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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

President of the European Comission Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson shake hands during a press conference on the Brexit deal in Brussels on October 17th. Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

The proposed Brexit deal could result in a major increase in cross-Border smuggling and technology will be powerless to prevent it from happening, a s(...)

Metal cables and  the Samson crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.  It is  remarkable that the business, which once employed more than 30,000 people but has not built a ship since 2003, survived this long.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Harland & Wolff (H&W) going into administration is being billed as a symbol of the end of the super-employer era in Northern Ireland. It is a(...)

 Jeremy Hunt talking  with Chelsea Pensioners during a tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has called for a “technology-led solution” to keep the Border open after Brexit, promising that he will (...)

Statkraft’s plan includes   a wind farm about 30km off the Dublin coast that could generate enough electricity to power about 500,000 homes

One of Europe’s biggest renewable energy producers may invest ¤1.5bn in electricity generators in Republic, including a wind farm about 30km off the D(...)

Angela McGowan, the CBI’s regional director for Northern Ireland: “The type of Brexit that Brexiteers are pursuing has never been adequately defined.” Photograph: Pacemaker

“Pandora’s Box has been opened and people want something,” says Angela McGowan, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for No(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster:  “I will be relaying the frustration amongst people . . . about a lack of devolution.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will use her visit to Washington for St Patrick’s week events to brief people there that her party was seeki(...)

Bank of Ireland’s Brexit fund is the latest in a number of initiatives it has undertaken to support customers affected by Brexit

Bank of Ireland has established a €2 billion Brexit fund to support small and medium-sized businesses on both sides of the Border as the clock ticks d(...)

The CBI warned that many NI firms are unaware it is not just relationships with EU customers that would suffer if the UK crashes out of Europe, but that trade ‘relationships across the globe’ would also be threatened.

Northern Ireland business worth more than £1 billion with countries which have trade agreements with the European Union could be severely damaged in t(...)

Northern Irish firms are already losing out on new business due to Brexit, according to Ulster Bank. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There are many firms in the North that “simply could not cope with a no-deal Brexit”, senior business leaders in Northern Ireland and the Republic are(...)

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