Workers in the transport, logistics and distribution sectors deserve great credit, says Tánaiste  Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘All businesses, large or small, need to assess their supply chains and take the necessary steps to mitigate against [Brexit-related] disruption.’ Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Q&A with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

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Preparing your business for the practicalities of Brexit Bank of Ireland’s Lee Evans says it will be important to focus on foreign exchange during the coming months. “Currency volatility has increased over the past few years and it should be a significant priority for all Irish companies engaged in overseas trade or investment.” Photograph: Getty Images

Mitigating the impact of exchange rate changes and looking at sector-specific challenges are steps Irish companies can take ahead of January 1st

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