A busy street in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Vietnam is an important market in southeast Asia with a growing population,” said Mr Coveney. photograph: luong thai linh/epa

You will hopefully forgive the pun but Vietnam vets – veterinary authorities – have given the all-clear for the import of fresh and frozen pork meat f(...)

The document that convinced  Enda Kenny to change his mind on the future of the Seanad  was produced by an internal party policy review group. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The document that convinced Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to change his mind on the future of the Seanad in 2009 was produced by an internal party polic(...)