as a global actor in 2021 and beyond.
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9th November 2020

U.S. Support for the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Peace and Prosperity on the Island of Ireland

Ambassador Mulvaney outlines the US Government’s perspective on the protection of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and peace in Northern Ireland in the context of ongoing EU-UK talks.
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15th October 2020

‘Back to the future’: Resetting British-Irish relations in the post Brexit & COVID period

Dr Steve Aiken takes a critical look at how Northern Ireland can become a benchmark of Anglo-Irish cooperation and understanding.
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