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(...)

Leo Varadkar: “If you start trying to amend it or unpick it you might find that the whole thing starts to unravel.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there is “not much room for renegotiation” of the Brexit deal. Mr Varadkar also said it will be “very difficult” to a(...)

The European Commission continues to meet EU state representatives weekly to co-ordinate national and EU contingency planning for Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has published an extensive series of contingency plans and draft legislative measures to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and the (...)

The tide washes away a remembrance cross is planted in the sand as volunteers drew depictions of those killed in World War One, part of Danny Boyle’s Pages of The Sea celebrations, on Murlough Beach in Newcastle, Northern Ireland on November 11th Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Eighty-four heads of state and government and international organisations met in Paris on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of th(...)

Jeffrey Sachs describes Donald Trump as a “nasty man” and “narcissistic, sadistic, impulsive”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government should use the €13 billion in disputed taxes from technology giant Apple to meet its commitment to overseas aid for the world’s poor, l(...)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said any agreement will be dependent on an ‘acceptable’ framework. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told her cabinet that she will not agree a withdrawal deal with the EU “at any cost”. Mrs May said any agreement wi(...)

Shanghai’s domestic and international connectivity makes it an ideal location for the Expo. Photograph: iStock

The scale of the China International Import Expo almost boggles the mind. With 150,000 visitors expected from China and a range of key overseas market(...)

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