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(...)

Government supporters participate in a rally in favour of president Nicolás Maduro’s National Constituent Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Nathalie Sayago/EPA

South American trade bloc Mercosur is set to suspend Venezuela on Saturday over its violation of democracy after president Nicolás Maduro ignored its (...)

 Protesters light bonfires in Asuncion, Paraguay on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay’s Congress on Friday after the senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow presi(...)

Tony Ward, chairperson of the Save Roscommon campaign, in front of a sign welcoming drivers to Co Roscommon after driving over the bridge on the N4, a crossing point from Westmeath to Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Co Roscommon is to remain intact following a controversial boundary review which looked at whether over 30 sq km of the south county should be subsume(...)

A view from the Roscommon side of the river Shannon, close to Athlone town centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Government Minister has said a “land grab” that could see a 30sq km section of Co Roscommon subsumed into Co Westmeath will not be going ahead under(...)

Military personnel outside the departure area of Galeao International Airport ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State and preparing acts of terrorism during next month’(...)

The owner of high street fashion chain Zara posted better-than-expected profits after growing sales across all its markets worldwide.

The owner of high street fashion chain Zara posted better-than-expected profits after growing sales across all its markets worldwide. Inditex — the (...)

Argentina’s former president and army chief Reynaldo Bignone sits in an Argentine courthouse during his trial in Buenos Aires. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Argentina’s last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condo(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff at the opening ceremony of the National Conference on Human Rights. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Brazil’s lower house of congress voted to impeach her, the administration of president Dilma Rousseff is limping towards its da(...)