Minister for Agriculture and Food Simon Coveney: to attend meeting of EU agriculture and fisheries ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is expected to raise concerns about the impact of Russian sanctions on the fishing industry at a meeting of EU(...)

Food products manufactured by Nestle  sit for sale inside a supermarket in Moscow, Russia. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

European Union regulators today began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said it was urgent to establish what sectors would be hit badly and what actions should be taken. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

A taskforce will be set up by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos today to look at the long-term impact of last week’s Russian ban (...)

Ten per cent of EU agricultural exports go to Russia annually and their total value is around €11 billion. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Senior agricultural experts from all 28 European Union countries will hold an emergency meeting next Thursday to analyse the impact of a Russian ban o(...)

A protest banner reflected in the eye of Coolmoore Lad from Rathregan Herd, Batterstown Co Meath during a farmers protest  this week calling on Minister Coveney to secure a deal on CAP reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Presidency of the European Council has secured agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, paving the way for the most significan(...)

The main obstacle confronting Simon Coveney is the fierce opposition here to the proposal to reallocate some of the annual EU direct payment of €1.2 billion to Irish farmers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Simon Coveney is close to reaching the high point of his tenure as Minister for Agriculture. By his own reckoning, we are on the verge of achieving ag(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the European Commission’s plan for a minimum single farm payment per hectare of 75 per cent of the average farm payment was too high.

Farmers receiving large amounts of money from the EU single farm payment scheme must accept that they will face a loss in income when the reform of t(...)

Members of The Irish Farmers Association protest against proposed CAP reforms outside the EU agriculture ministers meeting being held at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several thousand farmers protested outside Dublin Castle today over planned changes to the way EU farm payments are made.The Irish Farmers Association(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos said in Dublin last night he would insist o(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos yesterday confirmed the European Commission was withdrawing the proposal to regulate how olive oil is served and presented in restaurants, recognising that it had not garnered “widespread support”.

The European Commission yesterday withdrew proposals to ban restaurants from serving oliv(...)