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.


3rd December 2020

Brexit Brief 99

Issue 99 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. 
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19th November 2020

Implications of Brexit and COVID-19 for Ireland’s Key Transport Sectors

This paper discusses the implications of Brexit and COVID-19 on Ireland’s transport sector.
1min
18th November 2020

Brexit Brief 98

Issue 98 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
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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4th November 2020

Brexit Brief 97

Issue 97 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 October 2020

Brexit Brief 96

Issue 96 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 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.
1min
13th October 2020

A Keynote Address by William Hague

William Hague offers his perspective on the role of a post-Brexit UK in its neighborhood and the world.
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

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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13th October 2020

A Keynote Address by William Hague

William Hague offers his perspective on the role of a post-Brexit UK in its neighborhood and the world.
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29th September 2020

Webinar: Keynote Address by Michel Barnier

In his address to the IIEA, Michel Barnier discusses the future relationship between the EU and UK.
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