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 ABP’s meat processing plant in Cahir.

The lifting of a ban on Irish beef exports to China offers a hedge against the possible negative effects of Brexit, said Mark Goodman, managing direct(...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith: walks away with €1.9 million and legal costs. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the court of public opinion, the former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Pat Smith, will go down as one of the most contr(...)

European commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan: strongly resisting higher figure being negotiated between EU and Mercosur. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A long-awaited major trade deal between the EU and the Latin American countries of Mercosur may this week take a key step towards realisation with min(...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) at a meeting earlier this year wit h European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world’s largest open economic area, signalling their rejection(...)

The EU beef market is being sacrificed for the sake of the Mercosur trade deal, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed. As EU negotiators b(...)

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(...)

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(...)

IFA chairman Angus Woods and  IFA president Joe Healy during a protest outside the EU Commission in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) report on the “weak flesh” meat scandal in Brazil has confirmed the European Commission was “misled”, accordin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “If you want those companies to generate in Europe it not through heavy taxes and more regulation”. File photograph Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned fellow EU leaders that taxing digital companies too heavily would inhibit their development or drive them away. Mr(...)

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor: Luisa Ortega in front of the public prosecutor’s office in Caracas. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Political turmoil gripping Venezuela deepened on Saturday as attorney general Luisa Ortega, previously a loyalist but now a fierce critic of President(...)

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