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This trade agreement will have a huge impact on prices, at a time when beef farmers here are already to the pin of their collars. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What is the Mercosur deal? It is a trade agreement that will see, among other things, 99,000 tonnes of South American beef allowed into the European (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was “evident” the deal would be bad for the beef sector. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland may vote against a landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries after a strong backlash from Irish farmers. La(...)

While the accord makes the EU the first major economy to strike a comprehensive trade deal with Mercosur, it drew furious reaction from farmers  concerned about the potential for a surge in beef imports. File photograph: Getty

A landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries can be “tweaked”, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said,(...)

A 75cl bottle of white wine costing €5.99 will increase by €1.11. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government is set to fast-track new laws to clamp down on cheap alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets, with the Cabinet expected to appro(...)

IFA president Joe Healy leads IFA national officers and members in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin on Friday, depicting the Mercosur trade deal as  a ‘sell out’. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries including major beef producers has been sharply criticised for “selling (...)

Diaz  and Santo in Little Havana, Miami: fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took power and are now American citizens who support Donald Trump. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Democrats may have taken over the city of Miami this week for the first debate of the 2020 US election season, but Republicans have not lost sight of (...)

Demonstrators press  for the release of migrant children  in front of a detention centre in Homestead, Florida, on Wednesday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty

Under the baking Florida sun, a small crowd has gathered patiently, hoping to catch a glimpse of the children behind the fence. “This is our 136th da(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator, who has run on a policy-heavy platform, has been edging upwards in the polls. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

Democratic hopefuls vying to become the party’s nominee to take on Donald Trump in next year’s US presidential election are gathering in Miami for the(...)

Crack/craic: William Shakespeare would have put a K in it. Image: Painting known as the ‘Chandos portrait’/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Shakespeare was a man who enjoyed the crack. Or even the “craic”, as 97 per cent of Twitter users now spell it, according to a poll being carried out,(...)

Peugeot, which recently announced record 2018 financial results, is celebrating at the Geneva motor show by giving debuts to its new 208 supermini and(...)

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