DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

“On Brexit the politics overtook the economics quite some time ago now.”

A leading unionist businessman has urged politicians in the North to find a “middle way” to ensure that Brexit does not damage the Northern Ireland ec(...)

Prime minister Theresa May chaired a three-hour, special cabinet meeting on Thursday devoted entirely to the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

International broadcasters could have to move out of Britain, RTÉ and TG4 could be unavailable on terrestrial television in Northern Ireland and telep(...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, at its offices on Baggot Street, Dublin this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy is strumming a different tune these days but it has nothing to do with his bullish outlook on the Irish economy, whic(...)

 Dominic Raab, the British Brexit secretary, is still confident that a deal can be reached with the EU. Photograph: EPA/Luke MacGregor / POOL

The British government has told pharmaceutical companies to stockpile an extra six weeks supply of medicines to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and warne(...)

The Bombardier Aerospace plant in Belfast. The company has warned that stockpiling parts to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit could cost the Belfast unit  £30m. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Contracts awarded by Bombardier’s Belfast operations to suppliers in Ireland and the UK topped £200 million (€224m) last year, according to the Canadi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron. “I imagine Macron will tell Theresa May ‘we will be as constructive as we can, but Monsieur Barnier will tell you our position’,” said a European diplomat

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip will break off their summer holiday on Friday to call on Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at the(...)

There may be 100,000 premises in Northern Ireland, including many rural-based SMEs, which do not have access to superfast broadband.

A £150 million (€168.4 million) pot of money earmarked to help speed up broadband in the North, under the DUP’s £1 billion pact with the Conservative (...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson arriving  for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street. Photograph:   EPA/Will Oliver

British and European business and union leaders have joined forces to call for urgent progress in the Brexit negotiations to agree on regulatory align(...)

Jeremy Hunt MP on BBC’s “Andrew Marr Show”: “The more that we undermine Theresa May the more likely we are to end up with a fudge which will be an absolute disaster for everyone.” Photograph:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

One of Theresa May’s most senior ministers has condemned as “completely inappropriate” warnings from businesses about potential job losses as a result(...)

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