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Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. File photo. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

Small businesses have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for Brexit because they are “time poor” and believe that a deal will ultimately be done(...)

National and international newspapers in the UK, featuring front page reaction to the historic loss in the Brexit deal vote. Photograph: Bloomberg

It was billed as an historic vote – one that would plot the path for the United Kingdom to throw off the shackles of the European Union and go boldly (...)

Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association, says the State is not ready for a hard Brexit.

Ireland would be “screwed” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which is now more likely than at any other time, the head of the Irish Exporters Associat(...)

A screen shows the trajectory of the pound over this afternoon ahead of the  Brexit Deal vote

The overwhelming rejection by MPs of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the biggest defeat ever inflicted on any government, sees the UK prime minister in a r(...)

The EU typically accounts for 50 per cent of Irish goods exports, with the UK, Germany and Belgium accounting for the lion’s share. Photograph: Alan Betson

The United States and Germany are seen by Irish exporters as providing the best opportunity to diversify into new markets amid the uncertainty of Brex(...)

A large mural depicting the EU flag being chipped away and attributed to the artist Banksy is seen at the Port of Dover. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Any British obstruction of Irish hauliers travelling to and from Europe through the UK could lead to retaliatory restrictions on British traffic in Eu(...)

Kayaking along the Serpent Lake, at the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney. Adventure sports company Progressive Distribution has had to cancel an order from the US due to tariffs.   Photograph :Valerie O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Most Irish consumers will likely have been unmoved by the concerns of US motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson for its European business or the prospects f(...)

Mark English of Railway Union scored the winner in the game against Cookstown. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Mark English’s rocket of a shot gave Railway Union’s hopes of avoiding the drop from the men’s EY Hockey League, beating Cookstown 3-2 and setting up (...)

An artificial intelligence android developed in Germany. PwC’s forum “Man and Machine” on the economic impact of AI in Ireland takes place at Convention Centre Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

Monday Indicators: German producer price index (Oct). Meetings: EU decision on the relocation of European Medicines Agency and European Banking Ag(...)

Expectations are growing that the Bank of England will hold off on raising interest rates due to Brexit-related risks. Photograph: AFP

Employers’ group Ibec has warned of imminent business closures in the wake of another significant slide in the value of sterling. The Brexit-related (...)

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