Bloxham: Demise still being played out in courts. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three years after one of the State’s largest stockbroking firms collapsed amid accounting irregularities and subsequent findings of malpractice, the b(...)

The herd of rotbunt cows where the suspected case of BSE was located  in Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

The investigation into the State’s first case of BSE in two years appears to have drawn a blank on how the animal contracted the disease. Apart from c(...)

Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of BSE in a dairy cow in Co Louth, marking the first new case of the disease in Ireland for nearly two y(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said previously the cow in Louth was most likely to have contracted the disease, if it proves to be the case, from contaminated feed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects to be able to reveal test results from a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth on Thursday of t(...)

 Mike McDonnell: chairman of Universal Talent Solutions HR group, with Phil Hogan EU commissioner for agriculture, and Martin Whelan, managing director of the group. Photograph:  Paul Sherwood

An online recruitment service for Europe’s €75 billion meat-processing industry was launched by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan in Dublin yeste(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the Government has signalled plans for an expansionary budget of €1.2 billion to €1.5 billion. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There is no scope for reducing the tax take in next October’s budget given the pressures on expenditure, the Nevin Economic Research Institute (Neri(...)

The case centres on a five-year-old Robunt cow which was found dead on a dairy farm close to Louth village.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is expected to reveal the test results on a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth later this week. If confirmed, i(...)

The IMF used its third post-programme report to point out that solid progress toward a fiscal balance should be made while the economic conditions were favourable. Photograph: Reuters

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a stern warning to the Government over its budget plans, claiming the proposed deficit-reduction targ(...)

John McHale (left), chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, and Graham Stull, EU Commission, at the Budget Perspectives conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s budgetary watchdog has again warned the Government its plans for spending increases and tax cuts in the budget run counter to the “lette(...)

NTR chairman Tom Roche. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tensions are believed to have emerged between investment group NTR and certain shareholders on how the company might distribute $196 million (€175 (...)