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July 19, 2017

Brexit ‘exacerbates’ NI divisions, says House of Lords

The European Union Committee publishes its report on Brexit and devolution, concluding that on the day of Brexit, all powers currently exercised by the EU will ‘by default, be exercised in accordance with… pre-existing statutory provisions’. The Committee restates its previous conclusion that the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland will require unique, ‘flexible and imaginative […]

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July 12, 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was a guest speaker at a ‘Brexit Briefing’

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the guest speakers at a ‘Brexit Briefing’ event hosted in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on the evening of 11 July by Brendan Smith TD, Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.  Addressing the audience of more than 200 people in attendance, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern provided a personal […]

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July 10, 2017

The rights of EU27 citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU27: A response to Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer

The ‘New Europeans Citizenship Unit’ and the ‘Britain in Europe’ think tank are pleased to present their response to Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer.  The report was written by Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Brunel Law School and Dr. Ruvi Ziegler, Reading University and sets out the case for unilateral guarantees rather than reciicprocal agreements to secure the […]

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July 6, 2017

Brexit: Irish border one of the top EU priorities

Speaking to the Economic and Social Committee in Brussels this morning, the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, made the following points of special interest here in Ireland. He reiterated the primacy of the Irish border issue as one of the top EU priorities: “The best way of reaching an agreement is to create […]

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July 5, 2017

The Centre for Cross Border Studies publishes Brexit Briefing Paper ‘Flexible and Imaginative solutions’

  This Briefing Paper considers the ‘Flexible and Imaginative solutions’ which may have to be explored post-Brexit and recommends that the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement should become a framework enabling the post-Brexit flow of people, goods and services between the two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, and between the island of Ireland and Great Britain, avoiding the […]

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July 4, 2017

Seanad Special Select Committee on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union publishes ‘Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions’

The Seanad Special Select Committee on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has today published ‘Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions’ Chair of the Seanad Special Select Committee said in his opening stsatement that “Put simply, for Ireland, the decision of the people of the UK to vote to withdraw from the EU is […]

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July 4, 2017

CCBS Team supports Sectoral Dialogue event on Enterprise Skills Needs and Brexit

The Centre for Cross Border Studies provided support at a Sectoral Dialogue event on Enterprise Skills Needs and Brexit, hosted by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills on 3 July at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD opened the […]

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