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Martin Commins,  the owner and managing director of Perfectring: ‘People seem to think that, if sterling drops, you can go up North and get a ring cheaper but you don’t get more ring for your euro because you’re buying in sterling.’

Martin Commins is the owner and managing director of Perfectring – a business that has developed two brands, Commins & Co Jewellers and Bespoke Di(...)

Figure comes on the back of another surge in exports of medical and pharmaceutical products

The value of Irish goods exports hit a near-record €13.6 billion in July despite signs of a major slowdown in global trade and the ongoing Brexit unce(...)

Merrion Vaults owner, Seamus Fahy, posing inside the vaults.

Founding owner of Dublin based Voltaire Diamonds and co-founder of the Merrion Vaults, Séamus Fahy says he is “Brexit ready”. Having launched Voltair(...)

Gayle Pierce met her Belgian husband in an Irish bar in Mechelen in Belgium watching Ireland beat Wales in the 2014 Six Nations.

Gayle Pierce grew up in Tallaght in Dublin and has been living in Mechelen since June 2015. She met her Flemish husband on a work trip to Me(...)

The latest official trade numbers show Irish goods exports fell in value by 14 per cent to €11.5 billion in June. Photograph: Alan Betson

The value of Irish exports fell by nearly €2 billion between May and June amid escalating trade tensions between the United States and China and furth(...)

Sarah Maria Griffin with a copy of her book The Book of Wisdom, written in conjunction with the Tomorrowlands dance music festival in Antwerp.Photograph:Crispin Rodwell

The Irish writer Sarah Maria Griffin was recently asked to write a novel for the attendees of the massive Tomorrowland dance music festival in Belgium(...)

The value of goods imports from Britain for the period also rose – by 12%  to €8.2bn. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The value of Irish good exports to Britain rose by nearly 10 per cent in the first five months of this year despite the uncertainty of Brexit and the (...)

The value of goods exports for the period January and February 2019 was €26.3bn, an increase of nearly €4bn  or 17%   when compared with the first two months of 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish exports to Britain jumped 10 per cent in April, and remain strong despite the Brexit turmoil, according to latest trade figures. They show expo(...)

Peter McGuinness at home in Dundalk, Co Louth

One of the first Allied soldiers to die on D-Day was Pte Edward Delaney O’Sullivan, known as “Paddy”, who landed with the Parachute Regiment outside T(...)

The value of goods exports in March was €11.8 billion, representing a 4 per cent increase on the same month in 2018.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Trade with the UK continued to improve in March, increasing by 12 per cent to €1.25 billion compared to the same month in 2018 despite ongoing Brexit (...)

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