Fears of a no-deal Brexit have been fuelled in recent weeks following the rejection of UK prime minister Theresa May’s Chequers proposals.

Both the Republic and the United Kingdom and could be pushed into recession in the event the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal, stoc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomed figures showing more Irish emigrants returning than leaving: “Right track my arse” was one tweeted response.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar could probably barely contain himself when he saw the headline on his phone last Tuesday. “More Irish emigrants returning than (...)

In the Oval Office interview, US president Donald Trump said America “rarely won a lawsuit” at the WTO.

US president Donald Trump said he would pull out of the World Trade Organisation if it doesn’t treat the US better, targeting a cornerstone of the int(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May meets South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/EPA

MPs could vote on leaving the European Union without seeing a full analysis of the likely economic impact of a no-deal Brexit, Downing Street has sugg(...)

Theresa Mays says government is putting in place measures to ensure it can ‘make a success of no deal’. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images

UK prime minister Theresa May dismissed fears of a no-deal Brexit situation as she played down British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s wa(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hold a joint news conference. Barnier said both sides needed to “de-dramatise” the backstop. Photograph: Reuters

The British government this week insisted it was “by far” the most likely outcome that the United Kingdom will get a “good deal” before it leaves the (...)

Dominic Raab, the British secretary of state for exiting the European Union, speaking on Brexit in London on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

The publication by the British government of papers on a “no deal” Brexit scenario only serve to underline how damaging such an outcome would be. The (...)

 Dominic Raab, the British Brexit secretary, is still confident that a deal can be reached with the EU. Photograph: EPA/Luke MacGregor / POOL

The British government has told pharmaceutical companies to stockpile an extra six weeks supply of medicines to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and warne(...)

US tariffs: Workers unload bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The United States and China escalated their acrimonious trade war on Thursday, implementing punitive 25 per cent tariffs on $16 billion (€13.8 billion(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg: “Trading with the EU on WTO terms would work well for the UK and allows us to achieve Brexit sooner.” Photograph: PA Wire

Brexiters see the World Trade Organisation as their best hope for a clean break from the European Union. Maybe it is. But it’s not a very good one. (...)

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