Simon Mckeever

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Exporters know what is required of them in the aftermath of Covid-19, but the right measures and policies must be put in place. Photograph: Alan Betson

The past few weeks have felt like months. The CSO reported that in February the Live Register stood at 182,500. In March, some 513,350 people were in (...)

Factory workers separated by partitions as a precaution against infection as they take their lunch break on the roof of an electronics factory in Suining in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

Dublin-based entrepreneur Maurice Healy says nobody from his “crew” in China has returned to work yet after the extended holiday for the lunar new yea(...)

Port of Rotterdam. A new freight shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam has been welcomed by the Irish Exporters Association. Photograph: iStock

A new freight shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam has been welcomed by the Irish Exporters Association. Chief Executive Simon McKeever has(...)

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(...)

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