Large UK food and drink companies supplying the Republic are racing to secure extra storage space in Ireland as the risk of a no-deal Brexit at the end of December threatens their supply chains. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government will need to roll out a new wage support scheme for firms directly impacted by a no-deal Brexit, Food Drink Ireland (FDI) has claimed. (...)

Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas: ‘very, very important’ if the US could rejoin the Paris Agreement. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

European leaders have pinned their hopes on a reset in relations following the United States presidential election, with some politicians rushing to c(...)

Connemara in Co Galway, one of  seven Gaeltacht regions in the State. Photograph: iStock

The impact of a hard Brexit on companies in the Gaeltacht will be “substantial”, a new spending review published by the Department of Public Expenditu(...)

Joe Biden. Photograph: Getty

From the point of view of the Irish economy, a win for Joe Biden in the US presidential election always looked better than a Donald Trump victory. Tru(...)

Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off aired a special Japan-themed episode this week. Photograph: Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

Britain’s trade ministry has been forced to clarify a claim that a trade deal with Japan would result in lower prices on tariff-free soy sauce after c(...)

“There simply isn’t time to reach a comprehensive free-trade agreement in services and a no-deal Brexit would mean limited ability for trade in services if occurring under World Trade Organisation rules.” Photograph: iStock

Brexit will hit trade in services between the Republic and UK irrespective of the outcome of current talks, according to all-island professional body (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: urged businesses to prepare for Brexit, saying they should see the €3.4 billion of “scarce taxpayers’ money” the Government has earmarked for economic recovery post-Brexit as a sign that it sees the possibility of a “no trade deal Brexit” as a “very real risk”.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Striking a trade deal between the EU and the UK before the end of the transition period in 70 days is “doable but difficult”, Minister for Foreign Aff(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe during a photocall at Government Buildings prior to the announcement of Budget 2021.  Photograph:   Julien Behal

This week’s budget saw plans for an unprecedented hike in Government spending. The total package was close to €18 billion, including the roll-forward (...)

 There is €340m committed to Brexit-related spending next year, including on compliance required at ports and airports after the UK’s departure comes into effect on January 1st. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s record €17.75 billion budget factors in the high probability of a hard Brexit with no EU-UK deal by the end of the transition period,(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has written to the European Commission urging it to limit transfers of data from the EU to the UK after Brexit.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has written to the European Commission urging it to limit transfers of data from the EU to the UK after B(...)

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