The Marine Institute has recommended that offshore salmon farms should be capped at production of 7,000 tonnes. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) plans for a 15,000-tonne offshore organic fish farm in Galway Bay are in doubt, following new size guidelines published by t(...)

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and his wife, Madam Cheng, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm Gortbrack, Co Mayo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed two new memoranda of understanding during a visit by a high-level Chinese delegation i(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney said  the Government had agreed to increase its support for the Cork event centre from €10 million to €12 million. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

BARRY ROCHE Cork City Council is to increase financial support for a €50 millon event centre to be built on the former brewery site by Heineken Irelan(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney: new measures.

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has angered inshore fishermen on the west coast with new measures to protect lobster stocks that he has signed (...)

Simon Coveney:  ‘It’s purely my view that retailers should not be selling food for half nothing in an effort to drum up business.’ Photograph: Oliviet Hoslet/EPA

The new Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has warned the Department of Agriculture against asking supermarkets not to engage in Christma(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said he  faced his “most serious” council ever.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has successfully resisted radical cuts in key whitefish quotas, following a deal brokered by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney at the EU A(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney said the cuts in the white fish quotas were ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Environmental groups have criticised Minister for Marine Simon Coveney for his opposition to many cuts proposed by the European Commission as part of (...)

“A fully-fledged UN mission, with Irish troops participating, could have an effective role rather than the current scattergun approach.” Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A call has been made for the Government to reassess the effectiveness of the Defence Forces in overseas missions amid claims of a “scattergun” poli(...)

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney who is developing the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy for the marine sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government’s prioritisation of the “blue economy” in the budget has been welcomed by those working on marine research and ocean energy projects.Mi(...)

Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the National Dairy Council, and Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, celebrating the council’s 50th anniversary yesterday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Farmers must get a fair share of the retail price for their beef but they cannot expect the Minister for Agriculture to influence retailers in Paris (...)