Owen Cooke

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Dublin Port this week. Traders have expressed frustration at the layers of new border controls applying now on imports from Britain.  Photograph: AFP via Getty

Part of the State’s customs import IT system went down on two days this week, with businesses reporting that it contributed to delays around post-Brex(...)

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over(...)

Rosslare Europort reported an almost 500 per cent increase in freight units on ferries to and from France and Spain in the first six sailing days of January. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rosslare Europort, the State’s second busiest lorry freight port, recorded a sixfold increase in freight on direct routes with Europe this week, while(...)

Lorries leave the Stena Line terminal at Belfast Harbour on January 1st. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The first week of post-Brexit life in Ireland has been a difficult, stressful time for traders, hauliers and State officials trying to navigate seas o(...)

Owen Cooke of transport group Independent Express. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stockpiling for Christmas, the Covid-19 pandemic and to avoid the January disruption from new post-Brexit customs arrangements have led to shortages o(...)

 Gerard O’Hare: he expects “substantial delays” to the large volume of food imports coming from Britain due to EU health checks.  Photograph:  Ciara Wilkinson

Businesses are facing a “colossal” increase in customs forms when Brexit takes effect in January, and should be given a grace period to implement the (...)

Owen Cooke, chairman of transport group Independent Express and the Pallet Network storage, at North West Business Park in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Owen Cooke has been fielding some tall orders from businesses in recent times. Brexit and the prospect of delays moving goods through Irish and Briti(...)

Michael Dixon, of Dixon Transport,  in a   warehouse   full of   goods because of Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Warehouse operators have warned of potential shortage of storage space in Dublin as businesses stockpile for a possible no-deal Brexit fearing new tar(...)