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(...)

Retailers and manufacturers have been advised to carry out detailed reviews of their supply chains to ensure “day one readiness” for Brexit can be achieved.

Irish businesses have been urged to intensify plans for a no-deal Brexit following Tuesday’s historic House of Commons defeat of UK prime minister The(...)

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(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said the contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit was ‘long overdue’ but the pharmacies needed ‘clear guidance and practical solutions’ to benefit patients. Photograph: EPA

The Government must produce more information on how businesses would manage a no-deal Brexit “on the ground” and to provide “more meaningful” support (...)

Lorries bound for Europe at Dover Port in Kent: 53 per cent of Irish goods exports with the rest of the world, not including Britain, pass through the UK in terms of volume. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Potential post-Brexit restrictions on Irish freight passing through the UK will be eased after Britain signed up to an international agreement coverin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who is managing the State’s response to Brexit. A spokesman for Mr Coveney says further no-deal contingency plans will be published in due course by the Government and the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government must set out in detail its plans to cope with a potential crash-out exit by the United Kingdom from the European Union, business repres(...)

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(...)

AIB’s report suggests operators are generally seeking larger out-of-town distributions centres and a network of smaller logistics properties near final delivery markets. Photograph: iStock

The growth in online retail has spawned an adjacent industry in logistics as retailers become increasingly reliant on distribution and transport netwo(...)

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