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Sterling plunged more than 1 per cent against the euro to close at €1.113. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Investors fled sterling after British premier Theresa May signalled that the UK could depart the European Union without a deal, potentially locking it(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the PwC/Irish Times tax summit  at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit is a “damage limitation exercise” for everyone involved, and a “lose, lose, lose” situation, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Co(...)

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Global equities rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday while safe-haven assets such as US bonds and the Japanese yen slipped to multi-week low(...)

Michel Barnier (right) speaks with Simon Coveney in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has rebuffed British calls for the European Union to change its stance on the contested issue of the Irish B(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and (in background) the UK’s Brexit minister Dominic Raab. Photograph: Eric Vidal/File Photo/Reuters

Negotiators, officials, advisers and politicians, in Brussels, London and Dublin are bracing themselves for an intensification of activity over the co(...)

Simon Coveney briefed Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is due to brief EU ministers, including Tánaiste Simon Coveney, on the remaining issues in the Brexit divorce talks(...)

The Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast. A study suggested a united Ireland would reduce national income and living standards in the Republic by up to 15 per cent. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland used to fit neatly into Europe’s north-south paradigm; the one where the rich North cocks a snook at the economically backward South. Not any (...)

Irish officials believe the suggestion of an Irish/EU concession on the backstop was a misrepresentation of a briefing to EU ambassadors by Sabine Weyand, deputy to the chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

“It’s a bit of a game of chicken,” says one senior source in Dublin of the Brexit negotiations as they move towards the decisive stage ahead of forthc(...)

Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament: “In the next weeks, there are tough decisions to make,” Mr Weber said ahead of his meeting with British prime minister Theresa May on Tuesday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Any new technical or electronic checks on trade after Brexit must be at ports and airports and not on the Border, the leader of the European People’s (...)

The National Ploughing Championships begin on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farm output has jumped by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, driven by the lifting of milk quotas in Europe, a new Central Bank study has revealed.(...)

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