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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. That means we are leaving the single market and the customs union.” Photograph: AFP

Leaving the European Union with no deal would reduce economic growth in Northern Ireland by 12 per cent over 15 years, according to a leaked British g(...)

Theresa May’s spokesman said she had not seen the details as reported by Sky. Photograph: Getty

The North’s economy will be 12 per cent smaller in the next 15 years if the UK leaves the European Union with no trade agreement, according to a leake(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire believes tax payments from tech giants  should be financing roads and schools. Photograph: Getty

The European Union must lead the way on taxing global technology companies by adopting legislation early next year that would ensure they pay billions(...)

The Government introduced several measures to remedy the shortage in its November budget.

The shortage of affordable housing across the State is to persist over the medium term and will remain “a key driver” of sustained house price growth(...)

This year, the EU commission estimates Irish GDP growth to moderate to 4.4 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The economy grew by 7.3 per cent last year, three times faster than the wider euro area, according to new EU Commission estimates. The surge, driven b(...)

Students take a selfie against a mural including Emmeline Pankhurst (top left) in Manchester to mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of People Act which allowed women to vote in the UK. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Theresa May will on Wednesday chair the first of two meetings of her Brexit war cabinet this week amid rising tension between pro-Europeans and hard B(...)

Federica Mogherini: “The next months will be not only intense but also crucial to make sure that this historic and unique opportunity is seized.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union has urged six Balkan states to seize their “historic” opportunity to join the bloc by overcoming major problems posed by crime and (...)

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, we’ve been waiting for international financial institutions to set up here, but Ireland’s banking sector is still bereft of new players. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It’s 19 months on from that historic Brexit vote, but, despite expectations, the banking sector in Ireland is still largely bereft of new players. Wh(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan last April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil is calling for an independent review of the Government’s broadband procurement process following Eir’s surprise decision to quit the proce(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis welcomes the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to Downing Street. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

Britain cannot avoid trade barriers with the European Union if it leaves the customs union and the single market after Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiat(...)

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