EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in London on Friday for negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

With just seven weeks to go until an abrupt change to trade terms with Britain, there is mounting concern at continued uncertainty over the final deta(...)

Goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK, and the rest of the world, will need to meet EU rules on food safety. Photograph: iStock

The UK is proposing a grace period for export declarations for goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland after the end of the Brexit transition pe(...)

Medical staff in the respiratory emergency department at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two further coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Northern Ireland on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the North to 516. (...)

Isme chief executive Neil McDonnell: 'Cutting back on roads for rail would make sense, but the truth is we only have a couple of economically viable rail routes'. Photograph: Siobhán Taylor

The Green Party’s preferred policies, outlined in its election manifesto and its list of 17 demands for government formation talks, present opportunit(...)

‘We use a variety of modes of transport to distribute packages to customers through our European logistics network,’ an Amazon spokeswoman says. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Online retail giant Amazon has started operating its own dedicated cargo aircraft to Belfast International Airport to service increasing numbers of in(...)

Freight lorries queue at the Port of Dover on March 20th as EU leaders agreed to restrict most travel into the continent. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

John Fischer left Ireland for Scandinavia with a truck full of lamb in the early hours of Saturday. By Thursday, he expects to be back on the island, (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons in December 2019: ‘watch the space between the islands.’ Photograph: PA Wire

At their closest point, only 20km separate Torr Head in Co Antrim from the Mull of Kintyre; on a clear day on the north coast, you can see Scotland. (...)

Despite Boris Johnson’s claim there would be ‘no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind’ under his Brexit deal, companies are bracing themselves for having to fill out complex forms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern Irish businesses have expressed concern at the heavy administrative burden of having to fill out complex forms for moving goods between North(...)

DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  said the UK government must now live up to UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s statement. File photograph:  James Forde for The Irish Times

The head of the body which represents the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland has said he “remains to be convinced” that British prime minister B(...)

Boris Johnson at No  10 Downing Street following a meeting with the queen. Companies in the North fear he  will view his victory  as a signal that the “route is now clear” for his brand of Brexit.   Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The UK election results may provide “some certainty” on Brexit but they are “not a mandate to force through a deal” that would not work for Northern I(...)

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