Cows stand beneath a sign for the diused Customs Office along the Irish Border   in Newry, Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Only one-in-10 businesses are preparing for a no-deal Brexit despite the fact that many of them see it as serious threat, cross-border body, Intertrad(...)

Photograph: iStock

Brexit is causing businesses to defer investment decisions but is having very little impact on consumer savings, according to two surveys. The Bank (...)

Buymie Technologies founder Devan Hughes. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Buymie, an Irish start-up that offers home deliveries on behalf of Lidl, has raised €500,000 in investment to bring to just over €1 million the amount(...)

Chris and Ossie Wallace of   Bedwin Soft Furnishings. ‘I would be extremely annoyed to see another referendum,’ says Chris

Bedwin Soft Furnishings is a second-generation family business founded by Ossie and Pamela Wallace in Kilkeel, Co Down, in 1984. The business now has (...)

One-third of businesses with more than 50 employees claim they have recruitment problems. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s near-full employment is beginning to have implications for businesses with about 20 per cent struggling to recruit staff, a survey shows. (...)

M1 between Dublin and Belfast:  A growing number of SMEs in Ireland are planning for the impact of Brexit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Despite fears over the possible impacts of Brexit, the number of firms across the island of Ireland reporting growth is at its highest level in seven (...)

‘As a responsible Government we have been preparing for different types of Brexit and we will continue planning for the unlikely case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.’

On Wednesday next week the Cabinet will meet in Kerry and as the Minister with special responsibility for Brexit I will be bringing a memo to colleagu(...)

 Jim Allister: he has been trying to raise the alarm about some “small print” in  the EU-UK draft Withdrawal Agreement

Jim Allister, leader and sole assembly member of the Traditional Unionist Voice, has been trying to raise the alarm about some little-noticed “small p(...)

Sean Gallagher: Nutriband’s new president was an investor on the RTÉ series Dragons’ Den

The former Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has been appointed president of the US pharmaceutical firm Nutriband. The company markets tra(...)

 Julian Seymour, syndicates manager; Sarah Cagney, communications and  relationship manager; and John Phelan, national director of  the Halo Business Angel Network  (HBAN) which plans to increase the amount invested in Irish start-ups to €25 million by 2020. Photograph: Mark Stedman

A push is on to double the number of angel investors in Ireland with the aim of increasing the amount going into Irish start-ups to €25 million a yea(...)

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