Dublin Port: “From the day Brexit was proposed, we have always known that it was going to mean higher costs and bureaucracy,” says Aebhric McGibney, Dublin Chamber director of public and international affairs.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The collective sigh of relief among Irish exporters which greeted the news of the latest delay to UK import customs checks was almost audible. Irish (...)

In the new year, any product travelling to, from or through the UK will need to have a customs declaration. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We may live in uncertain times but one thing is for sure – Brexit is happening on January 1st. The UK already departed the European Union on January (...)

Dublin Port. A company importing goods from the UK post-Brexit subject to the full VAT rate would have had to pay €23,000 on goods worth €100,000 at the time they were imported. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has introduced a measure that will allow Irish companies importing from the UK post-Brexit to forego the VAT payment until making their(...)