Brexit trade talks will continue today - with the UK saying there are still big differences between both sides.
The UK and the EU have until the end of the year to set new trading terms.
The British side says it'll "continue to explore every route to a deal".
However a deal cannot now be passed by the European Parliament by the New Year's Eve deadline, as there isn't enough time to scrutinise the text.
New travel restrictions to and from the UK are expected to complicate things further.
Meanwhile it's being claimed that there is a shortage of warehouse space in Dublin due to pre-Brexit stockpiling.
The Irish Times reports that firms are hoarding goods to avoid new checks in the new year.
Chilled storage space in the greater Dublin area is particularly in demand.