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From TheJournal.ie EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy' Constructive Ambiguity

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'

Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.

From TheJournal.ie UK to release its key Brexit policy papers 'in a few weeks' Planning Ahead

UK to release its key Brexit policy papers 'in a few weeks'

Meanwhile, just 3% of Irish exporters have a Brexit plan in place, according to a new survey.

From The42 LeBron James was reportedly 'devastated' after hearing Kyrie Irving asked to be traded NBA This post contains videos

LeBron James was reportedly 'devastated' after hearing Kyrie Irving asked to be traded

It’s not you, LeBron, it’s Kyrie.

From TheJournal.ie 'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal Good Relations

'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal

Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal Nafta

Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal

The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.

From TheJournal.ie Trump finally set to meet Xi Jinping after Twitter rants about China Not On The Same Page

Trump finally set to meet Xi Jinping after Twitter rants about China

Trump and his Chinese counterpart will have a lot to talk about.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar Bayin Oils

The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar

And they want the government to encourage others to do the same.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit Day – here's what Irish businesses need to know Policy

Brexit Day – here's what Irish businesses need to know

Companies here will be hoping that there is minimal disruption.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU Border

Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU

“The whole border issue is a nightmare for us,” the former Taoiseach said.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey Failed Coup

Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey

The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie The big Brexit question: 'Should we side with the UK or the EU?' Opinion

The big Brexit question: 'Should we side with the UK or the EU?'

The outcome of Brexit will likely leave both parties poorer, writes Kevin Cunningham.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Britain is not Ireland's most lucrative EU trading partner - Belgium is Exports

Britain is not Ireland's most lucrative EU trading partner - Belgium is

Exports to Britain in 2015 accounted for €13.7 billion but the Belgian market was worth €14.5 billion.

From TheJournal.ie The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up? Opinion

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

From TheJournal.ie Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP Policy

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP

Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous Opinion

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other Very Dangerous Men

Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other

Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and Mexico’s Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman proved to be a law unto themselves.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP Damnation

'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP

This is what the Jobs Minister had to say about a EU-US free-trade deal today.

From TheJournal.ie A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote Opinion

A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote

The vote on the deal was called off at the last minute after MEPs were put under tremendous pressure from their constituents.

From TheJournal.ie We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business Opinion

We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business

Much of the focus about the trade deal has been on big business, but little attention has been paid to SMEs and how they would benefit from it.

From TheJournal.ie Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this? Opinion

Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?

Some of those ‘barriers’ could include labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards.

From TheJournal.ie Feta cheese is causing a real beef between Greece and Canada Squaring Off

Feta cheese is causing a real beef between Greece and Canada

The Greeks don’t think an EU trade deal does enough for their cheese.

From TheJournal.ie Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal... Opinion

Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal...

It may not have a catchy name but we need to pay attention the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – it poses huge ramifications for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand Grow Your Own

A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand

Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.

From TheJournal.ie These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem Credit Check

These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem

Critics say that the digital currency lacks transparency – and a group of students have been trying to fix that.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends loads of fizzy drink concentrate to Iran Fizzy Orange

Ireland sends loads of fizzy drink concentrate to Iran

Enterprise Ireland has decided to organise a visit to the country next year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US Trade

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US

One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Of all the member states, Ireland would be the most affected if the UK opted to leave the EU Breixt

Opinion: Of all the member states, Ireland would be the most affected if the UK opted to leave the EU

What is the likelihood of the UK leaving the European Union… and what would it mean for Ireland if it did?

From TheJournal.ie Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year Trade Surplus

Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year

The figures for August show increases in exports of organic chemicals and pharmaceutical products but a fall for dairy products and birds’ eggs.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland should see 'trade opportunities, not threats' in a devolved Scotland Trade

Ireland should see 'trade opportunities, not threats' in a devolved Scotland

Scotland will be given more control over its own economic policies.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia Bullyboy Ban

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia

We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland switch time zones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland switch time zones?

A new piece of law being considered would allow Ireland to move the clocks forward by an hour. Should we do it?

From TheJournal.ie The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians Foreign Affairs Meeting

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians

The extent of the measures will be announced on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie How much did trade missions cost Ireland in 2013? Mission Profitable
From TheJournal.ie Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year Ship Shape

Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year

Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.

From TheJournal.ie Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here TTIP

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here

Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn Agriculture

Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn

Officials from the US agriculture department will first need to conclude audits on Irish farms.

From TheJournal.ie How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture? Oireachtas Agenda

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world Very Good

Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world

*Yes, we know.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef Wheres The Beef

Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef

The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.