Irish businesses could endure a hard brexit

Michael Noonan, the former Minister for Finance, said Ireland’s businesses could endure a hard Brexit, but that he thought the UK would agree a deal.

He said most Irish firms exporting to Britain survived and thrived when the pound sterling plunged after the Brexit vote in 2016, and that proved they could handle tariffs.

But he said the food sector was an exception.

Speaking in Limerick last night, the Limerick TD said he expected Britain to ultimately get a trade deal similar to Norway’s.



The Road Safety Authority is being inundated with applications for Irish driving licences – from the UK.

It’s down to the fact that British licences may not be recognised here and in the rest of the EU, if there’s a hard Brexit.

500 applicants a day are currently being received from the UK applicants looking to swap their licences, which is causing a backlog in applications.

Google has been hit with another massive fine for abusing its strength as a search engine.

The European Commission has ordered it to pay € 1.5 billion for blocking advertising rivals.

Google has been hit with almost € 10 billion in EU fines since 2017.