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Arlene Foster seeks conciliation with Republic over Brexit Irish Times12 Jan 2018

In a major speech delivered at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference in partnership with The Irish Times on Saturday morning, Ms Foster emphasised the close ties between the two states. The speech will be received as a placatory move by Ms Foster to draw a line under the row that erupted before ..


Second Brexit referendum could ‘result in worse deal’ Irish Times13 Jan 2018

Prof Catherine Barnard of University of Cambridge told the first Killarney Economics Conference that the outcome of a second Brexit referendum was so … would only apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit but, if that were to happen, it would be disastrous for Irish exports in particular the Irish food industry.


EU and UK will both ‘end up poorer over Brexit’Irish Times13 Jan 2018

Both the European Union and the United Kingdom will end up with less wealth following Brexit, according to a leading Irish expert on European law. Prof Gavin Barrett, Jean Monnet Professor of European Constitutional and Economic Law at the Sutherland School at UCD told the Killarney Economic …


Brexit creating chronic labour shortages in Scotland, says UK minister Irish Times13 Jan 2018

… from abroad during its short season. “There are many example in the economy. There are no short or medium term advantages to Brexit,” he said. Mr Russell was speaking at the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference at the Brehon Hotel, which is being held in conjunction with The Irish Times.

Foster willing to examine idea of special economic status for North Irish Times – 14 Jan 2018

DUP leader Arlene Foster has indicated she is willing to examine details of a Fianna Fáil plan to give Northern Ireland the status of a special economic zone in the wake of Brexit.

Government welcomes Arlene Foster’s support for closer links
 Irish Times – 14 Jan 2018

 The Government has welcomed comments by DUP leader Arlene Foster endorsing a closer relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic notwithstanding their contrasting positions on Brexit.