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Irish exporters are increasingly looking towards the euro zone for potential customers as the Brexit deadline approaches.

The latest Brexit deadline is looming alarmingly close, bringing with it as yet unknown consequences for Irish companies operating in the UK market. (...)

The Iseq index of Irish shares edged 0.5%  higher to 5,680.57, with cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa standing out as the main gainer as it pushed 6.3%  ahead to €24.58

European shares advanced on Tuesday on mounting speculation that the US and China will be able to reach a trade deal which would ease worries over the(...)

 Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Blanchardstown’s history stretches back to its inclusion in the Barony of Castleknock, which stretched from Cabra out as far west as Clonee in Co Meat(...)

Bake that: Roisin Conaty, Harry Hill, Bill Turnbull and Martin Kemp in  The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer, which has always been on Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off has always been on Channel 4. Some people remember it otherwise, but I have very fond memories of the early days in 2010. I(...)

Despite gross domestic product rocketing as the government splurges on higher public-sector salaries and cuts taxes, Romania’s wealth – calculated as citizens’ net assets as a share of disposable income – remains about the same as it was five years ago.

The benefits of living in the Europe Union’s fastest-growing economy may not endure for Romanians. Despite gross domestic product rocketing as the g(...)

The Irish Government will insist on a say in how Westminster governs Northern Ireland if no Executive is re-established at Stormont. The Belfast Agreement entitles it to such a say. Photograph: Getty Images

Our neighbour is getting increasingly troublesome. We are set for a very turbulent period in Anglo-Irish relations. The cordial engagements which Irel(...)

A protester in London holds an effigy of Britain’s prime minister Theresa May during an anti-Brexit demonstration in London, England. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

We in Ireland North and South have every reason to be angry at Britain for what it has just done. Triggering the Brexit process is the most harmful a(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond (centre) meeting Gerry Mallon, chief executive of Ulster Bank (left) and Patrick Walsh, MD of Dogpatch Labs during a visit to the Dogpatch Labs co-working space in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

The British chancellor of the exchequer has denied the UK’s preparations for Brexit have been “badly handled”. However, speaking on RTÉ television af(...)

Nigel Farage: just because the idea that Ireland could leave the European Union came out of his mouth doesn’t mean it is necessarily wrong. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

It is already apparent that Brexit is going to be among the key issues, if not the key issue, in Irish politics and public debate in 2017 and probably(...)

Theresa May chairs her first Cabinet meeting. There were audible gasps in newsrooms and chancelleries all over the world when May appointed Boris Johnston as her foreign secretary. It seemed entirely illogical. Johnson was politically a busted flush. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images

The most dangerous moment for a democratic polity is not when the voters depart from established patterns and leave the old for something new. That’s (...)

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