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Spending on UK car imports in the first six months of the year rose by 107 per cent compared with the same period in 2018.

Spending on car imports from the UK more than doubled in the first six months of the year, as Irish motorists looked to benefit from the euro’s consis(...)

Sterling’s strength tracked expectations that the chances of a disorderly departure from the EU are diminishing. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s dominant services sector contracted during March, pushing overall growth to its lowest level since 2012, according to a survey of executives(...)

Sterling was trading down 0.3 per cent at $1.3101 at 7.45pm having been 0.5 per cent lower before voting began. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

Sterling trimmed its losses in a volatile session on Tuesday evening after UK parliamentarians voted down Theresa May’s tweaked Brexit deal, prompting(...)

Non-electric vehicles are still most popular in the Republic, as figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show. Photograph: iStock

Sterling’s weak exchange rate in relation to the euro drove Irish motorists to increase the amount they spent on an imported vehicles by 34 per cent i(...)

While the volume of car imports is up by 12.56 per cent year on year, the amount spent on those imports has risen by 14 per cent, according to Fexco. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

While the Irish car market has been swamped by an ever-increasing tide of relatively cheap, used cars imported from the UK, there could be a reduction(...)

Building firms spent about 35 per cent less on UK goods and services in November

Irish construction firms have cut spending on imports from Britain due to a rebound in sterling’s value that could put pressure on house prices locall(...)

Irish car dealers spent 25 per cent more importing cars from the UK in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, according to Fexco Corporate Payments. Photograph: iStock

Irish car buyers more than doubled their spend on importing vehicles from the UK during the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year(...)

Irish builders are using sterling’s weakness to buy materials from the UK

Irish builders are capitalising on sterling’s weakness following last June’s Brexit vote by cranking up imports of materials and services from the UK,(...)

A fall in the value of the pound has led to a reduction in British spending on euro zone property. Photograph: iStock

British spending on property in the euro zone has more than halved in the first three months of this year due to the fall in the value of the pound, a(...)

Brexit is triggered. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

UK prime minister Theresa May finally pulled the starting gun on Brexit talks this week. The European Council’s president, Donald Tusk, will today ci(...)

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