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    'Difficult to avoid hard Border with no deal' - Varadkar

    'Difficult to avoid hard Border with no deal' - Varadkar


    The threat of a hard Border is looming as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted it would be “very difficult” to avoid if Britain crashes out of the EU without a Brexit divorce...

    The threat of a hard Border is looming as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted it would be “very difficult” to avoid if Britain crashes out of the EU without a Brexit divorce deal.
    Kevin Doyle: 'Varadkar got his deal - but it might be too good to be true'

    Kevin Doyle: 'Varadkar got his deal - but it might be too good to be true'


    It's fast becoming a victory too sweet to taste. As ministers skim-read the Irish protocol section of the Brexit deal on Wednesday, they felt like children whose Santa list had passed through their parents without any...

    It's fast becoming a victory too sweet to taste. As ministers skim-read the Irish protocol section of the Brexit deal on Wednesday, they felt like children whose Santa list had passed through their parents without any editing.
    Judge warns claimants gardaí will be targeting would-be scammers

    Judge warns claimants gardaí will be targeting would-be scammers


    A Circuit Court judge threw out motor insurance personal injury claims totalling €180,000 and warned three claimants that An Garda Síochána was going to crack down on fraudulent...

    A Circuit Court judge threw out motor insurance personal injury claims totalling €180,000 and warned three claimants that An Garda Síochána was going to crack down on fraudulent claims.

    Digicel bond swap negotiations 'are going well', says O'Brien


    Digicel chairman Denis O'Brien said "conversations are going well" as the telecoms business seeks to agree a swap deal with...

    Digicel chairman Denis O'Brien said "conversations are going well" as the telecoms business seeks to agree a swap deal with bondholders.
    Fighter withdrew his case after video emerged

    Fighter withdrew his case after video emerged


    A cage fighter who claimed he "sustained severe personal injury" from a car accident withdrew from his €60,000 damages fight in the Circuit Civil...

    A cage fighter who claimed he "sustained severe personal injury" from a car accident withdrew from his €60,000 damages fight in the Circuit Civil Court.
    As UK counts cost of exit, EU has shown its value to us

    As UK counts cost of exit, EU has shown its value to us


    At the core of the Brexit project has been the idea to "take back control", by reasserting UK parliamentary sovereignty. It would be ironic if the Brexit process now leads to Westminster losing...

    At the core of the Brexit project has been the idea to "take back control", by reasserting UK parliamentary sovereignty. It would be ironic if the Brexit process now leads to Westminster losing control.

    Your Money: Homing in on care plans for OAPs


    Recent reports of a blockage on proposed legislation protecting farms and business assets from the Fair Deal scheme emerged after civil servants identified a range of 'what if' scenarios which would place it in...

    Recent reports of a blockage on proposed legislation protecting farms and business assets from the Fair Deal scheme emerged after civil servants identified a range of 'what if' scenarios which would place it in jeopardy.

    Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride finally comes off the tracks


    So much for Bitcoin, beloved of libertarians, drug dealers and, for a few golden years, the private sector currency that was set to displace the hated money of central...

    So much for Bitcoin, beloved of libertarians, drug dealers and, for a few golden years, the private sector currency that was set to displace the hated money of central banks.
    Your Questions: Is a health cash plan worth the money, or am I over-insured?

    Your Questions: Is a health cash plan worth the money, or am I over-insured?


    Question: I have a mid-level health insurance plan that covers hospital treatment only. However, I have been paying into a cash plan with HSF for many years as well. Is it a good idea having both, or am I...

    Question: I have a mid-level health insurance plan that covers hospital treatment only. However, I have been paying into a cash plan with HSF for many years as well. Is it a good idea having both, or am I over-insured?

    KN Group merger with Circet will see €1.1bn revenue


    Irish telecoms network services provider KN Group believes its merger with French firm Circet will create a group with more than €1.1bn in annual revenue this...

    Irish telecoms network services provider KN Group believes its merger with French firm Circet will create a group with more than €1.1bn in annual revenue this year.
    Newspaper giant Johnston Press goes into administration

    Newspaper giant Johnston Press goes into administration


    NEWSPAPER publisher Johnston Press is preparing to end its debt crisis this weekend by entering administration and immediately handing control to its...

    NEWSPAPER publisher Johnston Press is preparing to end its debt crisis this weekend by entering administration and immediately handing control to its lenders.

    Court says 'no basis' to Nama papers case


    Former Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher has lost his appeal over a judge's refusal to force Nama to comply with an order for discovery of documents for his defence of its action seeking a €46m judgment against him over loan...

    Former Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher has lost his appeal over a judge's refusal to force Nama to comply with an order for discovery of documents for his defence of its action seeking a €46m judgment against him over loan guarantees.

    Swift rise of May's new Brexit minister


    Theresa May's new Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay was a supporter of the Leave campaign, and worked as a financial services regulator in...

    Theresa May's new Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay was a supporter of the Leave campaign, and worked as a financial services regulator in London.

    Profits fall 23pc to €417,000 at Fitzers Catering


    CONTRACTS to cook for the likes of Elbow, Duran Duran, Picture This and Mumford and Sons helped Fitzers Catering record pre-tax profits of €417,553 last...

    CONTRACTS to cook for the likes of Elbow, Duran Duran, Picture This and Mumford and Sons helped Fitzers Catering record pre-tax profits of €417,553 last year.
    Insurers in crackdown on injury fraudsters

    Insurers in crackdown on injury fraudsters


    Insurers are increasingly challenging injuries claims they suspect are false, using social media and interviews with witnesses to catch out...

    Insurers are increasingly challenging injuries claims they suspect are false, using social media and interviews with witnesses to catch out scammers.
    Car crash victim claims go up in smoke

    Car crash victim claims go up in smoke


    A judge threw out personal injuries claims totalling €120,000 after he was told that smoke filled a car before it...

    A judge threw out personal injuries claims totalling €120,000 after he was told that smoke filled a car before it crashed.
    Leaders in business and farming urge DUP to accept deal

    Leaders in business and farming urge DUP to accept deal


    The DUP is facing mounting calls from businesses in Northern Ireland to support Theresa May's draft withdrawal...

    The DUP is facing mounting calls from businesses in Northern Ireland to support Theresa May's draft withdrawal agreement.

    Mortgage holders to gain as ECB hints at delaying rates rise


    The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has given his broadest hint yet that he may hold off increasing interest rates as planned at the end of next...

    The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has given his broadest hint yet that he may hold off increasing interest rates as planned at the end of next summer.
    Irish airlines ask the EU for grace period on ownership rules

    Irish airlines ask the EU for grace period on ownership rules


    Ryanair, Aer Lingus parent IAG and EasyJet have asked the EU for a one-year moratorium on ownership rules that otherwise could force them to buy back shares held by British investors after...

    Ryanair, Aer Lingus parent IAG and EasyJet have asked the EU for a one-year moratorium on ownership rules that otherwise could force them to buy back shares held by British investors after Brexit.
    Explainer: What happens if the Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament?

    Explainer: What happens if the Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament?


    Theresa May headed back to her constituency on Friday having survived - so far - one of the most intense weeks of her increasingly bruising premiership as her party fought itself over...

    Theresa May headed back to her constituency on Friday having survived - so far - one of the most intense weeks of her increasingly bruising premiership as her party fought itself over Brexit.
    The Big Tech Show: ‘Being an exec in a big tech company stressed me out’

    The Big Tech Show: ‘Being an exec in a big tech company stressed me out’


    We talk about the life of a startup founder being loaded with pressure and stress. But one of Ireland’s best known technology executives, who went from managing a $5bn division of Cisco to starting and selling his own startup, says that life in a big...

    We talk about the life of a startup founder being loaded with pressure and stress. But one of Ireland’s best known technology executives, who went from managing a $5bn division of Cisco to starting and selling his own startup, says that life in a big company was actually far more taxing than running your own business.
    Theresa May appoints new Brexit Secretary

    Theresa May appoints new Brexit Secretary


    Amber Rudd made a dramatic return to Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister sought to bolster her position following the backlash to her Brexit...

    Amber Rudd made a dramatic return to Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister sought to bolster her position following the backlash to her Brexit deal.
    Theresa May: My insulin supply could be affected by a no-deal Brexit

    Theresa May: My insulin supply could be affected by a no-deal Brexit


    Theresa May has revealed she is personally affected by concerns over post-Brexit medical supplies as her insulin is made in...

    Theresa May has revealed she is personally affected by concerns over post-Brexit medical supplies as her insulin is made in Denmark.
    Theresa May gets thrown a lifeline, and denies split with DUP over Brexit proposal

    Theresa May gets thrown a lifeline, and denies split with DUP over Brexit proposal


    MICHAEL GOVE has thrown beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline after deciding that he will remain in her Government as Environment...

    MICHAEL GOVE has thrown beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline after deciding that he will remain in her Government as Environment Secretary.

    Top tips on feeding weanlings this winter


    2018 has been a difficult year in terms of farm management. We have faced many difficulties including the fodder woes of the spring, the intense summer drought and overall poorer market prices for...

    2018 has been a difficult year in terms of farm management. We have faced many difficulties including the fodder woes of the spring, the intense summer drought and overall poorer market prices for livestock.
    Theresa May says she wants ministers to feel they can stay in their posts amid calls for her to stand down during furious radio phone-in

    Theresa May says she wants ministers to feel they can stay in their posts amid calls for her to stand down during furious radio phone-in


    British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she wants all Cabinet ministers to feel they can stay on in their jobs, amid furious speculation in Westminster over the future of Environment Secretary Michael...

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she wants all Cabinet ministers to feel they can stay on in their jobs, amid furious speculation in Westminster over the future of Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

    Enhanced crop nutrition strategy can reduce our dependence on pesticides


    Farmers have very little influence over the renewal of pesticide approvals or of new pesticide registrations. In order to protect their survival and to enable them to achieve our national agricultural production targets, tillage farmers...

    Farmers have very little influence over the renewal of pesticide approvals or of new pesticide registrations. In order to protect their survival and to enable them to achieve our national agricultural production targets, tillage farmers must:

    Compact farm in the shadow of Nephin Mountain is coming to auction in Mayo


    I travelled north-west to Mayo last week, to see a farm not far from Ballina. The last time I visited that part of the country the fine summer had just begun, the sun was high in the sky and the west looked...

    I travelled north-west to Mayo last week, to see a farm not far from Ballina. The last time I visited that part of the country the fine summer had just begun, the sun was high in the sky and the west looked magnificent.
    Virgin Media and EE fined over £13m in the UK over 'excessive' exit fees

    Virgin Media and EE fined over £13m in the UK over 'excessive' exit fees


    Virgin Media and EE have been fined a combined £13.3m (€15m) in the UK by regulator Ofcom for overcharging nearly 500,000 phone and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts...

    Virgin Media and EE have been fined a combined £13.3m (€15m) in the UK by regulator Ofcom for overcharging nearly 500,000 phone and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early.

    Euro zone bond yields creep up, Brexit strife limits rise


    Government bond yields in the euro area edged up on Friday as some stability returned to British markets following the previous day's Brexit-driven...

    Government bond yields in the euro area edged up on Friday as some stability returned to British markets following the previous day's Brexit-driven turmoil.

    Facebook defends Russia response, updates plan to curb misbehaviour


    Facebook chairman and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world's largest social media network and issued a new plan aimed at stifling misbehaviour while maintaining a vibrant hub for...

    Facebook chairman and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world's largest social media network and issued a new plan aimed at stifling misbehaviour while maintaining a vibrant hub for online speech.

    Shortage of UK Government vets risks delays to shipments of animals and meat at border


    A lack of UK Government vets risks exports animals and animal products being delayed at the UK border in a no-deal Brexit scenario, according to the UK Parliament’s own Public Accounts...

    A lack of UK Government vets risks exports animals and animal products being delayed at the UK border in a no-deal Brexit scenario, according to the UK Parliament’s own Public Accounts Committee.

    KBC app will manage accounts in other banks


    KBC Bank Ireland is to launch a new service that will allow users to manage accounts at other banks via the KBC app. European legislation means other banks have to co-operate, under rules designed to open up the provision of payment...

    KBC Bank Ireland is to launch a new service that will allow users to manage accounts at other banks via the KBC app. European legislation means other banks have to co-operate, under rules designed to open up the provision of payment services.

    Tullow advances oil projects as free cash flow increases


    Tullow Oil is on track to have produced between 87,000 and 91,000 barrels of oil a day during the current year, with CEO Paul McDade telling shareholders that the group has performed well against a backdrop of volatile oil...

    Tullow Oil is on track to have produced between 87,000 and 91,000 barrels of oil a day during the current year, with CEO Paul McDade telling shareholders that the group has performed well against a backdrop of volatile oil prices.
    David Chance: 'A hard exit now looks the most likely outcome - and it'll deliver a cruel sucker punch to these sectors of Irish economy'

    David Chance: 'A hard exit now looks the most likely outcome - and it'll deliver a cruel sucker punch to these sectors of Irish economy'


    Come March 29, it could be chaos. Irish goods will start piling up in British ports, meat will start rotting on the docks, flights will be grounded and the Border with the North will be...

    Come March 29, it could be chaos. Irish goods will start piling up in British ports, meat will start rotting on the docks, flights will be grounded and the Border with the North will be closed.
    Government ramping up its planning for no-deal

    Government ramping up its planning for no-deal


    The Government is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid massive uncertainty over whether or not the proposed withdrawal agreement with the UK will be passed in...

    The Government is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid massive uncertainty over whether or not the proposed withdrawal agreement with the UK will be passed in Westminster.
    O'Reilly in fast-track bid to build 400 homes

    O'Reilly in fast-track bid to build 400 homes


    A company controlled by developer Joe O'Reilly is looking to build more than 400 homes at a site in Shankill, south...

    A company controlled by developer Joe O'Reilly is looking to build more than 400 homes at a site in Shankill, south Dublin.
    Michael Deacon: 'Winter is here for May as pitiful drama plays out in the Commons'

    Michael Deacon: 'Winter is here for May as pitiful drama plays out in the Commons'


    Outside Parliament, a man with bagpipes was playing the theme tune from 'Game of Thrones'. You know: the long-running drama serial about politics and betrayal, in which a cast of ruthless sociopaths battle each other bloodily for...

    Outside Parliament, a man with bagpipes was playing the theme tune from 'Game of Thrones'. You know: the long-running drama serial about politics and betrayal, in which a cast of ruthless sociopaths battle each other bloodily for power.

    Sears gets a $350m Christmas lifeline


    Troubled US fashion retailer Sears nailed down a commitment for another loan to keep its doors open as the critical Christmas season begins. Great American Capital Partners agreed to lend $350m (€310m) to the company, according to a court...

    Troubled US fashion retailer Sears nailed down a commitment for another loan to keep its doors open as the critical Christmas season begins. Great American Capital Partners agreed to lend $350m (€310m) to the company, according to a court filing.
    Profits rise by 7pc at medical firm Cook

    Profits rise by 7pc at medical firm Cook


    Pre-tax profits at medical device firm Cook Ireland increased by 7pc to €5.87m last...

    Pre-tax profits at medical device firm Cook Ireland increased by 7pc to €5.87m last year.
    EU prepared for Britain to cancel Brexit: Tusk

    EU prepared for Britain to cancel Brexit: Tusk


    The EU is prepared for Britain to cancel Brexit, the president of the European Council has...

    The EU is prepared for Britain to cancel Brexit, the president of the European Council has said.
    Exporters in plea for roll-out of no-deal plans

    Exporters in plea for roll-out of no-deal plans


    Irish exporters pleaded for no-deal contingency planning to be ramped up last night, with a representative group for the industry warning some businesses' Brexit plans would only enable them to cope for six...

    Irish exporters pleaded for no-deal contingency planning to be ramped up last night, with a representative group for the industry warning some businesses' Brexit plans would only enable them to cope for six months.

    Revenues at Electronic Arts climb to €26m amid pre-tax loss of €252,000


    The growing popularity of the mega-selling 'Fifa 18' last year resulted in revenues at the Irish arm of games giant Electronic Arts (EA) increasing by 7pc to...

    The growing popularity of the mega-selling 'Fifa 18' last year resulted in revenues at the Irish arm of games giant Electronic Arts (EA) increasing by 7pc to €26m.

    Remaining sticking points for UK exit


    The deal dictates the backstop will remain in place "unless and until" a deal on the future relationship is done. It means Northern Ireland will remain in the same customs territory as the rest of the UK, and the EU, but there will be additional rules...

    The deal dictates the backstop will remain in place "unless and until" a deal on the future relationship is done. It means Northern Ireland will remain in the same customs territory as the rest of the UK, and the EU, but there will be additional rules for Northern Ireland. The protocol has lead to accusations that Britain risks being too tied to the EU and that there will be a border down the Irish Sea.
    Three more ministers on the brink of resignation

    Three more ministers on the brink of resignation


    Leading Brexiteer Michael Gove was last night one of three ministers on the brink of quitting the cabinet after a day of turmoil for Theresa...

    Leading Brexiteer Michael Gove was last night one of three ministers on the brink of quitting the cabinet after a day of turmoil for Theresa May.

    Aryzta rights issue gets 97pc take-up


    Aryzta's planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights...

    Aryzta's planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights holders.

    Fifth of employers consider quitting Dublin to beat spiralling costs


    One in five employers are considering moving outside of Dublin due to rising costs, according to the latest 'Quarterly Employment Market Monitor' from Cpl...

    One in five employers are considering moving outside of Dublin due to rising costs, according to the latest 'Quarterly Employment Market Monitor' from Cpl Resources.
    Bull ran: why more stock markets around the world are falling

    Bull ran: why more stock markets around the world are falling


    The stock market bull has been running more or less since early-2009, with nearly 200pc in gains on world stocks at the start of 2018. As this year progressed, that run has been undermined by a cocktail of rising interest rates, trade tensions, and...

    The stock market bull has been running more or less since early-2009, with nearly 200pc in gains on world stocks at the start of 2018. As this year progressed, that run has been undermined by a cocktail of rising interest rates, trade tensions, and currency crises in emerging markets.
    How the draft Brexit treaty affects us - the key Irish issues

    How the draft Brexit treaty affects us - the key Irish issues


    The so-called 'Irish question' emerged at the centre of the Brexit negotiations, and the draft treaty agreed this week deals extensively with several key areas. Here we break down what the treaty says about key Irish issues, including the special...

    The so-called 'Irish question' emerged at the centre of the Brexit negotiations, and the draft treaty agreed this week deals extensively with several key areas. Here we break down what the treaty says about key Irish issues, including the special conditions necessary to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

    Hugo Boss in fast-fashion bid to reverse trend


    Hugo Boss is taking a cue from Zara owner Inditex to further its transition from conservative suitmaking toward a faster-fashion...

    Hugo Boss is taking a cue from Zara owner Inditex to further its transition from conservative suitmaking toward a faster-fashion model.

    Pound rout spells fresh headache for Irish exporters


    Irish exporters are facing mounting pressure as continued Brexit uncertainty and an increasingly unstable UK government battered sterling, with analysts predicting it could plunge...

    Irish exporters are facing mounting pressure as continued Brexit uncertainty and an increasingly unstable UK government battered sterling, with analysts predicting it could plunge further.
    Irish shares suffer a hammering after Brexit bedlam engulfs May

    Irish shares suffer a hammering after Brexit bedlam engulfs May


    The first signs of Brexit's true impact on Ireland have hit as investors fear Theresa May's proposed deal is already...

    The first signs of Brexit's true impact on Ireland have hit as investors fear Theresa May's proposed deal is already dead.

    Johnny Ronan in fourth bid to build Dublin's tallest building


    Developer Johnny Ronan has renewed his bid to deliver Dublin's tallest building next to Tara Street station just weeks after his plan for the site was rejected for a second time by Dublin City...

    Developer Johnny Ronan has renewed his bid to deliver Dublin's tallest building next to Tara Street station just weeks after his plan for the site was rejected for a second time by Dublin City Council.

    CCTV deadline of month for insurance claimants


    Claimants have one month from the time of an incident to advise businesses that they are considering making an insurance claim, if they want to use CCTV footage to support their...

    Claimants have one month from the time of an incident to advise businesses that they are considering making an insurance claim, if they want to use CCTV footage to support their claim.

    Waiting in the wings: May's potential successors


    The only question now is: how and when will Theresa May exit the UK prime minister's office? Here are some would-be...

    The only question now is: how and when will Theresa May exit the UK prime minister's office? Here are some would-be successors.
    Tony Blair: 'Deal is Brexit in name only - it's the worst of both worlds'

    Tony Blair: 'Deal is Brexit in name only - it's the worst of both worlds'


    I begin by praising the prime minister. She has striven hard from good intention, with a poor hand; a party divided, disputatious and dogmatic in equal degrees, which then gave her a circle impossible to square: a frictionless border in Ireland, exit of...

    I begin by praising the prime minister. She has striven hard from good intention, with a poor hand; a party divided, disputatious and dogmatic in equal degrees, which then gave her a circle impossible to square: a frictionless border in Ireland, exit of the UK from the European single market and customs union - and yet Northern Ireland in the same relationship to Europe as the rest of the UK.

    France still preparing for no-deal Brexit despite draft agreement


    France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has said the country is getting prepared for a Brexit no-deal scenario even if the government still hopes a Brexit agreement will be reached between the European Union and...

    France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has said the country is getting prepared for a Brexit no-deal scenario even if the government still hopes a Brexit agreement will be reached between the European Union and Britain.
    Need a Brexit catch-up? Here is everything that happened in the last 24 hours

    Need a Brexit catch-up? Here is everything that happened in the last 24 hours


    UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out of 10 Downing Street at about 7.15pm on Wednesday following a marathon five-hour Cabinet meeting and announced the Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal...

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped out of 10 Downing Street at about 7.15pm on Wednesday following a marathon five-hour Cabinet meeting and announced the Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

    Aryzta €800m rights issue almost complete with 97pc take-up


    Aryzta’s planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights...

    Aryzta’s planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights holders.

    Four in 10 Britons 'oppose Theresa May's Brexit plan' - poll


    Theresa May's Brexit plan has failed to win the backing of the British public, with an opinion poll suggesting that more than four in 10 Britons oppose...

    Theresa May's Brexit plan has failed to win the backing of the British public, with an opinion poll suggesting that more than four in 10 Britons oppose it.
    INM journalists scoop six awards at 2018 Newsbrands Ireland Journalism event

    INM journalists scoop six awards at 2018 Newsbrands Ireland Journalism event


    Coverage of the tracker mortgage scandal and extensive reports of the homeless crisis have put Irish Independent journalists on top at this year's Newsbrands Ireland Journalism...

    Coverage of the tracker mortgage scandal and extensive reports of the homeless crisis have put Irish Independent journalists on top at this year's Newsbrands Ireland Journalism awards.

    'I've no intention of just working for the banks'


    Vincent Cronin is a young dairy farmer who took over the family enterprise in Skahanagh near Bantry, Co Cork in 2013 and is at that early stage in his farming career where he is reviewing the situation - should he expand or just sit...

    Vincent Cronin is a young dairy farmer who took over the family enterprise in Skahanagh near Bantry, Co Cork in 2013 and is at that early stage in his farming career where he is reviewing the situation - should he expand or just sit tight?

    Brexit and CAP a 'double threat'


    Repercussions from Brexit and the implications for farmers from a revised Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were described as a "double threat" to the agricultural sector on both sides of the Irish border at a weekend...

    Repercussions from Brexit and the implications for farmers from a revised Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were described as a "double threat" to the agricultural sector on both sides of the Irish border at a weekend seminar.
    'We will not extend Article 50' - Theresa May states that Britain will leave the EU in March as planned

    'We will not extend Article 50' - Theresa May states that Britain will leave the EU in March as planned


    Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 and will not suspend the process of leaving, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that it would meet its legal obligations on a financial settlement with the...

    Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 and will not suspend the process of leaving, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that it would meet its legal obligations on a financial settlement with the bloc.
    Japan's cybersecurity minister has never used a computer and 'has no idea what a USB port is'

    Japan's cybersecurity minister has never used a computer and 'has no idea what a USB port is'


    Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might...

    Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.
    Tánaiste: Mrs May will now need to be 'tough' if Brexit deal is to survive

    Tánaiste: Mrs May will now need to be 'tough' if Brexit deal is to survive


    TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has said the British Prime Minister Theresa May will need to be “tough, resilient and persuasive” in the days ahead if the Brexit deal is to...

    TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has said the British Prime Minister Theresa May will need to be “tough, resilient and persuasive” in the days ahead if the Brexit deal is to survive.

    Top analyst calls for two large farmer-controlled dairy co-operatives


    An Irish dairy industry operated by two large farmer-controlled co-operatives, with the meat processing sector repositioned as high-margin protein businesses, was the radical vision for the future proposed by renowned food analyst Joe...

    An Irish dairy industry operated by two large farmer-controlled co-operatives, with the meat processing sector repositioned as high-margin protein businesses, was the radical vision for the future proposed by renowned food analyst Joe Gill.