Category: brexit

Tough Brexit talk fuels sharp drop in sterling

Tough Brexit talk fuels sharp drop in sterling Sterling fell sharply yesterday as both candidates to become UK prime minister talked up their willingness to execute a hard Brexit during Conservative Party leadership debates. On the eve of the Brexit referendum, it cost 76.5 pence to buy one euro. Now, with a hard Brexit fast […]

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No-deal Brexit could result in higher taxes for online shoppers

No-deal Brexit could result in higher taxes for online shoppers Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee has said a no-deal Brexit could result in higher taxes for online shoppers and difficulties in returning goods, as the UK would no longer be subject to the same consumer rights and protections. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning […]

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Risk of no-deal Brexit has never been greater – Coveney

Risk of no-deal Brexit has never been greater – Coveney Tánaiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned Cabinet colleagues that at no point in the last two-and-a-half years has the risk of a no-deal Brexit been greater. He said that while a hard Brexit could still be avoided, Britain had failed to […]

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The big impact of Brexit on Ireland’s small businesses

The big impact of Brexit on Ireland’s small businesses Opinion: there is no doubt that Brexit will impact small businesses, but the impact is and will be different for different sectors The economic and political uncertainty surrounding Brexit is a constant in our news cycle since the referendum in the UK in 2016 and there […]

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UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit nerves

UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country’s labour market defied the broader weakness in the overall economy as Brexit approached. The number of people in work surged by 222,000, helping […]

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Taoiseach hosts talks with Tusk as Brexit deal deadline looms

Taoiseach hosts talks with Tusk as Brexit deal deadline looms Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin with just ten days left before Brexit, but with no deal in sight. Mr Tusk and Mr Varadkar shook hands on the steps of Government Buildings, but declined to comment to waiting media. […]

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