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Isolde Goggin, chair of the CCPC, said the watchdog’s aim is ‘to ensure that goods placed on the Irish market do not pose a safety risk to consumers’. File photograph: Eric Luke

More than 33,000 products, including toys and sunglasses, were prevented from entering the Irish market last year amid safety concerns, the consumer w(...)

According to the North’s Department for the Economy the report is a “sobering reflection” of the limited options available in a no deal Brexit

There is “limited room for manoeuvre” for businesses or government to maintain the “status quo” in cross-Border trade between the North and South, whi(...)

An anti-Brexit protester outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It was 20 minutes before MPs were due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday evening, and the Conservative MP Steve Double didn’t know w(...)

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long addresses her party conference at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Alliance leader Naomi Long has accused the British government of trading in a racehorse with its membership of the EU for the donkey of Brexit. Ms L(...)

 Simon Coveney  and Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Enzo Moavero Milanesi during a European Foreign Affairs Council meeting, in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Proposals put forward by the British Labour party leader for a deal on Brexit would be welcomed by Brussels, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: said to prime minister Theresa May there was no point bringing back the same deal with cosmetic changes. Photograph:  Parbul/PA

Theresa May has told MPs she is confident she can win the reassurances they need from the European Union that the Northern Ireland backstop will not b(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with European Council President Donald Tusk. File photgraph:  Ben Stansall/ Getty

Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle on a text setting out their future relationship. The deal is pending endorsement by the bloc’s(...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair: it is not too late to reverse up the cul-de-sac. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

My message to Europe’s leaders is: don’t believe this Brexit “deal” will hold. It is a bad deal for both sides. It isn’t liked by the British parliam(...)

Karen Bradley speaks during a press conference at the Grand Central Hotel after meeting  business leaders to discuss the draft Brexit deal.  Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has called on politicians to apply “cool heads” and support the draft Brexit deal in the UK’s “national interest”. M(...)

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