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(...)

Up to 96 per cent of businesses are without a Brexit plan. Photograph: iStock

The imminent departure of the UK from the EU leaves businesses on both sides of the Northern Ireland border trying to figure out exactly what that wil(...)

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and US President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of Can(...)

Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, the InterTrade Ireland report suggests cross-Border trade is thriving

With less than two years to go to Brexit, an overwhelming 95 per cent of businesses in Ireland are still not actively planning for the event, accordin(...)

Richard Branson and Rosanne Longmore of Coroflo with the breastfeeding device: the start-up plans to launch its device in Ireland  in the third quarter of 2018. Photograph:  Jonathan Syer

Coroflo, a Dublin-based medtech firm that has developed what it claims is the world’s first accurate breastfeeding monitor, has been valued at €4 mill(...)

AventaMed co-founder John Vaughan, chairman Jack Cashman, co-founder and CEO Olive O’Driscoll and Bruce Clibborn of HBAN Boole Investment Syndicate. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

AventaMed, a Cork-based medtech firm focused on simplifying surgical procedures, has secured a €1.8 million investment to enable the company to attain(...)

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