The Irish beef market is particularly exposed to a no-deal Brexit, but the dairy industry could also face massive upheaval. Photograph: iStock

Why is the food industry so worried about Brexit? The UK is the biggest market for Irish food exports, accounting for €4.5 billion of our total food (...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier (right) and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire at a press conference  in Berlin following talks on EU industrial policy. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s protectionist muscle is beginning to twitch. Peter Altmaier, the country’s economy minister, recently floated the idea of setting up a stat(...)

European Parliament building in Strasbourg. Photograph: AP/Christian Lutz

The two lowest polling candidates in the European Parliament elections in May will not take their seats until the United Kingdom leaves the European U(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will begin making major decisions to prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit – such as saving vulnerable industries and companies from(...)

Photograph: iStock

Dawn raids on Irish subsidiaries of UK companies are expected to increase significantly in the wake of Brexit, as European Commission cartel investiga(...)

British  Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Britain’s home secretary, Sajid Javid, has urged his EU counterparts to prepare for the eventuality that current joint policing systems could disconti(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, in England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Theresa May’s government will next week seek to step up negotiations with the European Union over the Northern Ireland backstop, after MPs reject(...)

Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico, who leads the ruling Smer party,  now says new judges should be approved only after a new Slovak president takes office in June. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Slovakia could face months of legal uncertainty as a politically charged dispute threatens to paralyse its highest court, compounding concerns for the(...)

EU sources have indicated that  if the British government can get what they want  through other means ‘they’ll accept that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened’. Photograph: PA

Britain could accept legally-binding assurances on the disputed Irish border backstop that would not require reopening of the EU-UK Brexit deal, diplo(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construc(...)

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