Brexit

Brexit Analysis

13th September 2018

Why the Brexit Referendum Result Must be Honoured

In her address to the IIEA, Rt Hon Gisela Stuart contended that choosing to leave the political structure of the European Union is a rational decision by the people and that finding mutually beneficially solutions for politicians and the people alike is the key step in this process.
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4th September 2018

Brexit Brief 47

Issue 46 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
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7th August 2018

The Reallocation of the UK’s European Parliament Seats: A Brexit Dividend for Ireland?

This briefing analyses the redistribution of the UK’s European Parliament seats and shows that, proportionally, Ireland will gain most from this reallocation.
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31st July 2018

Brexit Brief 46

Issue 46 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
18th July 2018

Brexit Brief 45

Issue 45 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
1min
13th July 2018

The UK white paper on the future relationship with the EU

On Thursday, 12 July, the UK released its White Paper outlining the UK’s desired terms for the future relationship. This blog outlines the structure of the proposal and examines the proposed economic partnership.
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12th July 2018

Brexit: Where are we now?

Dáithí O’Ceallaigh provided an update on the current state of play in the Brexit negotiations. Authors of the IIEA Brexit Sectoral Reports series discussed their findings.
2min
12th July 2018

Brexit in an Age of Populism: Reflections of an English European

In his address to the IIEA, Prof. Garton Ash analysed Brexit in the context of what is happening across the Continent (and beyond).
2min

Brexit Publications

29th January 2018

Brexit: Transition… or Extension?

In the UK’s EU withdrawal negotiations, both sides need more time to work out the meaning and implication of Brexit before the die is cast. In this paper, Former Taoiseach John Bruton argues that the two-year period for negotiating Brexit can, and should, be extended.
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17th November 2017

Brexit: Potential Transitional Arrangements

In this IIEA Policy Brief, Con Lucey writes that a transitional arrangement in the context of the UK leaving the EU offers a number of potential advantages. Such a deal would provide stability during the likely gap between the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in late March 2019 and the completion of negotiations on new arrangements between the UK and the EU; help to mitigate the effects of the sudden imposition of tariffs on trade between the UK and the EU; and provide Irish business with time to adjust to new markets, and to find new supply sources.

Con Lucey was Chief Economist of the Irish Farmers Association from 1979 to 2008, where he was involved in providing information and analysis on farm production economics, national economic policy and EU policy. He represented the IFA on the National Economic and Social Council and served as the organisation’s liaison officer with Government on Social Partnership. He is a former Council member of the IIEA, and is a member of the IIEA’s UK Project Group, which examines the relationship between the UK and EU, and its implications for Ireland.

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16th November 2017

Europe’s Problem with England

This paper by guest contributor Edmond Grace SJ contends that Britain was constitutionally incapable of fulfilling the commitment entailed by its membership of the European Union and that Brexit is the inevitable outcome of this situation. The paper makes the case that Britain is a “vehicle for the pre-eminence of England” – and that this English pre-eminence is inimical to the sharing of sovereignty on which the European project depends.

Edmond Grace SJ is a Catholic priest and Director of PeopleTalk: Citizen Juries Shaping Government, an initiative of the Jesuits in Ireland. He studied law at Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University New York and is author of ‘Democracy and Public Happiness’ (I.P.A., 2007). He lectured on law and social ethics in the National College of Ireland and, while working in Gardiner St. parish in Dublin’s north inner city, was involved in building relations between local communities and an Garda Síochána as part of the struggle against drugs and organised crime. He has also written in various journals on jurisprudential and political matters, as well as playing a prominent role in the second Lisbon Referendum campaign in 2008. He is Coordinator of the Venice Workshop on Faith and Politics which is organised by every two years for young adults from around Europe.

As an independent forum, the Institute does not express any opinions of its own. The views expressed in the article are the sole responsibility of the author

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11th October 2017

Implications of Brexit for Ireland’s Transport Sectors

This IIEA policy brief explores the implications of Brexit for transport policy within Ireland and its impact on Irish aviation and freight. Thomas Ferris is a Consultant Economist working with the IIEA. He has previously published Brexit articles such as: “Fine words butter no parsnips” – The UK Brexit Papers. This IIEA policy brief explores the implications of Brexit for transport policy within Ireland. Two of Irelands key transport sectors to the UK, aviation and freight, will be examined in this paper.
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Brexit Past Events

13th September 2018

Why the Brexit Referendum Result Must be Honoured

In her address to the IIEA, Rt Hon Gisela Stuart contended that choosing to leave the political structure of the European Union is a rational decision by the people and that finding mutually beneficially solutions for politicians and the people alike is the key step in this process.
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12th July 2018

Brexit: Where are we now?

Dáithí O’Ceallaigh provided an update on the current state of play in the Brexit negotiations. Authors of the IIEA Brexit Sectoral Reports series discussed their findings.
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12th July 2018

Brexit in an Age of Populism: Reflections of an English European

In his address to the IIEA, Prof. Garton Ash analysed Brexit in the context of what is happening across the Continent (and beyond).
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6th July 2018

Brexit: Following the European Council, What’s Next?

On the occasion of the second Brendan Halligan annual lecture, our esteemed guest speaker, Mr Michel Barnier, gave a state of play of the Brexit negotiations, immediately following the European Council of 28/29 June 2018.
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