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.


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.
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3rd September 2020

Brexit Brief 93

Issue 93 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. 
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29th July 2020

Brexit Brief 92A

Issue 92 A 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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21st July 2020

Brexit Brief 92

Issue 92 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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14th July 2020

Brexit Brief 91A

Issue 91A 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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8th July 2020

Brexit Brief 91

Issue 91 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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26th June 2020

Brexit Brief 90

Issue 90 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 June 2020

The ‘level playing field’ and the future relationship between the UK and EU

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.
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Brexit Publications

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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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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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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