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 Sally Hayden with her award for  foreign coverage at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards in Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

When I heard I had been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Europe, I was drinking coffee on a dusty porch in northern Uganda. A commander from (...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys said the EU and UK both accept that avoiding a hard border was essential. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys has dismissed suggestions that Irish goods will be subject to border checks in Dutch and French ports if the(...)

Shane Ross identified the Irish, UK and French ports, in particular Dublin, Rosslare, Dover in England and Calais in France, the main “pinch-points” where delays would emerge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross admitted that there would be checks on lorries coming into the Republic of Ireland from the UK via Northern Ireland (...)

British immigration minister Caroline Nokes visits UK Border Force staff at Dover Marina  in  England. The growing number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel has been declared a “major incident” by UK home secretary Sajid Javid. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British home secretary Sajid Javid is cutting short a Christmas break to return to the UK to deal with a wave of attempts by migrants to cross the Eng(...)

A demonstrator carries a combined British and EU flag during an Anti-Tommy Robinson and Ukip rally in central London on December 9th, 2018. Photograph: Dylan Martinez

Most economic forecasts tend to say the same thing and most tend to be wrong. In the case of Ireland, the situation is further complicated by multinat(...)

Fog hangs above tents and makeshift shelters in  a field where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais, France, October 2nd 2015.   Most of the unaccompanied minors arrived in Ireland from Calais or Greece Photograph: Pascal Rossigno/Reuters

The number of unaccompanied minors referred to social services after arriving in Ireland has risen by more than 80 per cent in recent years, new figur(...)

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, hosting a Financial Stability Report news conference at the Bank of England in London on  November 28th.  Photograph:   Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters

The current rule of thumb is that if UK gross domestic product (GDP) falls by 1 per cent, Irish GDP contracts by between 0.3 and 0.8 of a percentage p(...)

Theresa May searches for a question she can answer at the Confederation of British Industry conference in London on Monday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Image of the week: Brexit horizon Seen here searching for an end to the mess, Theresa May appeared to be on a relative high at a London business conf(...)

Driver John Carroll gets ready to  leave  Dublin for  Germany.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Mulhuddart, west Dublin and lorry driver John Carroll is packing up for his two-day, six-country journey to Germany. Eve(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at the British Irish Council’s 31st summit meeting. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said a successful outcome to Brexit negotiations by Christmas is “more likely than not”. In one of his most confident(...)

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