The head of the Department of Agriculture’s import controls division said the 53,000 consignments processed so far this year compares with about 4,000 to 5,000 last year, before Brexit. Photograph: iStock

There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of consignments of food and plant products and live animals being processed by health inspectors at Ir(...)

Some 97 per cent of the consignments were processed by inspectors at Dublin Port.  In most cases where consignments were rejected, the product was destroyed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Less than 1 per cent of animal food products, plants and live animals imported from Britain have been rejected by State inspectors in post-Brexit chec(...)

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(...)

Revenue’s head of customs operations Tom Talbot: ‘The concept of frictionless and seamless trade with the UK ended with its exit from the EU in January.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The State will never return to the type of trading relationship it enjoyed with Britain prior to Brexit, a leading customs official said on Monday as (...)

Tom Talbot, head of Revenue’s customs operations, told a Government briefing that solutions to the delays ‘will come quickly’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Revenue has apologised for delays in its customs IT system as it struggles to cope with up to 20,000 declarations for small parcels from Britain being(...)

The Minister said “the seamless arrangements that characterised our trading relationship with the UK are a thing of the past”. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Politicians on both sides of the border should understand that the objective of the Northern Ireland protocol is to ensure access for the North to th(...)

Trucks pass through a customs post at Dublin Port as new arrangements come into force. Photograph: PA

Most lorry drivers arriving on ferries from Britain at Dublin Port in the hours after Brexit came into effect did not know whether they had to go thro(...)

Customs Officers at Dublin Port pictured this afternoon as the Brexit transition period comes to an end. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There will be an increased policing presence in the Border region over coming days with additional patrols and roving checkpoints planned as Brexit ta(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Louise Byrne, right, principal officer for Brexit and international trade at the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Julien Behal

There would be a 30-fold increase in the number of veterinary and food safety checks required at Dublin Port from January if the current volume of goo(...)