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# trade - Yesterday’s News


# trade - Friday 10 March, 2017

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.

# trade - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey

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

# trade - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

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.

# trade - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

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.

# trade - Monday 11 July, 2016

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.

# trade - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

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.

# trade - Saturday 7 May, 2016

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.

# trade - Monday 18 January, 2016

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

# trade - Sunday 8 November, 2015

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.

# trade - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

From Business ETC ‘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.

# trade - Thursday 11 June, 2015

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.

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.

# trade - Sunday 7 June, 2015

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.

# trade - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

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.

# trade - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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.

# trade - Monday 23 February, 2015

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

Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.

# trade - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From Business ETC 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.

# trade - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ireland sends loads of fizzy drink concentrate to Iran

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

# trade - Sunday 14 December, 2014

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.

# trade - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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?

# trade - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From Business ETC 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.

# trade - Friday 19 September, 2014

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

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

# trade - Saturday 16 August, 2014

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.

# trade - Saturday 26 July, 2014

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?

# trade - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians

The extent of the measures will be announced on Thursday.

# trade - Saturday 19 July, 2014

# trade - Monday 14 July, 2014

From Business ETC 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.

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.

# trade - Friday 27 June, 2014

From Business ETC 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.

# trade - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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.

# trade - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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.

# trade - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs

The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

# trade - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key?

Irish products could have a big trading future with Asia, but we have to get it right.

# trade - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

# trade - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Why is the Mexican flag flying over the Mansion House?* Viva Mexico! This post contains images

Why is the Mexican flag flying over the Mansion House?*

*No, we haven’t been invaded.

# trade - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: Let’s stop dragging our feet – we need to regulate cash-for-gold

The lack of regulation means priceless treasures can be accidentally destroyed, criminals operate virtually unimpeded, and vulnerable communities are preyed upon.

# trade - Monday 14 April, 2014

Here’s how much we’re making from overseas trade

Trade gains bump driven by food, essential oils and organic chemical sectors.

# trade - Sunday 13 April, 2014

The government liked* Mexico so much they’re sending someone there again

*And by liked, we mean liked the potential of increased trade with the country.

# trade - Friday 11 April, 2014

From Business ETC Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost Oh Canada

Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost

EU deal could be worth €26 billion overall.

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