Boris Johnson  in Downing Street, London this week. File photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

Boris Johnson described himself as “a bit of a Europhile” and his Euroscepticism as “a bit of fun” in private comments to Ireland’s former EU commissi(...)

Toyota has two manufacturing facilities in Britain, employing over 3,800 workers directly.

Toyota has warned a no-deal Brexit, in which a 10 per cent tariff on exports under World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms apply, would put its future UK(...)

Nissan Europe chairman Gianluca De Ficchy, speaking about Brexit, has told reporters: ‘If there will be a no-deal – and a no-deal will be associated with WTO tariffs application – that won’t be sustainable for us.’ Photograph:   Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

No-deal Brexit tariffs of 10 per cent on vehicles would be unsustainable for Nissan in Europe, where it runs Britain’s biggest car factory, the Japane(...)

Liquor produced in the Republic, including Bailey’s, will be affected by the tariffs.

The majority of whiskey exported from Ireland is expected to be excluded from new US tariff rules, although a small proportion of Bushmills’ output in(...)

The Irish Whiskey Association had been lobbying key figures in Washington ahead of the announcement, seeking an exemption. Photograph: iStock

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given the US the green light to impose $7.5 billion (€6.9 billion) worth of tariffs on European exports – possi(...)

EU commissioner for trade Phil Hogan arrives for his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s trade policy must be used to “promote our values… especially in areas like climate action, sustainable development, labour rights, standards,(...)

President Donald Trump addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. “We want partners, not adversaries,” he said. “While anyone can make war, only the most courageous can choose peace.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump presented a strong denunciation of globalism in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, as he hit out(...)

  Beef and sheep farms face ‘significant viability challenges’ as they rely heavily on subsidies from Brussels, according to a Central Bank analysis. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Up to one-third of Irish farms could be forced out of business in the event of no-deal Brexit, a Central Bank study has warned. The analysis suggests(...)

Specialist beef production is the most common farm type or activity but also delivers the worst returns. Photograph: Alan Hopps via Getty

Up to a third of Irish farms could be forced out of business in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a Central Bank study has warned. The analysis suggests(...)

New York Stock Exchange. US stocks fell on Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude facilities hit 5 per cent of the world’s supply. Photograph:  Johannes  Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Oil prices soared on Monday after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth, halt(...)

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