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Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit”

Before Christmas, in the wake of Theresa May’s decision to postpone the Commons vote on the withdrawal treaty, Irish Government Ministers were told th(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said the contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit was ‘long overdue’ but the pharmacies needed ‘clear guidance and practical solutions’ to benefit patients. Photograph: EPA

The Government must produce more information on how businesses would manage a no-deal Brexit “on the ground” and to provide “more meaningful” support (...)

Aside from Brexit, the British Irish Chamber called for the State’s 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry to be retained. Photograph: iStock

The Government should advocate for an EU-wide Brexit mitigation fund and set up a commission to identify the impact of Brexit on each tax heading in i(...)

“Giselle” by Akram Khan:  Business to Arts panel acknowledged a significant amount of uncertainty as Brexit continues to unfold. Photograph: Laurent Liotardo

Irish arts and cultural organisations may be adept at replacing musicians when someone in a band gets sick, or moving outdoor productions inside when (...)

 Oxford University’s vice-chancellor Prof Louise Richardson:  said the Government needs to  restore third level in the State’s universities if Ireland is to benefit from the opportunities after Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics in the UK are showing an interest in moving to Ireland because of Brexit, but there is an urgent need to substantially increase investment i(...)

A protest against Brexit earlier this year at the Dundalk-Newry border. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has published a framework for how trade between the UK, Ireland and the EU might operate after Brexit in a bid t(...)

The live GAA experience should be sold to a ‘nontraditional’ audience in Britain, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce says

GAA matches should be marketed to British tourists as part of greater efforts to attract “culturally curious” visitors to Ireland, the British Irish C(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at a joint press conference  at 10 Downing Street in London on June 19th. Photograph: Philip Toscan/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has given a “cautious welcome” to the speech by British prime minister Theresa May in Florence, describing it as a “genuine eff(...)

Border Communities Against Brexit set up an old customs post at Carrickcarnon between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The EU and European governments are not listening to the concerns of European businesses in relation to Brexit, according to a new report. The three(...)

Vice-president of the European Parliament Mairéad McGuinness: ‘The idea of leaving and coming back on your own terms is quite an ask.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The peace process must not be used as a “bargaining chip” in the Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the UK, the Government has warned.(...)

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