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Fisherman Michael Cavanagh at Greencastle Port in Co Donegal: the small fishing harbour faces a unique Brexit problem. Photograph: Joe Dunne

The Irish fishing industry is bracing itself for thousands of job losses as Brexit talks limp on with no sign of a breakthrough on the future of fishe(...)

Amid all the good news on Covid vaccine, many obstacles remains to its successful rollout

The race to find an effective vaccine appears to be on the home straight. The same cannot be said of the race to roll it out everywhere. Preparing to (...)

Children sit on the ground in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos after a major fire broke out on September 9th. File Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images)

Eight children have arrived into Ireland from Greece since the Government said it would accept 36 unaccompanied minors in 2018 as part of an EU-wide c(...)

EU-UK border checks from January mean that transport companies and hauliers face delays at British ports on the Irish Sea and English Channel, potentially disrupting the fastest and cheapest transit route currently between Ireland and mainland Europe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Shipping companies will respond to “unanswered demand” for more direct ferry services to mainland Europe if Brexit congests the key UK “landbridge” ro(...)

Military resources and civilian boats have been involved in the rescue operation after the vessel was seen in difficulty near Dunkirk. File photograph: iStock

Four people including two young children have died after a migrant boat sank off the coast of France. More than a dozen people have been taken to ho(...)

Glenn Carr, general manager of Rosslare Europort. He says  hauliers want certainty and frequency beyond a three-days-a-week service

Rosslare Europort is in advanced talks with a shipping company to start a direct ferry service to continental Europe for hauliers looking to avoid any(...)

‘The biggest potential cause of disruption are traders not being ready for controls,’ Michael Gove said.  Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues in Kent in a “reasonable worst case” scenario due to Brexit, a stark assessment of the potenti(...)

 Migrants arriving into Dover, Kent, this weekend. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

More than 4,000 people have reached UK shores this year by risking the dangerous journey across the English Channel in small boats after another signi(...)

Dr Claire Dunne works in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos

Irish staff working in Iraq and Greece with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) during the Covid-19 pandemic have warned of “potentially catastrophic” impl(...)

DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  said the UK government must now live up to UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s statement. File photograph:  James Forde for The Irish Times

The head of the body which represents the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland has said he “remains to be convinced” that British prime minister B(...)

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