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Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the proposals demanded an equivocal response from the United Kingdom which should commence now. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said new European Commission proposals to overcome difficulties with the Northern Ireland protocol will “pave the way for a v(...)

UK’s Brexit negotiator David Frost:   ‘The Irish fury he provokes seems aggravated by a particular cognitive dissonance.’ Photograph:   Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty

The past week’s tactics by David Frost, the UK’s Brexit negotiator, appear to have caused a slight loss of perspective among his opponents and critics(...)

The Brussels offer will see up to 50 per cent of customs checks scrapped, including on chilled meats and plants and on approved and generic medicines. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Bloomberg

New proposals from the European Commission to simplify and reduce the burden of rules governing the passage of goods across the Irish Sea from Great B(...)

US Congressman Richard Neal: criticised the UK for attempting to ‘reinvent the circumstances around the negotiation’ of the Northern Ireland protocol and then calling for a renegotiation of the deal they signed up to. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A top US Democrat with powers to sign off on trade deals said the UK backtracking on the Northern Ireland Brexit deal “doesn’t send the right signal” (...)

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic: The proposals began life in his engagements with Northern Irish stakeholders on a visit there in September. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images

The nod from the member states came late. Hours before the release of the proposals to adjust the Northern Ireland protocol, it was still unclear whet(...)

Budget2020: Ten big spends  that didn’t make the headlines. Photograph: iStock

Income tax relief, increased welfare payments and carbon tax rises were well-flagged prior to the announcement of Budget 2022. However, the year’s big(...)

The EU and UK previously agreed on the NI protocol in the Brexit divorce agreement that avoided checks along the Irish Border by leaving the North in the EU single market for goods. File photograph: Getty

The EU has proposed changes to post-Brexit trading rules for Northern Ireland in a bid to solve differences with the UK and make trading easier for bu(...)

Cork-based Simply Blue focuses on offshore floating wind and marine projects. Photograph: iStock

Irish company Simply Blue Energy is joining forces with US player Totalenergies to tap transatlantic demand for renewable electricity. Cork-based Sim(...)

Dunaff in Co Donegal. State promotional spending to support the tourism sector will  focus on key traditional markets: the UK and the US. Photograph: iStock

State agencies will spend €82 million next year on luring holidaymakers back to the Republic in a bid to revive its ailing tourist industry. Tough Co(...)

Prof Caitriona Jackman, who has been appointed to the role of senior professor at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. She is the first female senior professor working for the research institution. Photograph: Humans of Dublin

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) has appointed Prof Caitriona Jackman to the role of senior professor – she is the first female senior pr(...)

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