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British ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow  and prime minister Theresa May:  “I remain confident of a good outcome,” said Ms May. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou

There was little sign last night of a breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations after Theresa May asked European Union leaders to help her to find a cre(...)

 Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May during a bilateral meeting in Brussels yesterday.  Photograph: PA

British prime minister Theresa May has asked European Union leaders to help her find a creative way out of the impasse in Brexit negotiations surround(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US shares were lower in mid-afternoon trading in all-round choppy session on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell on Wednesday, as markets globally were rattled by weaker-than-expected quarterly sales from technology giant IBM as well as fears(...)

Scisys supplies customised software systems and services to the media, space, government and defence sectors. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s Scisys said it would create a holding company incorporated in the Republic as part of a plan to protect the IT services firm from “potential(...)

XL Group first said 13 months ago that it planned to transfer its main European insurance company to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has given authorisation in principle to XL Insurance Company moving from the UK to Ireland so that it can continue t(...)

Michael O’Leary said he was   confident that Ryanair could resolve its dispute with German unions. Photograph: Getty

A hard Brexit could ground Ryanair planes in the UK for up to three weeks but would be survivable for the Irish budget airline, chief executive Michae(...)

Former British prime minister John Major has said Brexit is ‘a colossal misjudgment’ that could lead to the break-up of the UK. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Brexit is “a colossal misjudgment that will diminish” the United Kingdom while also threatening its future existence, former British prime minister Jo(...)

 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is open to extending Britain’s Brexit transition period by another year, according to reports. Mr Barnier has said(...)

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Photograph: Victoria Jones / PA WIRE

The basic wages of workers in Britain rose at their fastest pace in nearly a decade over the summer months, backing up the Bank of England’s view that(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster visiting  St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin on Monday. ‘We are very clear about what we need for Brexit,’ she told reporters. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

A no-deal Brexit would be “potentially catastrophic, really bad for Ireland, bad for the European Union and a disaster for the United Kingdom”, Taoise(...)

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