Brexit



Jason O'Sullivan: Was the Brexit timeline always unrealistic? Back in 1982, it took Greenland three years to leave

Jason O'Sullivan, principal and founder of J.O.S Solicitors, compares the Brexit timetable to the time taken to negotiate Greenland's exit from the EEC.

Published 22 February 2019

English High Court dismisses claim Brexit frustrates lease

The High Court has dismissed the European Medicines Agency's claim that Brexit would frustrate the 25-year lease it holds in respect of its London headquarters.

Published 21 February 2019

Lords Committee criticises Home Office for lack of transparency Brexit's impact on justice and security

The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has published a report today criticising the Draft Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Published 20 February 2019

Northern Ireland should have 'its own shortage occupation list' after Brexit

Northern Ireland should have its own shortage occupation list to support the local manufacturing and agri-food sectors, solicitor Conor McCrory has said.

Published 15 February 2019

McCann FitzGerald partner sounds alarm over impact on no-deal Brexit on cross-border cases

A senior Irish lawyer has sounded the alarm over the impact of a no-deal Brexit on cross-border cases and enforcement of court judges, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 31 January 2019

Law Society president attends Brexit meetings in Brussels

The president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland has taken part in a series of Brexit engagements in Brussels as the UK's exit from the EU looms.

Published 31 January 2019

First draft of no-deal Brexit legislation to be revealed today

The first draft of legislation detailing Ireland's contingency measures in the event of a no-deal Brexit will be revealed today, The Times reports.

Published 24 January 2019

Gardai to be deployed at border crossings if Britain leaves EU with no deal

Senior police in Ireland are drafting plans to deploy hundreds of gardai to the border should there be a no-deal Brexit on March 29, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Published 24 January 2019

Cooper's Seven Circles of Brexit

Dr Ian Cooper of the Dublin City University's Brexit Institute divulged his seven-part run-down on the Brexit process to an audience drawn from law, politics and academia at an event in JW Sweetman on Friday.

Published 22 January 2019

Senior academic warns against Irish 'smugness' over referendum conduct

Ireland should not be "smug" about conducting referendums "right while Britain does it wrong", a senior academic has warned.

Published 21 January 2019

PSNI does not believe mutual aid from British police will be necessary after Brexit

The PSNI has said it does not believe it will be necessary to redeploy police officers from England and Scotland to Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Published 18 January 2019

Human Rights Act under threat from UK government

The UK government has failed to give assurances that it will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act – a stark contrast to its proclaimed commitment to "shared values of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms" – the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has stated.

Published 18 January 2019

Irish-American lawyer threatens UK-US trade deal if hard border returns to Ireland

An Irish-American lawyer and former White House adviser has said the Irish-American community could deploy its "political strength" to block a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal if a hard border returns to Ireland.

Published 15 January 2019

Professor Colin Harvey: Uniting our shared island

Professor Colin Harvey, professor of human rights law at QUB School of Law, reflects on the impact of Brexit on the discussion of Irish unity as the UK's exit from the European Union looms.

Published 14 January 2019

Lord Neuberger: 'Powerful argument' to suggest legislation needed to halt Brexit

Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has said there is a "powerful argument" that the Brexit process cannot be halted without legislation.

Published 14 January 2019