Bacardi stockpiling drinks ahead of Brexit

The drinks giant said it is taking ‘responsible and sensible’ action to secure supplies ahead of Brexit.

More

Theresa May pleads with Tory MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit

The British Prime Minister will return to Brussels for further talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker next week.

MORE

Father living along border fears what Brexit will bring after flybmi collapse

Civil engineer Danny McLaughlin had 14 upcoming flights out of City of Derry airport to London Stansted.

MORE

Theresa May issues plea to Tory MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit

The Prime Minister announced that she will return to Brussels for further talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker next week.

MORE

People’s Vote campaign announces plans for march weekend before Brexit day

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable predicted ‘hundreds of thousands’ of people would take to the streets to demand their voices are heard.

MORE

No Brexit deal is better than bad deal, DUP's Nigel Dodds tells conference

Nigel Dodds made the comment as he addressed his party’s spring conference in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

MORE

UK to launch new review of auditors

An independent review is to look at whether accountants in Britain should check for fraud when auditing company finances so they could potentially spot problems that cause corporate crashes, the UK business ministry has said.

MORE

Goods exports to Britain fall as imports rise in 2018

The trade deficit in goods between the Republic and Britain widened last year, reflecting the competitive fall in the value of sterling against the euro, new figures suggest.

MORE

‘Nasty surprise’ for those doubting EU-Irish unity

Those who doubt EU unity with Ireland will get a “nasty surprise”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.

MORE

Sterling traders mull effects of May’s latest defeat

The pound edged higher yesterday as strong British retail sales lifted sentiment, though investors were considering the consequences of a Brexit vote defeat in parliament for Prime Minister Theresa May.

MORE

UK Parliament unreasonable over Brexit: Brian Cowen

The position of the UK Parliament over Brexit has been criticised by former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, as “unreasonable”.

MORE

Latest: Arlene Foster says Brexit should not be barrier to Stormont deal

The DUP leader called for powersharing to return despite uncertainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

MORE

Govt called on to protect rural Ireland amid uncertainty of Brexit

Frustrated Fine Gael TDs and senators have demanded the government come up with an action plan to protect rural Ireland, including the beef industry and communications infrastructure.

MORE

Taoiseach: Anyone hoping EU Brexit solidarity will falter in for nasty surprise

Leo Varadkar said there has been ‘remarkable solidarity from the EU’.

MORE

Unions: Workers must be protected in the event of no-deal Brexit

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has warned of the consequences for workers of a no-deal Brexit.

MORE

Taoiseach says extension of Brexit date 'not inevitable'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed reports that Ireland may be forced to comply with checks on exports to mainland Europe in the event of a Brexit no-deal.

MORE

Dozen or more ministers could resign to stop no-deal Brexit, claims Dominic Grieve

Furious British ministers have turned on the European Research Group of Eurosceptic Tory MPs after Theresa May’s humiliating Valentine’s Day defeat.

MORE

Tories at war over Brexit after another Commons defeat for May

Theresa May has been urged to act against Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group.

MORE

All-Island Civic Dialogue event a chance to listen to Brexit concerns

The Taoiseach and the Tanaiste will co-host the fifth plenary session of the All-Island Civic Dialogue.

MORE

UK firms face higher debt financing costs on Brexit

British companies with over £102bn (€116bn) of debt to refinance this year are facing rising funding costs as a no-deal Brexit looms, with yields on some bonds now akin to those in emerging markets.

MORE

Rachel Johnson bares all on TV in Brexit protest

British Journalist Rachel Johnson has stripped off on TV in the name of Brexit.

MORE

Brexit whispers: When eavesdropping on private conversations by a journalist is ethically justified

When you are in a restaurant or a hotel bar the last thing you expect is for the private conversation you are having to be reported all over the media the next day. But that may well depend upon who you are and what you say.

MORE

EU in ‘no mood’ to sacrifice Ireland’s interests to reach Brexit deal

Simon Coveney hit out at Westminster saying it is ‘incredible’ that the UK Parliament has allowed the Brexit process to get to its current state.

MORE

Call for cross-border funding to counter effects of no-deal Brexit

An Oireachtas committee heard evidence from cross-border bodies.

MORE

Update: Theresa May suffers new Commons Brexit humiliation

MPs vote down the Government motion by 303 to 258.

MORE

Government not complacent over no-deal Brexit, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said no one can be ‘absolutely sure’ that a withdrawal deal will be agreed.

MORE

Prospect of rebellion in the UK over EU withdrawal plans recedes

Leading Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg said it was ‘highly unlikely’ MPs would rebel over a motion which they fear could rule out a no-deal Brexit.

MORE

Dutch government creates big blue Brexit monster

The Dutch government has created a big blue monster mascot to help people prepare for the UK leaving the European Union.

MORE

British holidaymakers left furious after airline cancels flights ‘due to Brexit impasse’

Romanian operator Blue Air ‘has been unable to receive the necessary clarity’, according to Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.

MORE

Interest rates more likely to be cut after no-deal Brexit, says Bank of England policymaker

A Bank of England policymaker says recent data suggests the slowdown in the British economy is continuing.

MORE

Tory MPs warned against rebelling in Brexit votes

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told potential rebels that Parliament was not an ‘internal debating society’.

MORE

Readers' blog: Border patrols and customs between Ireland and Britain

I don’t know what Leo Varadkar is talking about when he’s commenting on the border, he obviously doesn’t travel between the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland to mainland Britain very often, because there is a border.

MORE

No-deal Brexit ‘disaster’ could hit food and medicine supplies, warns Sturgeon

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the ‘reckless approach’ of the UK Government meant no-deal was ‘increasingly the most likely outcome’.

MORE

No-deal Brexit 'live risk' to Scottish economy

A no-deal Brexit would lead to a "major dislocation" to the Scottish economy, according to the country's chief economist.

MORE

Theresa May ‘playing chicken’ with Irish interests over Brexit, says Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald insists a no-deal EU exit would trigger a poll on Irish unity.

MORE

Ford warns no-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic' for car industry

Car giant Ford has warned that leaving the European Union without a deal next month would be "catastrophic" for the UK's auto industry.

MORE

Jeremy Corbyn: British government’s no-deal Brexit planning is an utter shambles

The Labour leader focused on the Seaborne Freight fiasco at Prime Minister’s Questions.

MORE

Brexit has raised tensions in Ireland, warns Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said people are right to worry about the return of a hard border if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

MORE

British government not ruling out no-deal Brexit, minister insists

Suspicions were raised after chief negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard discussing Theresa May’s plans in a Brussels bar.

MORE

UK businesses seek ‘clear answers’ over trade after Brexit

Firms and communities risk being ‘hung out to dry’ over Brexit uncertainty, BCC warns.

MORE

Shares spooked on UK crash-out fear

Some UK shares were rattled as investors contemplated the latest political set-piece at Westminster in the countdown to Brexit.

MORE

Alarm bells sound as Brexit’s ‘Project Fear’ becomes a reality

Britain’s politicians have had the luxury of a relatively benign economy while they dithered and squabbled over the departure. Not any more, writes Ferdinando Giugliano

MORE

Theresa May faces fresh Commons attempt to block a no-deal Brexit

PM’s chief EU adviser overheard warning of a long delay to Britain’s EU withdrawal unless MPs back her agreement.

MORE

Concerns raised over movement of students post-Brexit

Universities could struggle to cope in no-deal scenario if 14,000 Irish students needed to be accommodated after UK leaves EU

MORE

President Higgins backs ‘warm relationship’ with UK

Michael D Higgins also praised the Prince of Wales’s commitment to Anglo-Irish relations.

MORE

Unionism could be ‘energetic voice’ in united Ireland debate – Mary Lou McDonald

Mary Lou McDonald said the public should not ‘feel anxious’ about a border poll.

MORE

Channel Tunnel will stay open in event of no-deal Brexit

The EU Commission said its proposal is conditional on the UK maintaining safety standards identical to EU requirements.

MORE

May’s plan to rush Brexit ratification through Parliament by March 29

Theresa May set out a scheme to short circuit a requirement for a 21-day delay before MPs approve an international treaty.

MORE

Bank of England chief calls for Brexit solution as he warns over global risks

Mark Carney also warned about the slowing Chinese economy, protectionism and de-globalisation.

MORE

No-deal Brexit implications relatively benign for tillage

The average net profit margin on specialist tillage farms could increase by more than 10% per hectare, compared to current levels, in a no-deal Brexit, by the year 2026.

MORE

What’s next for Brexit as Leave date looms?

With just 45 days to go, many questions about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU remain unresolved.

MORE

Smuggling in the Irish borderlands – and why it could get worse after Brexit

Central to the fate of the Brexit negotiations is the future of the Irish border. Politicians from all sides insist they want to avoid a return to border checks once the UK leaves the EU – but they disagree on how this can be achieved.

MORE

Hard border would 'create havoc' with live exports, say companies

Live animal exports could be seriously affected if a hard border is created by Brexit.

MORE

May to urge MPs to ‘hold our nerve’ over Brexit

The British Prime Minister is due to address the Commons.

MORE

UK sued by Channel tunnel firms over Brexit ferry plans

The companies that run the Channel Tunnel are suing the British government over its award of ferry contracts to handle freight shipments in a no-deal Brexit, just days after one of those contracts, with a startup company that doesn’t own any ships, fell through.

MORE

Government urged to do more over Brexit tax

Business representative groups feel the Government should go further in its efforts to ease the burden on Brexit-exposed importers by widening the terms of its Vat deferral scheme.

MORE

‘Dark days’ of relationship with Britain ‘behind us’ despite Brexit, President Higgins says

Michael D Higgins is visiting Birmingham on a three-day trip to England.

MORE

Simon Coveney plans to deepen ties with France after Brexit

The government is working to deepen ties with France post-Brexit, the Tánaiste said today as he helped launch the 30th Cork French Film Festival.

MORE

UK economy slowed sharply in final quarter of 2018

Official figures show the UK economy slowed sharply in the final quarter of last year as uncertainties over Brexit intensified.

MORE