Belfast Telegraph

Border hopping: UK businesses are looking for bases in the Republic ahead of Brexit

John Simpson: Republic's economic risks can also impact on us in Northern Ireland 

Each year the Republic's government publishes a well-researched Draft National Risk Assessment, bringing together a wide-ranging assessment of the threats to the Irish economy. There is little surprise that top of the geopolitical risks the Irish government lists are the consequences of the departure of the UK from the EU. This is followed by a section highlighting the risks of (economic) instability in Northern Ireland.

Confusion reigns over Brexit implications

John Simpson: Why UK going ahead with a cliff edge Brexit is reckless 

Is Brexit postponement inevitable and necessary? The end of preparation for Brexit is just days away. Unless there is an unexpected extension of the Article 50 timetable, on March 30 life will change. The detail of the changes is, even now, not generally understood. Will I still be allowed to drive my car to Donegal or Dublin? Will I need the international 'green' card? Will the Irish border be frictionless or a point of fiscal friction?

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