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Manfred Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament: “In the next weeks, there are tough decisions to make,” Mr Weber said ahead of his meeting with British prime minister Theresa May on Tuesday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Any new technical or electronic checks on trade after Brexit must be at ports and airports and not on the Border, the leader of the European People’s (...)

Posters of late communist leader Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping  at a market in Beijing:  next step is to bring the China Dream overseas. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

A colourful propaganda poster on a billboard, tucked inside the gate of a leafy residential compound in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, unswervingly prom(...)

While the usual party political games will occupy day to day proceedings in the Dail in the coming weeks the importance of Brexit will dwarf them all to insignificance. Photograph:   Aidan Crawley

The Dáil returns today after the summer break for a session that will take place against the backdrop of Brexit, a momentous event which will have an (...)

Dominic Raab: “We’ve made the compromises and we showed the ambition and we do need to see that matched on the EU side.” Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A former solicitor, Dominic Raab talks about the Brexit negotiations with lawyerly caution, approaching the issue of the Border backstop with particul(...)

 Britain’s Brexit secretary  Dominic Raab at Downing Street in London. File photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The British parliament – including Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs – will not accept a Brexit deal that includes a customs border in the(...)

The National Ploughing Championships begin on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farm output has jumped by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, driven by the lifting of milk quotas in Europe, a new Central Bank study has revealed.(...)

Elon Musk apologised for his tweet. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

A British diver who helped rescue youth football players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Tesla chief Elon Musk for libel. Vernon Unsworth clai(...)

Trilogy Technologies co-founder  Edel Creely said the Zinopy deal would be “transformational” for her company.

ICT managed services provider Trilogy Technologies Group has acquired cybersecurity and workspace virtualisation firm Zinopy Security. The deal, the (...)

Apparently worsening trade relations between the US and China is having an impact on big US tech players. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Reports that US president Donald Trump is planning a new 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion (€171 billion) worth of Chinese goods, and expectations th(...)

The Border problem remains the biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal at a special summit scheduled for mid-November.

Brexit negotiators are not contemplating using technology to solve the Border problem, but its use to help simplify checks between Britain and the isl(...)

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