Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney  said  a new €241 million investment programme in the seafood industry will increase the sector’s annual value to €1 billion by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has said that a new €241 million investment programme in the State’s seafood industry will increase the sector’s(...)

Simon Coveney said the Irish beef industry is already very engaged on the ground in China Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says China is likely to be a bigger market for Irish beef exports than the US.He also expects beef producers h(...)

Minister Coveney is joined at the official launch of Irish beef on the US market by two-star Michelin chef, Paris-based Jean Paul Jeunet, and Dublin-born Cathal Armstrong

Irish beef exports to the US are unlikely to hit targets set by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney until the licence is extended to include mince(...)

An artist’s impression of the development, designed by Cork architects, Wilson Architecture

A new €50 million retail, office and food innovation centre creating some 450 jobs in the heart of Cork city has centre is being hailed as providing a(...)

 Cork’s inclusive choral group in rehearsal in the Rory Gallagher Theatre. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A community choir embracing gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight singers has this weekend launched a charity single to raise funds for the Yes campa(...)

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party colleague Cllr Chris O’Leary at the second attemp

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party (...)

Simon Coveney: People were “talking about young people leaving rural Ireland, but all of the evidence is the opposite for us in fact”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The reported demise of rural Ireland does not tally with the reality when it comes to farming, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said. Mr Cov(...)

IFA dairy chairman Sean O’Leary said Minister Simon Coveney (above) must urgently set out the detailed arrangements for dairy farmers and co-ops.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farmers are facing their biggest ever penalty for supplying too much milk as they ramp up production in preparation for the abolition of milk qu(...)

By hiring the experienced agribusiness executive Fergal Leamy from the gilded world of private equity, Coillte has landed itself a new chief executive(...)

A Coillte plantation near  Horse & Jockey in Tipperary. It has hired a former advisor to the Minister for Agriculture as its new chief executive.

Coillte, the State forestry and landowning company, has hired a former adviser to the Minister for Agriculture as its new chief executive. The (...)