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Exporters will also not be required to register for approved status as the control of animal movements and health will be monitored through a special EU-wide database to which the UK will maintain access. Photograph: Getty Images

Concerns by Irish farmers about the impact of a no-deal Brexit have been temporarily allayed by a decision by the UK authorities to maintain SPS regul(...)

A picture taken at 10km from Dunkerque on the A16 highway between Dunkerque and Calais shows trucks stuck in a traffic jam on March 4th 2019 due to extensive controls by the customs officers protesting against the lack of staff and material ahead of the Brexit. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Hauliers in the UK and Ireland are predicting that a no-deal Brexit is going to cause major problems for the haulage industry and for the general publ(...)

Ismail Ahmed arrived in Dublin in August 2017. He is now in fifth year and plans  to do an apprenticeship after his Leaving Cert to become a mechanic or electrician. Photograph: Tom Honan

Four people drowned off the boat Ismail Ahmed crossed the Mediterranean in. Then 15 years old, the young teenager had not yet heard the horror stories(...)

Thousands of trucks  could be delayed  by customs checks after Brexit. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Britain’s big decision on a no-deal Brexit is looming this month. But there is no consensus on how leaving the EU without an agreement would affect th(...)

 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(...)

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