Britain risks an “economic cold war” with the European Union if it crashes out without a deal over the summer, the UK’s former ambassador to Brussels has warned. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Britain risks an “economic cold war” with the European Union if it crashes out without a deal over the summer, the UK’s former ambassador to Brussels (...)

 British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons. File photograph: Reuters

British prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-(...)

The UK government presented the tariffs plan as temporary and says that it would want to enter urgent discussions with the EU and Irish governments after a no-deal on the Border issue. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The announcement of the no-deal tariff plan by the UK government on Wednesday was not good news for businesses in the North. To avoid implementing phy(...)

Proposed no-deal Brexit tariff regime:  “Our most exposed sectors, particularly beef, simply will not survive the kind of tariffs being talked about,” IFA president Joe Healy has said.  File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Britain’s decision to introduce a temporary tariff regime in the case of a no-deal Brexit is an “ill-thought out” proposal aimed at breaking European (...)

More than half of the Republic’s €1.4 billion beef exports go to the UK, and dairy would face tariffs too. Photograph: iStock

The announcement by the UK of the tariffs it would impose on imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit illustrates yet again that trying to introduce a(...)

The price of everyday food items could rise by up to 45 per cent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, industry leaders warned. Photograph: iStock

A week feels like a year as we edge into the final stages of our pre-Brexit holding pattern. Last week, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union(...)

The Irish beef market is particularly exposed to a no-deal Brexit, but the dairy industry could also face massive upheaval. Photograph: iStock

Why is the food industry so worried about Brexit? The UK is the biggest market for Irish food exports, accounting for €4.5 billion of our total food (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will begin making major decisions to prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit – such as saving vulnerable industries and companies from(...)

Minister Richard Bruton told  Green Party leader Eamon Ryan that in response to the possibility of blackouts in the North, it was planned to bring coal-fired power plants there that were due to be decommissioned back into service, if needed. File photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Because of the risk that Britain will leave the EU without a deal, emergency legislation will have to include measures to ensure supply of electricity(...)

Birds Eye warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to significant price increases. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit will lead “virtually instantaneously” to price rises on popular food products in shops, the head of Birds Eye in the United Kingdom h(...)

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