Taoiseach Enda Kenny (C) waves at  the end of the European People’s Party Statuary Congress in Madrid on October 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Outgoing Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny that the Army was close to being deployed to protect the banks and ATM mach(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has been elected as vice president of the European People’s Party. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has been elected as vice president of the European People’s Party (EPP), one of 10 centre-right politicians (...)

Minister of State at the departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for European Affairs and Data Protection,  Dara Murphy, nominated for vice-presidency of European People’s Party

Tensions have surfaced within Fine Gael over the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to nominate Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy as vice-presid(...)

Irish MEP Mairéad McGuinness, who sits on the European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee. “To allow one member state to ban the use of animal feed containing GM ingredients in their territory would disadvantage farmers and seriously disrupt the livestock sector,” she said. Photograph: Alan Betson

MEPs have rejected proposals that would allow EU member states to control or restrict the use of genetically-modified food or feed in their territory,(...)

Eva Nolan (7) from Wexford with  EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan  at a farm safety demo at the Macra stand at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Pat Moore.

EU agricultural commissioner Phil Hogan has said “significant traction” is being gained to ensure supermarket chains do not exploit farmers by paying (...)

At the launch of Network Ireland’s national conference which takes place on Friday September 25th in Westport (left to right) were: Joanne Grehan, Head of Mayo Enterprise, Mayo County Council, Anne O’Leary, chief executive Vodafone Ireland, Olwen Dawe, president of Network Ireland and Ken Burke, head of business banking with AIB. Photograph: Conor Healy.

The position of women in business, politics, science and government will be among the topics for discussion at a national conference at the end of the(...)

 John Barrett from Togher, Co Cork,  winner of the Irish Champion Cow Final, at the Virginia Show in Co Cavan. Photograph: Eric Luke

Milk prices might be on the floor, but that did not deter 15,000 farming folk from heading to one of the highlights in their calendar, the Virginia Ag(...)

 Mairéad McGuinness MEP, who led the campaign for Irish customers of Equitable Life to be included in the UK government compensation scheme.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish Equitable Life policyholders who have been waiting 15 years for compensation may face a tax bill on the payout agreed by the UK government.Reven(...)

MEP Maireád McGuinness: Described the steady fall in farmers’ share of the consumer price as “dramatic”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alison Healy, Food and Farming CorrespondentThe share of the supermarket price that European farmers receive for food has fallen from 31 per cent to 2(...)

Phil Hogan: said  suppliers are still not getting a fair price from supermarkets for their produce

New legislation to eliminate unfair treatment of suppliers by supermarkets has been promised by EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan by the end of (...)