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(...)

 Larry Goodman:   owns Breccia which bought into the Blackrock Clinic after health insurer Bupa  sold its 56% shareholding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A shareholder in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic claims a company controlled by businessman Larry Goodman, along with a number of others, have engineered a (...)

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(...)

The reopening of the US market to Irish beef, announced earlier this week, effectively ends a 16-year long embargo on European beef imports in the US

ABP Foods, the group founded and chaired by beef baron Larry Goodman, looks set to be the first European company to take advantage of the lifting of (...)

Larry Goodman: his company Breccia was restrained by the High Court  from appointing a receiver over Blackrock Hospital Ltd shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ray ManaghBeef baron Larry Goodman’s company Breccia was restrained by the High Court today from appointing a receiver over the Blackrock Hospital Ltd(...)

Seamus FitzPatrick,  chief executive of Capvest, warned that “unprecedented changes” in Irish healthcare meant there was huge “logic for consolidation” in a letter to the owners of the Hermitage clinic on October 22nd

Capvest, the majority owner of the Mater Private, proposed at the end of October to merge its north Dublin private hospital with rival the Hermitage (...)

The disclosure in Ireland of adulteration of beef products with equine DNA  led to discovery of a pan-European problem. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

A small beef processing company which claims it was “hung out” as the “fall guy” for the Irish horsemeat scandal has been directed to provide security(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)