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Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

The 62-year-old was convicted in 2008 over 15 million smuggled cigarettes, and jailed in Maghaberry prison

The man who is at the centre of a major Criminal Assets Bureau inquiry is one of the most significant cross-Border smugglers in the country, gardaí be(...)

Eoin Cluskey of Bread Nation. Photoograph: Nick Bradshaw

We’ve searched Ireland to find the men and women who’ll be making waves in fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film, entrepreneurism, tech, media (...)

 Paschal Donohoe: the  Minister’s decision to make no change on alcohol was driven mainly by concerns around cross-border trade.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was told in advance of October’s budget that the “opportune time” had arrived to double betting tax amid ongoing (...)

Stephen Philpott, the former USPCA chief executive  leaving Newry Crown Court after he received a suspended sentence. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The former boss of a prominent Northern Ireland animal charity has avoided a prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud earlier this year. Ste(...)

Students from anti-Brexit protest group outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Business leaders across all sectors in Northern Ireland were “extremely frustrated” by the UK prime minister’s decision to park the House of Commons v(...)

Ex-wrestler Imre Arakas, who the court heard was a former Estonian separatist who had been “scarred deeply” by imprisonment in Russia.

An Estonian hitman who was put under surveillance after he flew into Ireland told his associates in a text message that he would take out his target w(...)

 Pope Francis mugs among some of the range of Pope Francis memorabilia and souvenirs on sale at Veritas  earlier this year . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

It appears that not even the word of God is safe from the relentless march of technology with Veritas, the religious books and gifts retailer, announc(...)

Dr Conor Patterson, chief executive of the Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency at the defunct former customs clearance facility on the outskirts of Newry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

On the Border, there is no shortage of tall tales told about smuggling. From wartime reports of hiding butter in prams or sugar under skirts, to elab(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds on stage at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Bin the backstop,” said Nigel Dodds. “Junk the backstop,” said Boris Johnson. That in a nutshell was what the DUP’s annual conference was about in r(...)

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