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(...)

Jerry O’Callaghan: “Brazil has been dealt a really bad hand of cards in terms of how it has been perceived globally.” Photograph: Rui Nagae

To the Irish Farmers’ Association, Jerry O’Callaghan might as well be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. This third son of a small farm west (...)

A view of a Moy Park plant. The poultry producer has been sold by its owner to a 	Brazilian company in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Photograph: Brian Hallam/Moy Park

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s biggest private employer, has been sold by its Brazilian owner to a local rival in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Debt-la(...)

Moy Park  is the largest producer of poultry in the UK

Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest meat packer, has agreed to pay about $1.5 billion for Moy Park, the British unit of rival Marfrig Global Foods. JBS(...)

Ian Paisley jnr believes “very strongly in the traditional interpretation of what marriage is” and stands over the “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” comment. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Paisley jnr, as he works to consolidate his hold on the North Antrim constituency, says Justin McAleese needs to “get over it” after the former p(...)

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Photo of the week: Lean-back entertainment It seems unlikely that it would ever be possible to relax fully while wearing so many lanyards. But (...)

Ulster Bank economist Richard Ramsey:  says the Northern Ireland  economy is estimated to have grown by 2 per cent in real terms in 2014 and he expects a similar rate of growth (1.5-2 per cent ) to follow through next year

Will a new year herald a new beginning for the Northern Ireland economy now that the chance to set a lower rate of corporation tax is almost within it(...)

Poultry company Moy Park  employs more than 5,000 people in the North and more than 10,000 when its operations across Europe are included. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

The marketing department of Moy Park, the biggest poultry company on the island, was particularly active on Twitter this week. “30 days to go,” it chi(...)

Agri-Food Strategy Board believes Northern Ireland has the potential to grow its agri-food sector to a £7 billion-a-year industry by 2020

The next time you are about to take a bite out of a bacon sandwich, please stop and take a close look at it.What do you see? Hopefully nothing out of (...)

The number of people in employment in Northern Ireland jumped by 11,000 to 821,000 over the three months to June. But the statistics do not show just how many of those 11,000 people came to the North to find a job. Photograph: PA

The fact that you can buy Portuguese sardines on Irish Street in Dungannon reveals more about the North’s changing labour market than local taste buds(...)