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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.
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.
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 chairman Denis O'Brien said "conversations are going well" as the telecoms business seeks to agree a swap deal with bondholders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 publisher Johnston Press is preparing to end its debt crisis this weekend by entering administration and immediately handing control to its lenders.
Earnings rose to €850,000 at the five-star Lough Eske Castle hotel in Co Donegal last year.
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.
Theresa May's new Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay was a supporter of the Leave campaign, and worked as a financial services regulator in London.
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.
To the best of my understanding, Theresa May remains prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but nobody can be quite sure.
Insurers are increasingly challenging injuries claims they suspect are false, using social media and interviews with witnesses to catch out scammers.
A judge threw out personal injuries claims totalling €120,000 after he was told that smoke filled a car before it crashed.
Householders were warned to expect more energy price rises after Energia became the latest supplier to announce tariff increases.
The DUP is facing mounting calls from businesses in Northern Ireland to support Theresa May's draft withdrawal agreement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel operator Dalata is ready to knock the Tara Towers hotel in Dublin 4, and replace it with a new hotel and apartment complex.
Mortgage lender Dilosk has closed a deal to raise €286m on the bond markets by borrowing against a pool of Irish residential mortgages.
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.
It is strange when second-hand imports are competing with used Irish cars, often on the same site.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said that it would be “very difficult” to avoid a hard border in Ireland if there is a no-deal Brexit.
Influential farming and business organisations in Northern Ireland have urged the Democratic Unionists to drop their opposition to the draft Brexit deal.
Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien said “conversations are going well” as the telecoms business seeks to agree a swap deal with bondholders.
Theresa May has revealed she is personally affected by concerns over post-Brexit medical supplies as her insulin is made in Denmark.
Householders were warned to expect more energy price rises after Energia became the latest supplier to announce tariff increases.
Construction firm Entekra has officially opened its new European headquarters in Ireland, which is creating 100 new jobs in the local area.
People with disabilities who are interested in entrepreneurship are being called to a unique event co-organised by Rehab Group.
A luxury hotel opening in China is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep.
Recruitment firm Sigmar has created 60 jobs with the establishment of its new European Talent Hub in Tralee.
The risk of a no deal Brexit is substantial, and there is no point pretending otherwise, EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has warned.
MICHAEL GOVE has thrown beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline after deciding that he will remain in her Government as Environment Secretary.
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.
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.
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:
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 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.
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 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.
Pure Telecom is planning to raise a total of €250,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital through a number of initiatives over the next five years.
We have approximately half of the cattle indoors at this stage, with the remaining being housed as they start running out of grass.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
A company controlled by developer Joe O'Reilly is looking to build more than 400 homes at a site in Shankill, south Dublin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights holders.
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.
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.
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 is taking a cue from Zara owner Inditex to further its transition from conservative suitmaking toward a faster-fashion model.
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.
The first signs of Brexit's true impact on Ireland have hit as investors fear Theresa May's proposed deal is already dead.
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.
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.
The only question now is: how and when will Theresa May exit the UK prime minister's office? Here are some would-be successors.
Brexit is one of those words you wish you never heard. It's an awful idea. A snake that is slowly trying to choke the life out of us.
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'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.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that leadership "is about making the right decisions, not the easy ones".
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’s planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights holders.
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.
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.
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?
The Department of Agriculture “is preparing for all eventualities” when it comes to Brexit, Minister Michael Creed has said.
Irish shares are the worst hit in Europe as a political crisis in Westminster has sapped confidence a Brexit deal is close to being agreed.
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.
Andrea Leadsom has insisted she has no plans to quit the Government and will support Theresa May in securing a Brexit deal.
Claimants have one month from the time of an incident to advise businesses that they are considering making an insurance claim.
Here are the only five things you need to know about the Brexit deal, rather than sifting through 586 pages of legal text.
Theresa May is battling to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest.
The Revenue has insisted that it can accelerate the hiring of customs officers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A North Galway farmer, who employed a Brazilian national to work on his land 16 hours a day, failed to pay the 47-year-old man, Tuam District Court was told this week.
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.
Irish farmers buy more tractors in the 90-125hp power bracket than any other power segment.
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.
KBC Bank Ireland is to launch a new service that will allow users to manage accounts at other banks through the KBC app.
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.
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.