Aughinish Alumina is one of the biggest employers in the Limerick region, with more than 450 people employed directly at the plant in Askeaton

The Government is growing increasingly concerned about the future of Aughinish Alumina in Limerick, amid continuing uncertainty about US sanctions dir(...)

The charge is levied on all homes and businesses in the State to support renewable energy producers, such as wind farms. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Aughinish Alumina has begun lobbying against a State-imposed energy levy from which the company was paid millions of euro up until 2016. State energy(...)

Minister for Trade Pat Breen: positive signs in the relationship between the EU and the United States, despite recent turmoil. File photograph: Tom Honan

Minister of State for Trade Pat Breen has called on the EU and the United States to “step from the brink” amid signs of escalating tensions between th(...)

Kayaking along the Serpent Lake, at the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney. Adventure sports company Progressive Distribution has had to cancel an order from the US due to tariffs.   Photograph :Valerie O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Most Irish consumers will likely have been unmoved by the concerns of US motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson for its European business or the prospects f(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: 'This is not the way we do business.' Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has vowed to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports, while the Department of Enter(...)

The  Trump administration is imposing a 25%  tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminium from the EU, Canada and Mexico. Photographer:  Bloomberg

What has happened? After weeks of bully and bluster, US president Donald Trump has made good on a promise to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium im(...)

  Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska  . Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian aluminium giant Rusal on Friday warned of expeccted harm to its business from US sanctions, sending its shares down more than 7 per cent despi(...)

Business minister Heather Humphreys has warned that the situation regarding Aughinish Alumina in Limerick remains “critical” as she held a series of meetings with senior figures in the Trump administration including commerce secretary Wilbur Ross.

Business minister Heather Humphreys has warned that the situation regarding Aughinish Alumina in Limerick remains “critical” as she held a series of m(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys meets US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington DC. Photograph: Marty Katz

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has warned that the situation regarding Aughinish Alumina in Limerick remained “critical” as she held a serie(...)

Soldiers waiting for a container ship to berth at Qingdao Port  in Qingdao, China. The US announced tariffs on $50 billion of  US goods in a dispute over allegations from Washington that Beijing allows Chinese companies to pirate intellectual property from US firms. Photograph:  VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Are we inching towards an international trade war? On Monday, President Trump extended an exemption from tariffs on steel and aluminium for “allies” (...)

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