An elderly man cries outside a national bank branch as pensioners queue to get their pensions in Thessaloniki on Friday. Photograph: AFP

The European Commission has denied talks are ongoing between the Greek government and EU lenders on a bailout deal ahead of Sunday’s referendum. Speak(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and  Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Food Tom Hayes at the launch of FoodWise 2025, a 10-year strategy for the Irish agri-food sector. Photograph: Alan Betson

The stand-out metric in the Government’s latest 10-year strategy for the agri-food sector is the 85 per cent increase in exports to €19 billion. When (...)

Kerrygold is one of Ireland’s most iconic food exports

The Government aims to nearly double the value of Ireland’s food and drink exports under a new 10-year strategy for the sector. The Food Wise 2025 pl(...)

Activists have been calling for an 80 per cent reduction target in carbon emissions to be enshrined in Irish legislation, as it is in other European states. This has been resisted by the Irish Farmers’ Association, however. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has bowed to criticism from environmental groups by moving to address the absence of specific emission targets in its climate change Bi(...)

Waterford-based Dawn Meats has won EU competition approval for its acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Elivia, France second largest beef and veal p(...)

Analysts say Irish bond yields have held up well on what has been a turbulent day on the markets

Irish bond yields have so far avoided the contagion engulfing Southern Europe stemming from the latest developments in Greece. Italian, Spanish and P(...)

The herd of rotbunt cows where the suspected case of BSE was located  in Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

The investigation into the State’s first case of BSE in two years appears to have drawn a blank on how the animal contracted the disease. Apart from c(...)

Irish home healthcare firm Baywater has been snapped up by French multinational Air Liquide for an undisclosed sum. Dublin-based Baywater specialises (...)

 Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis at the start of a special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on Greek crisis at EU council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA 5:02

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said his country is still facing demands from creditors that it cannot agree to. He said Greece’s commitme(...)

Ryanair had another electric day, closing up 0.6 per cent at a new record high of €12.34. The airline has been enjoying a strong week on the back of positive sentiment around its future earnings

European stocks extended a sell-off as the region’s leaders differed on how Greek talks were progressing. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.2 per c(...)