Some 208 houses in Cruise Park, Tyrrelstown are likely to be sold after a so-called vulture firm acquired the development loan for the estate. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dozens of families facing eviction from their homes in Tyrrelstown west Dublin will meet public representatives tonight to see if steps can be taken t(...)

 Minister for Agriculture  Simon Coveney: The IFA wants the Government to make a submission to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission through the Minister   on the importance of guaranteeing competition in processing and rendering. Photograph:  Gary O’Neill

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has urged Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to address the lack of competition in the beef sector, which it(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy after appearing in court in  2007: Murphy was once described as “a good republican” by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy has been found guilty of tax evasion by the Special Criminal Court for failing to furnish tax returns for ne(...)

Irish beef exports to the US are currently limited to high-values steak cuts such as fillet, sirloin and rib-eye. Photograph:  Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images

Beef exports to the US have picked up significantly in recent weeks, according to the Department of Agriculture. As of the first week of November, app(...)

 Ireland remains the only EU state to be granted access to the US market since the BSE-inspired embargo of the late 1990s. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Irish beef exports to the US have increased 10-fold since June, according to Minster for Agriculture Simon Coveney. At an event to promote Irish food(...)

The figures were published on the Department of Agriculture’s website on Saturday morning to comply with an EU regulation giving information on payments in EU-funded schemes. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools, stud farms and meat processors were among the recipients of the EU single farm payment scheme last year, according to figures published by th(...)

The Department of Agriculture is publishing details of payments received by farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) this weekend. Me(...)

The Department of Agriculture said it was working with meat processors to gain re-entry into the US. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

Another Irish beef processor has been granted a US export licence amid reports of a disappointingly low level of trade so far. The Dawn Meats p(...)

Minister Coveney is joined at the official launch of Irish beef on the US market by two-star Michelin chef, Paris-based Jean Paul Jeunet, and Dublin-born Cathal Armstrong

Irish beef exports to the US are unlikely to hit targets set by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney until the licence is extended to include mince(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney launching Irish beef in New York: “It is a good start today.”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney expects other Irish meat producers to follow Larry Goodman’s ABP quickly into the US after the lifting of a 17(...)