Ireland’s beef sector would be particularly vulnerable to a massive influx of beef, not least with Brexit looming.

A European Commission trade deal offer to Latin American countries which has provoked strong protests from European farmers, on Friday faced sharp cri(...)

In Ireland, we dodge ladders, black cats and magpies, but other cultures have their own seemingly senseless superstitions. Photograph: Getty Images

Consider yourself superstitious? Do you dodge ladders, black cats and magpies? If so, here are 13 more superstitions for you to take note of as you tr(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan   recently said he is “digging his heels in” to ensure the trade agreement does not allow for the import of lower quality beef into the EU. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

European Commission sources on Monday expressed confidence that it will be possible to conclude two major trade deals, with Mexico and the south Ameri(...)

 Artist Jim Fitzpatrick with a promotional image of a stamp featuring his world famous image of Che Guevara.

A prominent Cuban-American radio host is calling on An Post to explain why it decided to put Che Guevara on a stamp. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a promi(...)

The €1 stamp features a famous image of Guevara, a leading figure in the Cuban revolution, by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

A Fine Gael Senator has said a decision by An Post to commission a new stamp commemorating revolutionary Che Guevara is “totally objectionable”. Nea(...)

The US department of transport has granted Norwegian UK an air carrier permit to allow it to operate flights between Europe, the UK and the US. File  photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Norwegian UK receives US air carrier certificate The march of Norwegian continues. The airline has been granted permission to operate transatlantic s(...)

Amnesty executive director Colm O’Gorman urged Ministers to press for a fairer and more effective solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to narrowly miss out on its pledge to relocate 600 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy within two years under a scheme agreed with Eur(...)

Herman and Candelaria Zapp, with their children, Pampa, Tehue, Paloma,  and Wallaby. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In January 2000, Herman and Candelaria Zapp stepped inside a vintage car, turned on the engine, and began what they believed would be a six-month trip(...)

Charles Tannock MEP: “I deeply regret the Brexit outcome. It was done on a slim majority on a broad franchise. And there were a pack of lies and false promises made.” Photograph: Wikipedia

With a grandmother born in Dublin in 1895, Charles Tannock is one of the thousands of people who has used his relatives to secure an Irish passport i(...)

 Pope Francis took aim at priests who were ‘rigid and afraid to communicate’. Photograph: /Tony Gentile/Reuters

Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst for six months when he was 42 and the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina dur(...)