Brexit

Solutions are needed to Irish border issues after Brexit, a leading business group has said.

Simon Coveney moves to clarify Govt position on North's 'unique' status after Brexit

The Government has moved to alleviate unionist concerns over its position on Brexit.

Cautious welcome for Theresa May's Brexit proposals for EU citizens

Theresa May has won a guarded welcome from fellow European leaders for proposals which could see three million EU citizens win the right to stay on in Britain after Brexit.

May: No EU national will be forced out of UK when Brexit happens

European Council president Donald Tusk has said members will decide in November where EU agencies now based in Britain will be relocated.

Varadkar: Not too late for UK to stay in EU

Leo Varadkar has told his first EU summit as Taoiseach that it is not too late for the UK to stay within the organisation.

Simon Coveney: We are aiming for 'special status' for Northern Ireland after Brexit

The Government has declared it is demanding "special status" for Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Sinn Féin calls on Government to show 'backbone' in talks with UK

Sinn Féin is calling on the Irish Government to take a stronger position on protecting the Good Friday Agreement.

DUP: We must not have borders erected between the island of Ireland and the UK

Theresa May has been warned the DUP expects to see more money spent on health and education, with an end to the "dark tunnel of austerity".

'Ireland's interests are the EU's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says he has been left in no doubt that Ireland's interests are the European Union's interests in Brexit negotiations.

Ireland is a top priority for EU Commission in Brexit talks: Hogan

EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has said the EU Commission fully understands the threat to Ireland's economy from Brexit.

EU's Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier admits 'awful lot of work to do' on issue of Irish border

The "very sensitive" issue of the Irish border may not be resolved until near the end of the Brexit talks, David Davis has acknowledged.

EU's Michel Barnier vows 'constructive attitude' as Brexit talks get under way

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has promised to deal with negotiations on the UK's withdrawal in a "constructive" way and said he believed a "fair" deal was possible for both sides and "far better" than the prospect of the UK leaving without an agreement.

Davis calls for special partnership with Brussels as Brexit talks begin

Brexit negotiations which could define the UK's political and economic future have begun, with David Davis calling for a "new deep and special partnership" between Britain and Brussels.

Taoiseach meets Theresa May as he aims to renew Ireland's bond with UK

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he wants to renew the close bond with the UK ahead of talks with Theresa May in Downing Street.

IBEC claims Irish firms will need €400m a year in subsidies to help them through Brexit

As talks on Brexit formally begin in Brussels later today, it has been claimed Irish companies may need to be subsidised to the tune of €300-€400m per year in order to help them trade through the disruption.

Ibec calls for business subsidies amid Brexit

As talks on Brexit formally begin in Brussels later today, it has been claimed that Irish companies may need to be subsidised to the tune of €300m to €400m per year in order to help them trade through the disruption.

Survey: Firms least prepared in 10 years for volatility, as Brexit talks start

Companies are currently mired at their lowest level of risk and volatility preparedness for at least 10 years, a survey shows, just as Britain begins formal exit negotiations with the EU.

Here's how two top divorce lawyers believe Britain should approach Brexit negotiations

Rupi Rai of Slater and Gordon and Julian Hawkhead of Stowe Family Law offer their expertise.

British Chancellor reiterates aim of negotiating 'no hard land border in Ireland' in Brexit talks

Philip Hammond has warned failing to secure a Brexit deal would be "very, very bad" for Britain ahead of the start of exit talks in Brussels on Monday.

Negotiations on Brexit deal start tomorrow. So what happens now?

Formal negotiations on the terms of Brexit finally begin on Monday, some 361 days after the EU referendum of June 23 2016.

‘No 10’ needs to realise it’s a small state and no longer No 1

Those in British politics who talk of a hard Brexit are mainlining a fantasy, and steeped in denial, writes Alison O’Connor.

Jim Power: Theresa May’s failure could work in Ireland’s favour

The best outcome for Ireland would be the forcing of a second referendum, which based on the election results last weekend, would likely vote to remain within the EU, writes Jim Power.

80% of firms feel let down over Brexit support

Up to 80% of companies feel the Government is failing to help them sufficiently prepare for life after Ireland’s main trading partner Britain leaves the EU.

UK wants 'close and special' post-Brexit links with Ireland, May tells Varadkar

The UK is committed to a "close and special partnership" with the Irish Republic post-Brexit, the Prime Minister has told new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

No big trade deals available to the UK post Brexit: Bertie Ahern

There are no big trade deals the UK can do post Brexit, according to Bertie Ahern.

UK prices at 4-year high

British inflation unexpectedly jumped to its highest level in nearly four years in May, tightening the squeeze on UK consumers, who face the added worry of political uncertainty after last week’s inconclusive election.

Hard Brexit ‘catastrophe’ for tourism

A hard Brexit would be “catastrophic” for the tourism industry in Ireland and all stakeholders must push to ensure the best possible outcome in light of the UK election, the boss of Cork Airport has said.

Brexit talks plan remains on course, Theresa May confirms during Paris visit

Brexit talks will start next week and the timetable remains on course, Theresa May has said following a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron.

EU protects Ireland from UK domination

Governments and civil servants in 27 EU countries now have to waste time on the British problem, when there are many other vital issues to be addressed, writes John Bruton

Hard UK election may end up leading to a softer Brexit

Markets had been expecting that Britain’s Conservative government would be returned with an increased majority in last week’s UK general election, with both UK stock and bond markets making gains over the course of the campaign.

Brexit fishing rights row could cause ‘physical clashes at sea’

Bruton called on the DUP to use their influence to reopen questions relating to customs and human rights.

Brexit talks facing slight delay, David Davis reveals

David Davis has signalled that discussions on the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) may not start on June 19 as anticipated.

A Brexit strategy for a weakened UK leadership

Ngaire Woods examines how Britain’s departure from the EU needs to be less confrontational and more cordial. Negotiations should be about preserving a mutually beneficial relationship

Government urged to fast track tax reforms or face Brexit disadvantage, IPSA

The Irish economy is at a Brexit disadvantage because companies here cannot offer their employees share incentives that are as attractive as those available in the UK and other EU countries.

Brexit impact is ‘manageable’ for EU

The economic impact of Britain leaving the EU will be “manageable” for the German and EU economies even though some economic sectors will be more seriously affected, according to a study commissioned by the German economics ministry.

Jeremy Corbyn victory may lift pound

Sterling looks set for a volatile run into British elections next week but an argument can be made for markets reacting positively to a defeat for UK prime minister Theresa May’s Conservatives, according to analysts from US banking giant JPMorgan.

Former EC official calls for North to get 'honorary' EU membership

Northern Ireland should be given "honorary" European Union (EU) membership while remaining part of the UK, a former European Commission head in Belfast has said.

Small businesses urged to avail of new Brexit supports

Businesses have been urged to avail of a Government fund worth €3.4m to become Brexit-ready.

SDLP leader calls for border poll after Brexit

The leader of the SDLP has called for a post-Brexit referendum on creating a united Ireland.

Legal challenge to Brexit struck out

A legal challenge initiated in the Irish courts with a view to halting Brexit is not proceeding and has been struck out on consent, the High Court was told today.

UK poll sends sterling sliding against the euro

Sterling slid after a poll showed the Conservatives’ lead shrinking two weeks before the UK general election.

Sterling slump hits tourism in many counties

Tourism in the Republic has been hit by the Brexit slump in sterling which has reduced spending from the North and cut visitor numbers crossing the Irish Sea from Britain, an official survey suggests.

Brexit will hit online buying hard, says Revenue chief

Online shopping deliveries from the UK will be subject to the same costs as a package from the US or Asia following Brexit, the chairman of the Revenue board, Niall Cody, has said.

One in four firms reporting negative impacts of Brexit

One in four firms are reporting negative impacts of Brexit according to the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer Survey.

Revenue will not reveal details of any planning for post Brexit border controls

The head of the Revenue Commissioners has said the agency will not be releasing details of any plans for border controls after Brexit.

Balanced growth for all needed more than ever

It is hard to argue with the contention that we should have a balanced economy. It means an economy that not only has a broad mix of industries where we are highly effective and competitive but an economy that enhances the potential of the whole country.

Retirement talk takes back seat as Taoiseach attends Brexit seminar

Talk of retirement took a back seat for outgoing Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning as he addressed British and Irish business leaders on the threats of Brexit.