Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis has urged all the North’s parties to ‘fulfil their responsibilities’ and form an Executive as soon as possible. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA

Work will begin on Monday morning to form a power-sharing government in the North following an Assembly election which returned Sinn Féin as the large(...)

Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements are exercising the collective Tory mind – returning the protocol to priority status ahead of EU talks.

The UK’s Brexit minister David Frost shared a new motive for his concerns about Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements in a fringe discussion at this (...)

UK exporters are struggling with shipment delays and loss of goods due to Brexit. Photograph: NEIL HALL/EPA

One in four small UK exporters have halted sales to the European Union because of red tape caused by Brexit, according to a survey published Monday. (...)

Northern Ireland is bearing the brunt of Brexit: Empty  shelves in Tesco, Banbridge.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There has been no more frustrating a place than “T11” at Dublin Port for lorry drivers, customs agents and businesses since Brexit kicked in just over(...)

The North’s economy minister, Diane Dodds, said the Northern Executive had agreed to further relax the coronavirus restrictions provided retailers could adhere to the necessary safety measures and there was no increase in the spread of the virus by Thursday.  File image: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

All non-essential shops with their own entrance on streets or retail parks in Northern Ireland will be allowed to reopen from Friday. The North’s ec(...)

A poster near the Border in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

The United Kingdom will “break free from the EU prison” at 11pm on Friday night, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said. However, he war(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

The potential aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit were laid bare in confidential details of Operation Yellowhammer, the government’s no-deal contingency planning for a no deal departure. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Business groups have admitted many companies are ill-prepared for a no-deal Brexit on October 31, confirming a leaked government document that “EU Ex(...)

Tina McKenzie

Tina McKenzie is chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Northern Ireland and chief executive officer of Grafton Recruitment, which emplo(...)

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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