European Ombudsman Emily O Reilly: the process could have “a significant impact” on the lives of EU citizens.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened a public consultation process on the EU-US trade deal negotiations, arguing that the process could have “(...)

Keystone: frogs’ offspring play a key role in the food chain. Illustration: Michael Viney

‘What good are frogs?” It had all the spin of a googly. (This from cricket: a ball from a right-arm leg-spin bowler, out of the back of his hand; othe(...)

InterTradeIreland’s technology transfer programme, called Fusion, works through companies discussing a specific business need with InterTradeIreland, which then identifies potential university or college partners with the required expertise to address that need

Fusion is InterTradeIreland’s all-island technology transfer programme, aimed at helping businesses improve profitability by partnering them with a th(...)

Farming orgaisations welcomed Phil Hogan’s appointment as agriculture commissioner while Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív urged him to tackle the current beef crisis.

There was universal welcome from farm organisations and farming figures for Phil Hogan’s appointment as EU commissioner for agriculture and rural affa(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: IFA president Eddie Downey says Mr Coveney’s involvement essential to ensure genuine progress made between farmers and meat factories. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Farmers have urged Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to remain centrally involved in efforts to resolve the crisis in the beef sector.Speaking b(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met representatives of Meat Industry Ireland, the Ibec body representing meat processors, last night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Irish beef producers received €9 million less for cattle than their UK counterparts between June and August, according to research by the Irish Cream(...)

Sean O’Donnell from Co Mayo. The young farmer is chairman of a local farmer discussion group and is also involved with his local football club

Mayo may not have got to the All-Ireland football final this year, but the county claimed the top prize for young farmers last night. Seán O’Donnell (...)

 IFA president Eddie Downey: IFA president Eddie Downey said he had made it very clear to Simon  Coveney that farmers were angry and frustrated over the way their incomes had been cut.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Meat factories have been urged by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to show as much flexibility as possible to farmers when it comes to weight (...)

Shopping trollies can be seen chained together as part of a protest by farmers over beef prices  outside a Tesco store in Naas,  Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: IFA via Twitter

Steps are being taken to tackle a fall in cattle prices that has angered farmers, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said today. He was speaking a(...)

The recent Mercosur summit in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: EPA

After being stalled for years, trade talks between the EU and the South American bloc Mercosur are showing signs of life, with a deal that could have (...)