Given current discussion of Brexit and the form it may take, today is probably a good day to let you know about the WDC Brexit Repository.
As I noted last year there has been much discussion of Brexit and what it will mean for Ireland, for businesses here, for different sectors, and for social and cultural interactions. The discussion was then (October 2017), and is now, of course, taking place in the context of multiple unknowns. Nothing can be said definitively about Brexit and how it will impact on the region and communities most affected by the border. Some of the issues were considered in this post and in this presentation (PDF 1.2MB).
Despite the lack of information and lack of certainty, it is still important to consider possible implications and to look at data that could give us a better understanding of what might occur and what policy might be needed to mitigate or address the issues that could arise from Brexit.
The WDC has, therefore, put together a ‘Brexit repository’ which is a PDF document (1MB) containing brief summaries and links to selected Brexit studies and documents on Brexit and its potential impacts which are relevant to businesses, large and small, and to communities and organisations which may be impacted by Brexit.
The PDF will be updated quarterly as new studies are published or as we become aware of older, relevant studies. It is not an exhaustive list but a collection of documents which may be useful. If you have any documents or studies which you think should be added please get in touch.
And perhaps by Friday 29th March 2019 the form of Brexit and its implications will finally have become clear.