Brexit secretary Steve Barclay has said Northern Irish firms will have to complete exit declarations on goods before transport to the rest of the UK. Photograph: Will  Oliver

Northern Irish businesses have expressed concern at the surprise disclosure that they will have to complete exit declarations when sending goods to Br(...)

 Police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to where a lorry containing 39 bodies, was discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Gardaí are trying to establish if the truck carrying the 39 people found dead in Essex used a ferry service from an Irish port to Holyhead. They also(...)

A police cordon at the road leading to the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry container. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A truck pulling a trailer in which British police found the bodies of 39 people was registered in Bulgaria by a company owned by an Irish woman, Bulga(...)

The Border on the M1/A1 Dublin to Belfast road as viewed from the northern side. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Ambrose “Bo” McGurgan is checking the tyres on his six-axle lorry at the Applegreen truck stop near Castlebellingham, Co Louth, south of the Irish Bor(...)

Billy Gilpin, director of train operations at Iarnród Éireann said the company normally kept two months of fuel supply for CIE’s buses and trains. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than three months of fuel supply is being stockpiled for State-run buses and trains to cope with potential shortages arising in the weeks after B(...)

 Freight in Dublin Port. File photo.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The vast majority of Irish businesses importing from and exporting to the UK have registered for customs numbers that will allow them to continue trad(...)

According to MPANI the construction materials sector in the North, would suffer immediate disruption to cross-Border trade in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

A group, led by Conservative MPs, who want to replace the backstop which prevents the introduction of a hard border post-Brexit, have produced “no evi(...)

One business leader said  industry leaders had told the British government directly that the no-deal Brexit plan would not work in Northern Ireland but that their concerns were ignored. Photograph: Bloomberg

The UK government’s “shambolic” no-deal Brexit plan “leaves Northern Ireland hung out to dry”, industry leaders from all sectors in the North have war(...)

A large mural depicting the EU flag being chipped away and attributed to the artist Banksy is seen at the Port of Dover. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Any British obstruction of Irish hauliers travelling to and from Europe through the UK could lead to retaliatory restrictions on British traffic in Eu(...)

Business leaders from the North at Downing Street for a meeting with UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Seamus Leheny

The “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border post-Brexit should not be feared, UK prime minister Theresa May told Northern Ireland businesses (...)

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