BREXIT, The Irish Border and Construction

R Eadie, Julia Finlay

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    Abstract

    The Irish Border is one of the most contentious issues relating to BREXIT. The complex nature of negotiations relate to key aspects of European Union (EU) law brought in by the Treaty of Maastricht, such as free movement of people and work. With 208 official Irish border crossings [1], and a substantial number of unofficial ones resulting in an estimated 270, there are nearly double the amount compared with the EU Eastern border (137). Construction organisations tender for work on both sides of the border with current EU laws allowing unrestricted movement of labour plant and materials to carry out the work. What is missing from the current discussions is the perceptions of construction
    organisations north of the border. This paper seeks to examine this knowledge gap via an on-line survey of consultants and contractors. The findings indicate a mixed response to BREXIT with labour likely to be the element most highly impacted after BREXIT and mortar the construction material most impacted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2018
    EventEighth International Scientific Conference “Education, Science, Innovations” ESI’2018 - European Polytechnical University, Pernik, Bulgaria
    Duration: 9 Jun 20189 Jun 2018

    Conference

    ConferenceEighth International Scientific Conference “Education, Science, Innovations” ESI’2018
    Abbreviated titleESI 2018
    CountryBulgaria
    CityPernik
    Period9/06/189/06/18

    Keywords

    • BREXIT
    • Irish Border
    • Construction Labour

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    Eadie, R., & Finlay, J. (2018). BREXIT, The Irish Border and Construction. Paper presented at Eighth International Scientific Conference “Education, Science, Innovations” ESI’2018, Pernik, Bulgaria.