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Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristinao: ‘There isn’t an agreement where only one side wins.’ Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

For Brazilian beef farmer Jonatan Pereira Barbosa the draft trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc in South America is(...)

The Mercosur deal includes provision for the import into the EU of 99,000 tonnes of beef from Argentina. Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as poultry and pig meat. File photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Concerns about the EU agreement with Mercosur will “pale into insignificance” if there is a no-deal Brexit, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil as farmers(...)

Jarlath Farrell from Tuam, Co Galway at the farmers’ protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over a thousand farmers gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday in protest against rural Ireland austerity and the Mercosur trade deal, which is seen (...)

Besides agriculture, Phil Hogan has been an influential figure within the commission in articulating Ireland’s case on Brexit. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Guenther Oettinger has an impossible task as budget commissioner, it is being said, as he tries to frame a new European Union between 2021 and 2027 in(...)

The Mercosur deal agrees to the importation to the EU of 90,000 tonnes of beef, 180 tonnes of poultry meat and 25,000 tonnes of pig meat a year.

Ireland has the opportunity to ensure legally watertight conditions are included in the EU trade agreement with the Mercosur countries that they will (...)

Beef farmer Helen O'Sullivan on her farm in Bantry, Co Cork.

Beef farmer Helen O’Sullivan is no stranger to early starts, but at 5am on Wednesday she will be heading with fellow west Cork farmers, not for the fi(...)

Cattle on the outskirts of Kilkenny. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Last Saturday, just as word was coming through of a deal to allow large amounts of South American beef into the EU, RTÉ was showing its Reeling in the(...)

 European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan says the Mercosur countries have committed to implement the Paris global warning agreement. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European Union agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has rejected criticism of the EU/Latin American Mercusor trade deal, saying critics are exploiting (...)

The multi-sector deal includes provision for the import into the EU of 99,000 tonnes of beef from Argentina. Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as poultry and pig meat. File photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

The Government has rejected opposition claims that it is sending “incredibly mixed signals” in its response to the EU Mercosur trade agreement over it(...)

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