Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (left) with British secretary of state Boris Johnson at Iveagh House in Dublin on Friday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and British foreign secretary Boris Johnson have offered conflicting views on when the issue of the Norther(...)

Ken Clarke, a staunch Europhile and supporter of the Remain campaign, said while the UK government had committed to not reinstating a fixed border, this would be the inevitable outcome of leaving both the customs union and single market. File photograph: PA Wire

Former conservative chancellor Ken Clarke has said the UK should stay in the customs union to solve the Northern Ireland Border question or, alternati(...)

The driving force behind Irish exports was once again medical and pharmaceutical products

The value of Irish exports rose 1 per cent to €9.3 billion in September, while imports fell 3 per cent to €5.7 billion. This resulted in a trade surp(...)

Britain’s Brexit  secretary David Davis (left)  and Michel Barnier  the EU’s chief negotiator during a press briefing on Friday at the end of the 6th round of talks in Brussels. Photograph: EPA

The EU is demanding Britain accept that Northern Ireland may need to remain inside the European customs union and single market after Brexit in order (...)

A total ban on bee-harming pesticides across the European Union has edged closer after the UK dropped its opposition, on foot of research confirming t(...)

Revenues at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair rose by 9 per cent to £440million in the group’s third quarter, driven by 11 per cent growth in sports revenue. Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Paddy Power Betfair hopes that moves to legalise sports betting in the US will boost parts of its business there, the bookmaker’s chief executive Breo(...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy speaking to the media at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, as talks to save the Northern Ireland Power sharing executive continue. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Talks designed to reinstate the Northern Executive and Assembly have reached a “very key” stage, senior Sinn Féin negotiator Conor Murphy said at Stor(...)

A sign for a Lloyds TSB bank branch, as shareholders begin a High Court battle today for £600 million damages from Lloyds Banking Group. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Lloyds Banking Group mugged shareholders into agreeing to the “catastrophic” HBOS deal struck at the height of the global financial crisis, a lawyer r(...)

One of the main objectives of FireSert is to help prevent tragedies such as Grenfell Tower (above). Photograph: iStock

The need for ever more rigorous enforcement of fire-safety standards was brought into sharp focus by the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy in London and t(...)

Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Former Bank of England chief Mervyn King has attacked the UK government’s handling of Brexit negotiations, warning it may already be too late to put i(...)

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