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Last July the Cabinet agreed to hire 700 additional customs officials and 300 extra staff to carry out checks on agricultural produce and animals travelling between Ireland and the UK. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of new veterinary inspector positions promised as part of Brexit preparations are being filled at “a trickle” just weeks away from the UK’s e(...)

The bomb in Derry at the weekend has been cited as a foretaste of what could happen if there is a restoration of a hard border due to Brexit but politicians of all stripes need to be careful about suggesting that violence will become inevitable if the United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union without a deal. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The car bomb in Derry at the weekend was a reminder that a small number of fanatics, willing to risk killing and maiming people in pursuit of their ai(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May outside  10 Downing Street. She has rejected calls to rule out a no-deal Brexit or to soften her negotiating red lines in order to unlock a cross-party majority for a softer Brexit.  Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May’s decision to seek a majority for a Brexit deal at Westminster based on Conservative and DUP votes has set her on course for almost certai(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: EPA/Parliamentary recording unit

Theresa May has ruled out seeking changes to the Belfast Agreement as an alternative to the Northern Ireland backstop, affirming her government’s comm(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde giving a press conference on the IMF World Economic Outlook ahead of the World Economic Forum  annual meeting  in Davos,  Switzerland. Photograph: Getty Images

A no-deal Brexit could trigger a further slowdown in global growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. In its latest World Economic Ou(...)

Tonight with Donny Stixx: Rex Ryan in Philip Ridley’s play

THE RIDLEYS Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ What goes up must come down in the two plays in this double bill of Philip Ridley monologues, (...)

British prime minister Theresa May will make a statement on Monday afternoon outlining her new Brexit proposals. Photograph: PA

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the Brexit withdrawal deal, which was comprehensively rejected by the House of Common(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is  rated as the world’s wealthiest person. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP

Billionaires watched their fortunes increase by nearly $2.5 billion (€2.2 billion) per day last year, as the wealth of the world’s poorest dwindled by(...)

A Government-commissioned report last year found there was no reason to delay building a third terminal at Dublin airport.

Dublin Airport does not need a third terminal according to Willie Walsh, chief executive of the group that owns Aer Lingus and British Airways. A Go(...)

A spokesman for Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s department said  the rules in force in Ireland covering the ownership and control of airlines were “not changing as a result of Brexit”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Commission for Aviation Regulation has said it is satisfied Aer Lingus, Ryanair and other Irish airlines will comply with EU rules on ownership an(...)

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