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14 January 2019 18:26 Christmas spending splurge lifts grocery spend to over €10.8 billion for 2018

The five largest supermarkets tapped the lion’s share of the €10.85bn spent last year on groceries, an increase of 2.8% from 2017. The new figures from researcher Kantar Worldpanel cover the important Christmas trading period and also suggest that price inflation has re-emerged on the Irish grocery market landscape. Prices of 30,000 grocery items rose at an annual 188

12 January 2019 12:48 No-deal Brexit ‘could lead to temporary shortages of seasonal produce’ in Britain

A no-deal Brexit could lead to temporary food shortages of seasonal produce in the UK, a former adviser to Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned. James Starkie, who quit his role in protest over Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, said people would not go without the food they need on a weekly basis if Britain crashed out of the European Union 98

10 January 2019 22:44 Axa to move EU jobs to Dublin

French insurer Axa has said it will handle its international risk and reinsurance through an Irish unit in light of Britain’s plans to leave the EU. CEO Thomas Buberl said that Axa’s recently acquired XL division had already initiated the plans to move some staff to Ireland from the UK before its eventual takeover by Axa last year. “It will be mostly 110

10 January 2019 11:27 AXA to move staff to Ireland as result of Brexit

Insurance company AXA are planning on moving staff to Ireland from France and Britain following Brexit. Chief Executive, Thomas Buberl, didn't specify how many members of staff would be moving. Burbel told reporters: "Since the former hub is in France, we will have to take some staff from France as Irish regulators will ask functions to be handled there 86

09 January 2019 06:00 Tesco shares boost from Christmas sales in UK

UK retail shares, led by Tesco, rose after figures over the key Christmas period showed consumer spending was more robust than expected. The UK’s largest supermarket, which will publish its holiday trading update tomorrow, was crowned Christmas winner, broker Jefferies said. The data also lifted Next and Marks & Spencer more than 4% at one stage and comes 123

31 December 2018 10:12 US ambassador to UK casts doubt on bilateral trade deal if May’s Brexit plan succeeds

A “massive bilateral trade deal” between Britain and America is unlikely to be possible if Theresa May’s Brexit deal succeeds, the US ambassador to the UK has claimed. Woody Johnson said US President Donald Trump would look positively at an outcome which enabled America to strike major trade agreements with the UK. But he cautioned that if the British 81

31 December 2018 06:51 Ireland sees rise in passport applications from UK since Brexit vote

Almost 200,000 Irish passport applications were received from the UK this year. The number from England, Scotland and Wales increased by more than a fifth compared to 2017, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Minister Simon Coveney said the total had risen since the Brexit vote in June 2016. Out of the total number of applications received this year by the Passport 90

28 December 2018 17:12 China accuses UK of ‘deep-rooted pride and prejudice’ amid Huawei concerns

China has accused the UK of “deep-rooted pride and prejudice” in response to increased concern about technology firm Huawei’s involvement in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Chinese Ministry of National Defence spokesperson Wu Qian called allegations against the company “groundless”, according to Global Times, a Communist Party-run newspaper. The response 81

21 December 2018 17:21 Polish foreign minister opens new consulate in Belfast

The Polish foreign minister has opened his nation’s first full consulate in Northern Ireland. Jacek Czaputowicz said he hoped the move will help to strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two countries. The Polish community is the largest immigrant community in Northern Ireland, with around 30,000 Poles living in the region. The opening of the new consulate 46

14 December 2018 14:46 Britons face paying for visa-free entry to the EU after Brexit

UK citizens will have to pay for visa-free travel in the European Union after Brexit, the European Commission has confirmed. Britons will have to fork out a €7 (£6.28) fee under the EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias) that is due to come into effect in 2021, a spokeswoman for Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said. The new electronic 73