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Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 13-20 September 2019

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Key Events This Week The week that went from bad to worse for Boris They say a week is a long time in politics. Well this week must have felt like a lifetime for UK PM Boris Johnson. On Monday Johnson travelled to Luxembourg to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. EU officials present […]

Deal or No Deal, How Will Brexit Affect Employee Work Authorizations in the UK?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By Darren Isaacs and Dónall Breen As the current Brexit deadline of October 31, 2019 looms, employers with operations in the United Kingdom must prepare for various possible outcomes, including the potential for a no-deal break with the European Union. Given the frequent movement of workers of all nationalities across the EU, many UK employers […]

Vulcan Insight: Analysis of the latest EU Developments 2 – 6 September

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Another tumultuous week in Westminster In case there was any doubt, the resumption of business in the House of Commons this week was anything but normal. Boris Johnson’s debut as Prime Minister was marked with defeat in all three Brexit votes, leading to the rapid loss of his working majority. Keep reading Dublin braces for Brexit […]

Mason Hayes Curran In the News: Brexit Could Lead to a Legal Quagmire, Warns Top Lawyer

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Below is an article featured in the Sunday Independent by Fearghal O’Connor on 25 August 2019 A no-deal Brexit will only be the start of the pain from Brexit, as a major legal quagmire lies ahead for the EU and the UK, the head of one of Ireland’s law firms has said. Declan Black, the managing […]

Brexit Business Brief | Government guidance relaunched

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

The UK government has today started its ‘Get ready for Brexit‘ publicity campaign for businesses and individuals, relaunching the Brexit guidance which has accumulated over the past two years. Acting on the premise that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, the principal feature of gov.uk/brexit is a ‘checker to find out what […]

September 2019 FX Outlook

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Three forces are shaping the investment climate.  The US-China trade conflict escalates at the start of September as both will raise tariffs on each other’s goods and are threatening another round in mid-December (US 25% tariffs on $250 of Chinese imports will increase to 30% on October 1).  Some third parties may benefit from the […]

An Autobiography That Puts The Irish Backstop In Context

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) I have just finished reading Seamus Mallon’s autobiography, entitled a “Shared Home Place”.Boris Johnson, or one of his advisors, ought to read it if they wish to get an insight into the concerns that underlie the Irish backstop. They will learn that Brexit, and the Irish peace, are […]

Brexit Update: The Potential Implications of the “End of Free Movement”

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By Claire D. Nilson & Hodon Anastasi | FTI Consulting  Recent announcements from the Home Office could potentially alter the previously suggested plans for immigrants in the U.K after Brexit. The previous proposal would have allowed EU citizens residing in the U.K. to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme until 31 December 2020. Any EU citizens who […]

Prime Minister Johnson’s Letter To Council President Tusk

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) This letter is important because it sets out the thinking of the new UK Government. It should be taken seriously and analysed. It contains a number of internal contradictions which should be, politely but persistently, probed by EU negotiators. I hope to explore some of these in this […]

UK has Committed Itself to Radically Contradictory Positions on Brexit and The Belfast Agreement

Monday, August 12th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) WILL UK BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE MORE EASILY WITH EUROPE IF IT BINS THE WITHDRAWAL TREATY? The new UK Foreign Secretary , Dominic Raab, has claimed on Radio 4 that the UK would find it “easier” to negotiate  a good long term deal with Brussels , if […]