Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney pictured in New York today launching Irish beef. Photograph: Bord Bia

Irish beef, marking its return to the US market for the first time in more than 15 years, received the Michelin-star treatment at one of New York City(...)

 Lower cotton prices and markdowns meant Primark’s operating profit margin in the first half was higher than a year earlier. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Associated British Foods has forecast better than expected second-half results after a strong performance from its low-cost fashion retailer, Primark,(...)

Refugees from South Kordofan playing at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan last week. “In times of shrinking aid budgets, tax is the most important source of income for developing countries, and it is the most obvious way to move beyond reliance on aid.” Photograph: Andreea Campeanu/Reuters

The Irish Aid policy paper to be launched today will be an important modernisation of Ireland’s vision for overseas development. The Government(...)