Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that, ‘deal or no deal’, the UK government had made a commitment and there was an obligation on the EU to ‘find a way of avoiding physical infrastructure on this island’. File photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it was “incredible” that the UK parliament had allowed Brexit to “come to this” and warned against talk of “a game of(...)

From left to right: John Finucane, lawyer Peter Madden, Geraldine Finucane, Michael Finucane and Dermot Finucane outside Government buildings in Dublin, following their meeting with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered his support to the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane as they continue their lengthy campaign for(...)

A file image of Port of Ramsgate in the  south east England. Seaborne  was awarded a €15. 7m contract  to run ferries from Ramsgate  to Ostend in Belgium. The  company has no ships. Photograph: AFP

An Irish shipping business that the UK government claimed pulled support from a company contracted to provide ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit(...)

 Davy estimates that Ulster Bank’s return on equity, a key gauge of a bank’s profitability, amounted to a little over 5 per cent in the first nine months of 2018, excluding exceptional costs.

A merger between Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB (PTSB) would boost the combined weak profitability of the two lenders by almost 50 per cent, according (...)

The survey of 1,611 Sky customers in the Republic of Ireland also reveals that nearly two-thirds of people support the concept of a united Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

An overwhelming majority of Irish people believe the Government should hold out for a legal guarantee ensuring there will be no hard border even if th(...)

Nissan announced at the weekend that it had decided to abandon plans to make its X-Trail SUV at its UK plant in Sunderland.

The UK government promised Nissan that its operations would not be “adversely affected” by Britain’s departure from the EU, in a series of pledges tha(...)

Lars Karlsson, a former director of customs in Sweden, said that there had been little examination of whether or not technology could provide a solution to the Border question

More practical work could be done to examine how “smart” technology could replace the contentious “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border aft(...)

 Northway Mushrooms’ operations manager Elaine Shaw at the company’s new £25 million compost facility in Tyrone.  Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Puns aside, the mushroom industry in Ireland really is in the dark as to what will happen after Brexit. While the all-island argi-food sector is the (...)

Microsoft is encouraging users to migrate  to Windows 10. Photograph: Reuters

The Health Service Executive (HSE) and countless other Irish organisations have been warned of increased security threats and potentially huge additio(...)

Some bacteria have become totally resistant to all  our antimicrobials. And now we have to begin responding to potentially dangerous organism arising in nature

The storyline sounds like the script for a B-movie thriller. Apparently harmless bacteria are released into our sewerage system and into rivers and st(...)

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