First Citizen Finance has won approval from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to agri-business SMEs. Photo: Bloomberg

First Citizen Finance has won approval from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to offer low-cost financing to agri-busin(...)

As Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil continue to wrangle over the future of Irish Water, the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) has come do(...)

China banned EU beef imports over mad cow disease, or BSE, 16 years ago, but last year it was announced that the ban was being lifted for Irish beef.

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this (...)

“Abtran is a reputable, law- abiding and entirely legitimate operation. It is not using the BVI to evade tax; it pays its taxes in Ireland. It is quite upfront about the reasons why it is now owned by a BVI company: secrecy.”

Whenever a new government emerges, it should adopt a simple principle: no public money should go to companies registered in tax havens. The Panama Pap(...)

A Moon for the Misbegotten Lyric Theatre, Belfast *** Eugene O’Neill’s desolate swansong is a play of two halves and, in Ben Barnes’s stringently (...)

Milk supply: The European Commission  stressed that the measure did not signal a return to EU milk quotas which were abolished last year. Photograph: Getty

and EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has sanctioned a temporary reintroduction of cuts to milk production in the EU in response to falling price(...)

A dairy farmer sprays milk outside the MR political party during a demonstration in Brussels, Belgium . Photograph: Yves Herman /Reuters

European authorities have agreed to introduce voluntary milk supply controls in a bid to halt the decline in prices. The move, coming less than a ye(...)

Global milk prices have fallen by nearly 40 per cent since 2014 on the back of a glut in production, a fall-off in Chinese demand and the Russian trade ban.

A new €100 million loan fund offering dairy farmers more flexible repayment structures to help them cope with price volatility has been established. (...)

Longboat Quay apartment complex in the Dublin docklands. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A resolution of the long-running saga of fire-safety defects at the Longboat Quay apartment complex appears to be in sight, following the abolition of(...)

Michael Collins TD (Independent): “There are a lot of like-minded Independents elected from rural constituencies that have suffered as a result of the outgoing government turning its back on rural Ireland.” File photograph: Facebook

A group of Independent TDs elected for constituencies in rural Ireland are to explore setting up an informal group that would press for more investmen(...)