The economic impact of Brexit

  Economic Impact of Brexit on the UK and Ireland by Brian M. Deane Introduction The result of the referendum in 2016 indicated that the British people decided, 52 to 48 percent, to leave the European Union (EU). However, the economic consequences of leaving were, not at that time or since, made clear. Indeed, one … Continue reading

Bubble by David Harris

Poetry by David Harris Bubble All those questions.The woman is nice enoughBut she asks me questions.Couldn’t answer one. Here’s another–‘Do you know where you are?’At last, success.‘Of course I know.’‘I’m here.’ Not ‘In the clinic…’ or ‘In the ambulance…’but ‘here’.Beautiful in simplicityand truth. ‘Here’. It follows me, surrounds me,I am in an ever-present wrapping of‘here’. … Continue reading


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Brexit creeps closer Comment by Sean Farrell ‘When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully.’ The Brexit Endgame is approaching, with prospects all round ranging from unpalatable to disastrous so Dr Johnson’s remark seems appropriate, certainly in Ireland’s case. Boris Johnson (no relation of Dr Samuel) … Continue reading