Heidi Steffen of Iona Health Food Shop in Holywood, Co Down: ‘Now every item [from Britain] needs a customs declaration.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Heidi Steffen has run the Iona health shop in Holywood, Co Down for 35 years but has experienced some of the biggest changes in her business in the pa(...)

The big changes so far have hit companies importing from Britain.

The implementation of the key economic phase of Brexit – the UK’s departure from the single market and customs union at the start of this year – took (...)

An impression of the proposed development by Glenveagh Homes Ltd on a 1.77 hectare site at Balroy House, Carpenterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin.

One of the State’s biggest builders has called on the Government to tighten fast-track planning laws to make it more difficult for objectors to challe(...)

 Traffic crossing the Border near Derry. Brexit provisions  afford the North the unique advantage of being simultaneously in the UK and in EU’s single market when it comes to trade in goods.  Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit, the controversies around the Northern Ireland Protocol and the possibility of Scottish independence and the eventual break-up of the UK have (...)

The North currently runs a budget deficit of £9 billion-£10 billion

Irish reunification would cause a financial shock in the Republic, requiring either a major hike in taxes or a significant reduction in public spendin(...)

Brexit, Scottish independence and a possible border poll has renewed the focus on North-South issues. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Economic comparisons between Northern Ireland and the Republic are few and far between. For some reason, perhaps because of the zero-sum politics invo(...)

Obsessing about zero Covid means emerging data about indoors versus outdoors, dosing intervals, vaccine efficacy in total or in various age groups and all of the emerging evidence about what works (or doesn’t) is neglected

Peter Thiel, co-founder of payments firm Paypal and a beneficiary of an early investment in Facebook, became prominent not just for his billions but h(...)

A ship at Dublin Port. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With the Brexit agreement only being finalised a few days before it was implemented, attention has naturally focused on the immediate implications for(...)

If sterling falls as a result of a no-deal – and stays lower – then this could limit some of the impact on prices, though it would make life even more difficult for Irish exporters to the UK

A lot of the Brexit debate is dominated by the impact on businesses, particularly the food sector which is exposed if there is no trade deal between t(...)

Holyhead: For many Irish companies this will be the first time they have exported outside of the EU.

After the Brexit vote, the debate in the UK was all about whether it would be a “soft Brexit” or a hard one. Now the “soft” option is long off the ta(...)

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