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.


29th May 2020

Brexit Brief 88

Issue 88 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
22nd May 2020

Brexit Brief 87

Issue 87 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.
3min
30th April 2020

WEBINAR: COVID-19: The UK’s Political Response

Mr Powell offers his assessment of the UK government’s handling of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic thus far. With the UK government continuing to insist that there will be no extension of the transition period beyond the 31 December 2020 deadline, he also comments on the impact the virus may have on the ongoing future EU-UK relationship talks.
1min
29th April 2020

Brexit Brief 86

Issue 86 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship.
2min
16th April 2020

Brexit Brief 85

Issue 85 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship.
3min
8th April 2020

The Future Relationship between the EU and UK: Where do we stand?

This briefing will outline the opening positions of the two Parties as they currently stand and highlight areas of broad agreement and divergence, looking ahead to a negotiation of ambitious scale which will take place in a time of global change and uncertainty.
1min
2nd April 2020

Brexit Brief 84

Issue 84 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations on the Future Relationship, the Brexit debate and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
2min
20th March 2020

Brexit Brief 83

Issue 83 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the EU-UK negotiations and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK, and the rest of the EU.
2min

Brexit Publications

11th December 2019

Brexit Status Report: 2016-2019 and Beyond

Since 2017, the IIEA’s Brexit Status Reports have provided clear and comprehensive updates on where we are in the Brexit process and what might happen next.The December 2019 edition, which features short pieces by authors from across the UK and Ireland, provides readers with an account of the key events since the referendum; the response to Brexit within the United Kingdom and the European Union to date; and the implications for Ireland and Northern Ireland of the events of the last three years. 
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16th July 2019

Emerging UK Agriculture and Food Policy Post-Brexit and its Potential Implications

In this paper, Con Lucey examines the emerging post-Brexit food and agriculture policy in three areas: direct payments, external trade, and regulation. It also discusses the future viability of the UK food market for Irish exports in the context of a no-deal Brexit.  
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12th June 2019

The Elephant in the Room: The Free Movement of Services and Brexit

In the Brexit debate, there has been relatively little focus on the issue of services, which make up about three quarters of the UK’s economic output. How might Brexit impact on this vitally important, and growing, sector? This IIEA paper, by Gavin Barrett, Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, aims to address this question, and to focus attention on an issue that is, and will continue to be, of key importance in the years and decades after Brexit has taken place. 
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4th July 2018

Brexit and the Distribution Sector

In much of the analysis to date of the effects of Brexit on economies, far more attention has been paid to the effect on exports than on imports. While it is true that the UK is an important market for Irish goods, the UK is also an even more important supplier of imported goods. Any changes resulting from Brexit, which impose tariffs on imports from the UK, will be damaging for the Irish economy. Even more serious may be the impact of non-tariff barriers, which interfere with this vital channel of inputs for the Irish economy.In this new IIEA paper, the third in the Brexit Sectoral Report series, Professor John FitzGerald, TCD, and Professor Edgar Morgenroth, consider the impact of Brexit on imports of materials to be used as an input in Irish business, as well as its impact on imports of consumer goods.
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Brexit Past Events

30th April 2020

WEBINAR: COVID-19: The UK’s Political Response

Mr Powell offers his assessment of the UK government’s handling of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic thus far. With the UK government continuing to insist that there will be no extension of the transition period beyond the 31 December 2020 deadline, he also comments on the impact the virus may have on the ongoing future EU-UK relationship talks.
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6th February 2020

Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from the Green Party

In his address to the IIEA, Eamon Ryan outlines the Green Party’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.
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6th February 2020

Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald outlines Sinn Féin’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.
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6th February 2020

Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from the Labour Party

As part of our Party Leaders’ Series, Brendan Howlin outlines the Labour Party’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.
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