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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(...)

Poland’s finance minister Teresa Czerwinska and Czech Republic finance minister Alena Schillerova ahead of the Ecofin meeting. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU attempts to tax the digital giants were laid to rest by EU finance ministers at their Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. They agreed to freeze(...)

 The UK is most likely to follow a trade option which allows some food produce in without tariffs, or with low tariffs, using a quota system. Anything in excess of these limits would then face full tariffs

The risk of a no-deal Brexit has receded somewhat in recent days, but it remains a major concern for Irish business. And a key issue will be the detai(...)

A car dealership in Tianjin, China. Global demand for cars is starting to stall, according to Deloitte, with  recent forecasts showing annual growth limited to between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent. File photograph: Yilei Sun/Reuters

While the first reaction to Honda’s announcement of its UK plant closure was to blame the infernal machinations of Brexit, there may be a larger, more(...)

Beef farmer Angus Woods: Some 52 per cent of Irish beef exports go to the UK market. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is no doubt the food sector and particularly the beef industry would be at the sharp end of a no-deal Brexit. Not only would it face extra costs(...)

  Toyota Ireland CEO Steve Tormey: “You don’t need to go full electric just yet. We can meet our 2021 emissions figures, that 95g/km average, easily with hybrid power.”

Toyota’s hybrid system, as the chief executive of Toyota Ireland puts it, “is an overnight success that’s taken 20 years”. Certainly, there seems to (...)

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(...)

The Republic should be allowed keep all tariffs on imports from the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, accountancy body Acca says. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The Republic should be allowed keep the full tariff on imports from the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, an industry body for accountants has said(...)

Win any (pub) argument with our Brexicon. These pro- and anti-Brexit protesters outside the British parliament have definitely read it. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

From Bino to Remoaner, we give you the essential tools to hold a Brexit pub conversation As the deadline for Brexit approaches and the talking g(...)

Conservative MP Steve Baker has raised doubts about the ability of Theresa May to secure changes from the EU that will be supported by backbench MPs. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Tory Brexiteer has warned that there is “trouble ahead” for the Prime Minister, suggesting what she will seek from Brussels to get a Brexit d(...)

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