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Exports to Britain for the period January to June were worth €6.7 billion, representing a decrease of €512 million, figures show. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish goods exports to Britain, the Republic’s largest European Union trading partner, were down 7 per cent in the first six months of 2018, according(...)

Sam Field Corbett of Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication acquired the ‘Naomh Eanna’ for €1 in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran Islands will become home to luxury five-star accommodation, and its owners are hoping to berth at D(...)

Dutch drugs gangs are moving out of the cities where they’re most likely to attract police attention – and doing deals with hard-pressed farmers

A survey of Dutch agriculture has come up with one unexpected finding: that 15-20 per cent of farmers have been approached by drug-dealing gangs willi(...)

Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

The value of Irish exports fell by 5 per cent to €10.4 billion in March while imports declined by 9 per cent to €6.3 billion, according to the latest (...)

The launch of the MV Celine the World’s largest sea ro- ro vessel in Dublin by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The absolutely enormous cargo ship that was christened by Leo Varadkar and other luminaries in Dublin Port on Friday morning is officially to be calle(...)

The EU accounted for €5.3 billion (52 per cent ) of total Irish goods exports in February. Photograph: Alan Betson

The value of Irish exports fell by 12 per cent to €10.9 billion in February while imports rose marginally to €6.9 billion. This resulted in a trade s(...)

Manufacturing output fell by 3.9 per cent in February despite the strength of headline growth in the Irish economy. Monthly production figures are n(...)

The waiting area at the outpatient ward. Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan, is run by MSF in partnership with the ministry of public health. Photograph: Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

In Ireland, tuberculosis (TB) has almost been eradicated. However, worldwide, with an estimated 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths each year (...)

Germany’s EU commissioner Günther Oettinger said EU financial reforms meant money could be redirected to ensure the transport of products from Irish ports to other EU ports. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union could fund new ways of connecting Irish and continental European ports if a “super-hard Brexit” cut off access to the UK, the EU bu(...)

Lisa O’Leary in Brussels, where she works in communications and collaborates with the Irish Theatre Group. Photograph: Lara Maysa

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Lisa O’Leary, from Cork(...)

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