British environment secretary Michael Gove. He said under no-deal there would be zero tariffs on food exports from the Republic to Northern Ireland, while goods travelling from the North to the South could face high tariffs. Photograph: Andy Rain

Northern Ireland farming leaders have warned that a no-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” for the industry after the British environment secretary Mi(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters

On the last day of his state visit to France, Chinese president Xi Jinping met with president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Jea(...)

An anti-Brexit campaigner holds  a “Grandmas against Brexit” placard as she protests outside parliament in London. Photograph:  Getty Images

There used to be just two types of Brexit, soft or hard. But months of deadlock and impasse have landed us with a third more virulent variety – the di(...)

A lorry passes a poster on Monday in Jonesborough by calling for “No Border” between the Republic and Northern Irelan. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland will insist that the UK must accept and implement the backstop in Northern Ireland even in a Brexit no-deal scenario, diplomatic sources say. (...)

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Energy Show: it  promotes what companies can do to improve efficiency and reduce expenditure

MONDAY Results: IFG. Indicators: German business climate, expectations and current conditions (March). TUESDAY Results: Ferguson, AG Barr. (...)

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(...)

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