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“Even in the event of a no-deal exit we would hope Ireland will still be dealt with as a single unit for animal disease purposes,” said HRI’s Brian Kavanagh. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Irish racing’s efforts to prepare for a potentially disastrous no-deal Brexit are gathering pace although the sector is currently a “prisoner of the m(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde giving a press conference on the IMF World Economic Outlook ahead of the World Economic Forum  annual meeting  in Davos,  Switzerland. Photograph: Getty Images

A no-deal Brexit could trigger a further slowdown in global growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. In its latest World Economic Ou(...)

Members of the security forces and rescue personnel  at the site of car bomb explosion at a police cadet training school in Bogotá last week. Photograph:  Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s ELN rebel group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week’s car bomb attack against a police academy that killed 21 as a legitimate ac(...)

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF downgraded its global growth forecast for 2019 to 3.5 per cent.

A no-deal Brexit risks triggering a further slowdown in global growth as countries hunker down for a turbulent 2019 in the face of growing trade tensi(...)

Demonstrators march on the Chain Bridge during a protest against the recent amendments to the labour code, dubbed “slave law” by opposition forces, in Budapest, Hungary, on Saturday.  Photograph: Marton Monus/EPA

Thousands of Hungarians have protested in Budapest and other cities against their government’s introduction of a “slave law” on overtime and its alleg(...)

David Carthy, formerly a partner with William Fry who now leads DLA Piper’s Irish practise, said their ambition is to hire 20 partners and an additional 100 staff over the next five-year period

Multinational law firm DLA Piper is plotting an aggressive expansion in the Republic. The firm which operates in more than 40 countries announced its(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

Perhaps the strongest sign the Trump administration is turning its back on Brussels is the decision to downgrade the status of the EU ambassador in Washington. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Earlier this week members of Congress, officials and senior foreign policy experts squeezed into a conference room on Capitol Hill for a panel debate.(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is confident that if the British government was to show any movement on its approach to Brexit, then the European U(...)

The law mirrors EU-wide efforts to prevent digital giants from avoiding tax by routing profits through low-tax jurisdictions. Photograph: Getty

The Spanish government approved on Friday a draft law that would tax large companies 3 per cent of their digital revenue, bringing an estimated €1.2 b(...)

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