John McConnell at Rock View Stables with Hannon, who is running at  Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Camilla Sharples says she is not nervous, just “really excited”. As “travelling head lass” for trainer Gordon Elliott, she was on the first of his hor(...)

Simon Coveney at the publication of no-deal Brexit legislation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A disorderly Brexit would be a “lose, lose, lose” for the UK, the EU and Ireland, Tánaiste Simon Coveney warned as he published emergency legislation (...)

Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port. Mr O’Reilly says Dublin Port will be prepared for a hard-Brexit and customs posts will be functioning for the March 29th deadline. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Goods arriving at Dublin Port requiring physical checks after Brexit will be inspected in a warehouse formerly owned by businessman Harry Crosbie foll(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed warned of an ’existential challenge’ to the beef industry from the UK crashing out of the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

Beef farmers are facing “wipe-out” if the Government’s €1.7 billion estimate on the cost of UK tariffs on Irish food imports in a hard Brexit proves a(...)

Lars Karlsson, a former director of customs in Sweden, said that there had been little examination of whether or not technology could provide a solution to the Border question

More practical work could be done to examine how “smart” technology could replace the contentious “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border aft(...)

Paul Wilson, the vice-chairman of Monaghan Mushrooms. Photograph: DCU

UK politicians must begin making “sensible, practical decisions” if they want the British people to continue eating certain foods after Brexit, one of(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was urged by one correspondent to “take a leaf out of Thatcher’s book” in relation to Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Tom Honan

Suggested solutions to end the political deadlock and defiant messages to “stay strong” against English objections are among the letters received by T(...)

Cars and trucks exit the DFDS Seaways Newhaven-Dieppe ferry ’Cote d’Albatre’ in  October  2018 in Dieppe’s harbour, northwestern France. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Political and business leaders from Normandy visited Dublin last week to discuss contingency plans for Brexit including cargo ships travelling directl(...)

A spokesman for Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s department said  the rules in force in Ireland covering the ownership and control of airlines were “not changing as a result of Brexit”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Commission for Aviation Regulation has said it is satisfied Aer Lingus, Ryanair and other Irish airlines will comply with EU rules on ownership an(...)

President Michael D Higgins will tell an audience including the Taoiseach and descendants of those elected to the first Dáil that the country is  entering “the most difficult part of our decade of centenaries”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

President Michael D Higgins will urge people not to be afraid to “face the past” as they commemorate the most difficult centenaries of Irish history, (...)

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