A disorderly or no-deal Brexit with the imposition of World Trade Organisation tariffs raises the prospect of sharp increases in costs for Irish importers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The impact of Brexit on the Irish economy is likely to be more keenly felt on the import side with new figures showing the UK was Republic’s biggest i(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping with advisers at a working dinner after the G20 leaders’ summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Co-operation is the best choice for China and the US, Chinese president Xi Jinping told US president Donald Trump during a Saturday dinner meeting in (...)

More than half of all Irish beef is exported to the UK at present. Photograph: Getty Images

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said that there is nothing in its rules that would force either the EU or UK to erect a hard Irish border after(...)

An anti-Brexit protester waves an European Union  flag: the House of Commons looks likely to vote down the withdrawal agreement. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

We are heading for some kind of Brexit moment of truth. The House of Commons looks likely to vote down the withdrawal agreement, setting off a period (...)

NYSE closed for Thanksgiving.  Photograph: Bryan R. Smith /Getty Images

Europe’s share markets fell back into the red on Thursday, as investor worries about slowing global growth in the face of rising US interest rates and(...)

Revenues running at an annual rate of €5 million-€6 million at Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish coffee group Bewley’s expects to return to profit this year after posting a loss of €18.6 million in 2017, related in large part to a goodwill w(...)

The UK accounts for just over one-third of all Irish food exports – €4.4 billion worth in 2017 – with about half of all beef and cheddar cheese produced in Ireland sold in the British market. Photograph: David Sleator

Executing contingency plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit will be “massively challenging” for the Irish food and drinks sector over the next four mont(...)

Northern  Secretary Karen Bradley speaking to business leaders during an event at Belfast Metropolitan College. ‘This is the best deal for the United Kingdom.’  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has urged her fellow MPs to “put the national interest first” and sign up to the draft Brexit deal agreed last week b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at the opening of phase one of a housing regeneration project at Dolphin House in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it will be difficult to avoid a hard border if no deal is in place when Brexit takes effect. It is the first time he (...)

Sterling rose when UK premier Theresa May struck a deal on Tuesday but has since fallen two and half cents.

Trading on the Irish market was calmer on Friday as investors adopted a wait and see approach in relation the turmoil that has engulfed UK prime minis(...)

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