Mairéad McGuinness: “Clear and accurate information is all that consumers want.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) has accused the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) of unfairly targeting its members with its latest pr(...)

The European Parliament has approved plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.  File photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has given its backing to plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient(...)

“The (European) Commission went to the industry lobby groups and asked if more transparent labelling would cost more, so of course it said it would,” said Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Agriculture has expressed serious reservations about proposals before the European Parliament which would force producers to supply (...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  had a voting rate of 16 per cent.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Independent MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley have the worst voting record among Irish MEPs at the European Parliament, new figures show. Da(...)

Former Socialist Party MEP and Dublin South-West byelection candidate Paul Murphy has accused Sinn Féin of an “incredibly dirty trick” over a Facebook posting which he claims was written under his name but did not come from him. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Dublin South West byelection candidate Paul Murphy has accused Sinn Féin of being behind a “dirty tricks” campaign over a “fake” Facebook posting whic(...)

Joan Burton: said she had a list of 10 Sinn Féin members who had been appointed

Labour and Sinn Féin have become embroiled in a row over political patronage in appointments to State boards. Tánaiste Joan Burton claimed yesterday (...)

Leo Varadkar has been the best at using the public appointments system. Photograph: Collins

Last year the Department of Arts and Heritage placed public advertisements inviting responses from people who thought themselves suitable to be member(...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: to chair   mother-and-baby home commission of inquiry

MEPs will be lobbied tomorrow in Brussels by groups seeking support for a broader remit in terms of reference for the mother-and-baby home commission(...)

Sinn Féin’s Cathal King: to contest Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: South Dublin County Council

Women’s groups have expressed disappointment in Sinn Féin for not selecting a female candidate for the Dublin South West byelection.The National Women(...)