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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is pictured  at a conference on Ireland’s agrifood strategy up to 2030 at the Aviva Stadium in  Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Ireland is applying the same determination to getting the right deal on the EU budget for 2021 to 2027 as it is on Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

 EU Commission president-designate Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

MEPs have blocked two of the nominees for the next European Commission over inconsistencies in their personal financial declarations. The decision by(...)

A major problem for Ireland’s beef sector is that EU demand for the product is weak relative to supply.

This week’s paper from the Central Bank on Irish agriculture showed that beef farmers, on average, make nothing from rearing beef cattle, while most o(...)

Independent Farmers Ireland members protest outside Meadow Meats (which is owned by Dawn Meats) in Rathdowney, Co Laois, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has appealed to protesters still demonstrating outside meat processing plants to “step back for the sake of the(...)

European Commission president German Ursula von der Leyen gestures as she gives a press conference to announce the names of the new European commissioners. Photograph: Kenzo tribouillard / AFP/Getty Images

The nomination of Ireland’s agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan to the trade portfolio, the commission’s president-elect said, would lay the basis for(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is desperate to bolster the green credentials of the Government. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It’s not often you get a chance to ride two horses in politics, especially ones as mutually exclusive as beef and climate change. The chance to oppos(...)

Cork is hoThe ultimate guide to college life in Ireland.

The ultimate guide to college life in Ireland: So you’re going to college. But where? “Dublin” might seem like one city, but there’s a big difference (...)

Protesters with a banner gather for a demonstration organised by climate change activists from Extinction Rebellion outside the Brazilian embassy in central London on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has said it supports the call from French president Emmanuel Macron to discuss the Amazon rainforest fires at the G7 meeting i(...)

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(...)

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