Brown Thomas is among the members of the Ireland Canada Business Association. Photograph: Eric Luke

Canadian firms see Brexit as a “major opportunity” for the Republic to attract business away from the UK, according to a survey by the Ireland Canada (...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt: deal may be agreed within three weeks but signing it off within the next week is “probably pushing it”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP

Ministers on both sides of the Irish Sea have played down the prospect of an imminent Brexit agreement as Conservative Brexiteers threatened to vote d(...)

Canadian ambassador to the EU Dan Costello: “We all have to be concerned about some of the sentiment out there about building walls rather than bridges.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new trade deal between the European Union and Canada is “game-changing” for businesses in both countries, Minister for Trade Simon Coveney has sai(...)

Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Opportunities arising from Brexit make the Republic the “most attractive” EU state for Canadian multinational investment, but a lack of housing, trans(...)

Demonstrators protest against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.  Photograph: Reuters

A former Quebec premier has criticised Europe’s decision-making process after seven years of talks on securing an EU-Canada trade deal was threatened (...)

At the Ireland Canada Business Gathering in Dublin yesterday were (from left) Cormac Monaghan, president, Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce; John Manley, former deputy prime minister of Canada; and Malachy Smith, boardmember, Ireland Canada Business Association. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A comprehensive free trade agreement with Canada should be a top priority for EU leaders, former Canadian deputy prime minister and chief executive of(...)