Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: he said Irish dairy farming was the most efficient in Europe in terms of carbon efficiency and beef was placed number five.  Photograph: Gary O’Neill

The Government will not be given an easy ride over greenhouse emissions in agriculture, even if it is successful in pleading a special case for the(...)

Former Rabobank employee Anthony Allen was convicted alongside Anthony Conti. Photograph: Reuters

A New York jury convicted two ex-Rabobank traders of rigging a key financial benchmark in the first such trial since the US government pledged in Sept(...)

A judge told former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli he had suffered a ‘spectacular fall from grace’. Photograph: Reuters

On an unseasonably sunny autumn day in the City of London, a group of about a dozen traders at a commodities brokerage firm were perched around a conf(...)

 Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan: report reveals significant communication breakdown involving O’Sullivan, as well as other key Garda personnel.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Important information circulating within An Garda Síochána about the extent of the covert system used by the Garda to illegally record calls to statio(...)

David Dilger: one of six  former Bank of Ireland officials who were asked to provide written statements to the banking inquiry. Photograph:  Gary O’Neill

Less onerous solutions than the bank guarantee should have been considered by the government on the night of September 29th, 2008, a former Bank of I(...)

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Image of the week: Dial-a-latte Is there anything to be said for another coffee? This is Jake Hollier on his first day of trading at Jake’s Coffee Box(...)

Former trader Tom Hayes leaves Southwark Crown Court in London. He insisted his bosses knew about what he was doing. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Tom Hayes, the first person to face trial in the global investigation into the fixing of Libor, has admitted he asked colleagues at UBS as well as t(...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

The organic farming scheme has seen a major surge in applications with the vast majority of applicants converting to organic farming for the first tim(...)

Former trader Tom Hayes arriving at Southwark Crown Court with his wife, Sarah. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The integrity of the Libor rate is fundamental to the financial system, a British court has heard. Saul Haydon Rowe, an expert in banking and t(...)