Work on the primary inspection posts where imported goods will be checked at Dublin Port after Brexit. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The Government should introduce deferred accounting of import VAT for three months to help businesses avoid a cash-flow crisis after Brexit, business (...)

Cars and trucks exit the DFDS Seaways Newhaven-Dieppe ferry ’Cote d’Albatre’ in  October  2018 in Dieppe’s harbour, northwestern France. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Political and business leaders from Normandy visited Dublin last week to discuss contingency plans for Brexit including cargo ships travelling directl(...)

National and international newspapers in the UK, featuring front page reaction to the historic loss in the Brexit deal vote. Photograph: Bloomberg

It was billed as an historic vote – one that would plot the path for the United Kingdom to throw off the shackles of the European Union and go boldly (...)

Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association, says the State is not ready for a hard Brexit.

Ireland would be “screwed” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which is now more likely than at any other time, the head of the Irish Exporters Associat(...)

Retailers and manufacturers have been advised to carry out detailed reviews of their supply chains to ensure “day one readiness” for Brexit can be achieved.

Irish businesses have been urged to intensify plans for a no-deal Brexit following Tuesday’s historic House of Commons defeat of UK prime minister The(...)

A screen shows the trajectory of the pound over this afternoon ahead of the  Brexit Deal vote

The overwhelming rejection by MPs of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the biggest defeat ever inflicted on any government, sees the UK prime minister in a r(...)

The EU typically accounts for 50 per cent of Irish goods exports, with the UK, Germany and Belgium accounting for the lion’s share. Photograph: Alan Betson

The United States and Germany are seen by Irish exporters as providing the best opportunity to diversify into new markets amid the uncertainty of Brex(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said the contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit was ‘long overdue’ but the pharmacies needed ‘clear guidance and practical solutions’ to benefit patients. Photograph: EPA

The Government must produce more information on how businesses would manage a no-deal Brexit “on the ground” and to provide “more meaningful” support (...)

Lorries bound for Europe at Dover Port in Kent: 53 per cent of Irish goods exports with the rest of the world, not including Britain, pass through the UK in terms of volume. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Potential post-Brexit restrictions on Irish freight passing through the UK will be eased after Britain signed up to an international agreement coverin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who is managing the State’s response to Brexit. A spokesman for Mr Coveney says further no-deal contingency plans will be published in due course by the Government and the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government must set out in detail its plans to cope with a potential crash-out exit by the United Kingdom from the European Union, business repres(...)

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