Brexit

Brexit Analysis

21st February 2018

Brexit: Where are we going? The Future Relationship

Part Six of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series is written by John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, describes the ‘Big Principles’ required for an effective future relationship between the EU and UK.
8min
15th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? Pt 5: Northern Ireland

Part Five of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series, written by David Phinnemore, Dean of Studies at QUB, sets out the state of play in the Brexit negotiations as seen from Northern Ireland.
6min
13th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? Part Four – Ireland

Part Four of the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series, written by Tom Arnold, former Director General of the IIEA, sets out the Irish perspective on the negotiations to date, as well as the options for the negotiations ahead.
10min
9th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? Part Three – The EU Institutions

In this third article in the IIEA’s February 2018 Brexit Status Report series, the IIEA Brussels provides a perspective on the negotiations from the EU Institutions.
8min
9th February 2018

Brexit Brief 35

Issue 35 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
7th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? Part Two – The UK

In this second article in the IIEA’s 2018 Brexit Status Report series, John Palmer, Former Europe Editor at the Guardian, argues that the UK Government’s approach to Brexit is lacking clarity and direction.
8min
5th February 2018

Brexit: Where are we now? – Part One

Over the coming weeks, the IIEA will publish a series of online articles in which expert authors will examine the current state of play in the Brexit negotiations, and assess options for the future.
4min
29th January 2018

New IIEA Publication – Brexit: Transition… or Extension? By John Bruton

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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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

18th January 2018

Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response

Tony Connelly will provide an up-to-date account of the ‘inside story’ of the Irish response to Brexit, based on his 2017 book ‘Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response.’
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1st December 2017

Brexit: The View from Scotland

Fiona Hyslop provided insights into the Scottish Government’s perspective on Brexit and how it is likely to impact on Scotland and on Scottish-Irish relations.
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8th November 2017

Norway’s relationship with the EU in light of Brexit

Norway’s membership of the European Economic Area has underpinned its relations with the European Union for 25 years.
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12th October 2017

Brexit – This Year? Next Year? Sometime? Never?

In his address to the IIEA, Mr Palmer argued that the political realities of Brexit are becoming ever more complex and that the final outcome of the negotiations remains deeply uncertain.
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