Alistair Roberts, vice chair of the Clyde Fishermen’s Association. Photograph : Jeff Holmes

Looking out onto the wind and rain the in Clyde port of Greenock in western Scotland, Alistair Roberts borrows a weather image to describe 2020. “Wit(...)

The Harland and Wolff cranes in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where businesses guardedly welcomed the agreement on how the withdrawal agreement will be implemented. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was a guardedly positive business response in Northern Ireland to the agreement between the British government and the European Union on how the(...)

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(...)

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