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(...)

Sysco, parent of Ireland Pallas Foods, said higher prices of meat, dairy and poultry products, expenses related to the proposed US Foods acquisition and higher payroll costs drove up its expenses in the third quarter. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Top US food distributor Sysco reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a strong dollar, a day before hearing begins o(...)

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(...)

Caroline Catz  and Martin Clunes in Doc Martin: the series now showing on UTV Ireland was shown on UTV in autumn 2013

The version of Martin Clunes that turned up in your living room on Monday night tells you a lot about UTV Ireland when compared to UTV. Clunes, a reli(...)

Paul Murphy:  accused by Simon Coveney  of “trying to infer something I do not think is relevant or exists”.

Ireland produces the highest- quality beef on the planet, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said as he was questioned about Larry Goodman’s (...)

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(...)

Founder Larry Goodman has been ABP’s executive chairman since 2008.

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods has become the first European company to sign a major deal to supply beef in the US since the lifting of the embargo. The Lo(...)

Simon Coveney’s suggestion that the US market could take up to 20,000 tonnes of Irish beef in 2015, worth up to €100 million, and “go way beyond that”, is considered by many as too optimistic

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has overstated the importance of Ireland’s re-entry into the US beef market, according to senior industry sourc(...)

Caroline Keeling in the pepper glass house at the company’s  140-acre farm  in St Margarets, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

If you have been tucking into some strawberries and cream during the recent fine weather, there is a one-in-two chance they were Caroline Keeling’s. T(...)