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Ursula von der Leyen: ‘There should be no doubt that there is no alternative to the full and correct implementation of the protocol’ File photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

The European Union has brushed off objections to Northern Ireland’s special post-Brexit arrangements and said there was no alternative to reconcile th(...)

Freight lorries queueing at the check-in area for the Port of Dover in Kent, where Channel traffic has begin to build up following a quiet start to the year. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Irish companies hoping that difficulties in trade with Britain could be eased by tweaks to the rules from Brussels may be in for a disappointment. Th(...)

Radoslav Radev and his healthcare load from Belgium was refused entry to Holyhead Port because of inadequate, post-Brexit papers. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Radoslav Radev cut a lonely figure as he stood by the freight check-in cabin for the Stena Line ferry to Dublin, handed in his papers and waited. Aft(...)

Waiting game: Holyhead Port freight check in on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Thursday’s early morning ferry from Dublin to Holyhead, one of the last before the January 1st imposition of a European Union trade border between the(...)

Screengrab taken from the twitter feed of @borisjohnson of the prime minister holding up a document on Christmas Eve believed to be the pages of the Brexit deal. Photograph: @borisjohnson/PA Wire

 Boris Johnson has expressed confidence that even the most hardline Brexiteers among Conservative MPs will vote for his Brexit deal when it comes(...)

 European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (right) with the British prime minister’s Europe adviser David Frost. Photograph:  EPA/Olivier Hoslet

It’s not true that the trade talks between Britain and the European Union have dragged on interminably. This is a false idea that has widely taken hol(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘All businesses, large or small, need to assess their supply chains and take the necessary steps to mitigate against [Brexit-related] disruption.’ Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

1. Can you describe some of the adverse impacts on supply chains which Irish firms have had to contend with as a result of Covid-19? The onset of the(...)

While the UK remains the most important market for Irish beef, farmers are exporting successfully into other countries and sales continue to grow year on year.

Brexit talks between London and Brussels have ramped up in recent weeks with the hope that a free trade agreement can be reached before the clock runs(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressing the media outside the Fine Gael party headquarters in Dublin on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party government will take office with a series of challenging issues to address from the off. As well as commitm(...)

EU chief negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday: ‘A new clock is ticking.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The EU “will not turn its back on Northern Ireland” after Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said during a speech at Queen’s Unive(...)

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