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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. (...)

East Coast Bakehouse’s Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Alison Cowzer runs the Eastcoast Bakehouse in Co Louth with her husband, Michael Carey. The company makes own-brand cookies, available across a wide r(...)

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(...)

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