If no trade deal was reached the two sides would have traded on what are called World Trade Organisation terms. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Tying up a trade deal between the European Union and United Kingdom boosts the prospects for the Irish economy next year, largely because it removes a(...)

Norbrook said there is “robustness” in the demand for its products, and it does not expect Covid-19 to have a significant effect on the company. Photograph: iStock

Norbrook Laboratories, a major Northern Ireland-headquartered veterinary pharmaceuticals business, has blamed “manufacturing and supply chain issues” (...)

Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost leaves the UK ambassadors residence in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

A UK minister has rejected calls for the Brexit transition period to be extended due to the coronavirus crisis and ongoing uncertainty about trade tal(...)

Michael McCambridge, managing director of McCambridge’s, says they are pointing more towards the EU for anything they can get in the future rather than defaulting to the UK. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish bakeries have stockpiled flour, sourced alternative supplies from Europe and sought ways to minimise tariffs on British flour in preparation for(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “I do not underestimate the difficulties and challenges that face both sets of negotiators.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is hopeful of a Brexit deal being agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union as long as the two sid(...)

Jill Biden, wife of the president-elect, joins Operation Gratitude as she assembles care packages for deployed US troops, on Friday, in Washington. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden urged Congress to approve a new Covid relief package, as he warned that Americans are suffering economically from the pandem(...)

Fitch predicts that Irish mortgage arrears of at least 90 days, which stood at 5.6 per cent at the end of June, will spike at 14-16 per cent of home loans next year. Photograph: iStock

Irish house prices, which defied expectations by holding firm during the Covid-19 crisis, are set to fall by 2-4 per cent in each of the next two year(...)

A key issue for Ireland is the threat to trade through the landbridge to and from continental Europe via the UK, through which 150,000 Irish trucks move every year. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Brexit was always going to be damaging for Ireland, but if the EU and UK do succeed in agreeing a deal, at least there is certainty on where we are he(...)

Micheál Martin set out various ways in which Ireland hopes to build a presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland’s membership of the UN Security Council should help it strengthen relationships in the Asia-Pacific region where it hopes to reach €100 billio(...)

Holyhead: For many Irish companies this will be the first time they have exported outside of the EU.

After the Brexit vote, the debate in the UK was all about whether it would be a “soft Brexit” or a hard one. Now the “soft” option is long off the ta(...)

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