Beer kegs delivered to a Dublin pub on Tuesday. The budget was a ‘disaster’ for the hospitality industry,  said Restaurants Association of Ireland chief Adrian Cummins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business groups have given a mixed response to Budget 2022, with some measures welcomed and others branded “underwhelming”. Alongside relief at the c(...)

Government agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia have an important foothold in France and continue to support Irish exporters attempting to break into the French market.

Since Brexit, France has become Ireland’s nearest neighbour in Europe. The UK’s exit from the EU has meant a souring of Franco-British relations with (...)

Val Cummins of Simply Blue Energy: Irish politicians must begin backing floating wind now to ensure  its potential is unlocked over the next decade. Photograph: John Allen

Val Cummins is probably the only person in Irish corporate life who has dissected 3,000 edible periwinkles. She studied – not ate – the creatures duri(...)

Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association, says it is British exporters’ responsibility to ensure they have the correct information ready for customs when sending goods across the Irish Sea.

Post-Brexit red tape is continuing to stall deliveries to businesses in the North and Republic. New rules that followed the UK’s exit from the EU at (...)

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over(...)

Trucks parked near the Port of Dover in southern England on Tuesday.  The Irish haulage industry wants exemptions from Covid testing for Irish drivers ‘transiting’ through the UK on their way to mainland Europe.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Everyone was expecting it but many were surprised that it was Covid-19 and not Brexit that delivered the nightmare before Christmas. The long queues (...)

 A police officer checks a lorry driver’s information at Dover on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Mandatory Covid-19 testing of lorry drivers crossing from Britain to France will be another reason to stop Irish traders using the key UK “landbridge”(...)

Revenue warns of ‘immediate impact’ on January 1st for businesses that have not fully completed their preparations.

The Revenue Commissioners have given businesses more time to swap over to new customs IT systems as industry warns of “carnage” in January trying to m(...)

Exporters know what is required of them in the aftermath of Covid-19, but the right measures and policies must be put in place. Photograph: Alan Betson

The past few weeks have felt like months. The CSO reported that in February the Live Register stood at 182,500. In March, some 513,350 people were in (...)

China and its Wuhan region are big producers of ingredients for pharmaceutical companies and some big players with operations here, such as Pfizer and Mylan, have warned about disruption. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Whoever ends up negotiating the programme for the new government will need to realise that the growth outlook for this year is hanging in the balance.(...)

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