Revenue commissioner Gerry Harrahill, chairman Niall Cody and commissioner Michael Gladney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to half of Irish companies that trade with the UK are still to apply for the customs number that forms “the foundation” of Brexit preparation, the (...)

Revenue usually receives 12 applications for the ‘trusted trader’ status each year, but has received 81 in the past three months. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of businesses seeking a type of “trusted trader” status for faster border and customs checks in post-Brexit trade with the UK has surged, f(...)