Darina Allen and René Redzepi at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest food festival in Co Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 1:16

Follow our coverage of Ballymaloe Lit Fest @irishtimesfood and @mcdigby René Redzepi was impressed. “This is the most organised farm I’ve (...)

Pat the Cope Gallagher. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the European Commission to implement sanction measures against Iceland, saying that Iceland and (...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

Minister for Fisheries Simon Coveney has defended the deal reached in Brussels last night, arguing that the overall value of fishing opportunities for fishermen next year is the same as 2013. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Coastal communities face up to 350 job losses and regulatory discards of fish will increase as a result of the deal concluded by EU fisheries minister(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney is opposing European Commisson efforts to appease Iceland and the Faeroe islands in the long-running row over north-(...)

Uefa is considering a radical overhaul of international football that would see national teams playing a new Nations League competition.The idea, flo(...)

Seamus Coleman and  James McClean in action during Republic of Ireland training at Malahide. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Robbie Keane will lead an all-out assault on Sweden at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night in an attempt to make a decisive breakthrough in the Group (...)

Norway’s Statoil sold stakes in North Sea oil fields to Austria’s OMV yesterday, in a €2 billion deal, giving the former cash to develop new projects (...)

Ireland’s Matt Doherty scored two against the Faroe Islands.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Noel King praised the character of his Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad last night after they came from behind in the Faroe Islands to open their(...)

Anthony Pilkington of Norwich is out of the Ireland friendly against Wales.  Photograph:   Paul Thomas/Getty Images

For the fifth time in 12 months Anthony Pilkington has declined the opportunity to make his Republic of Ireland debut. The Norwich winger, alon(...)