A think-tank founder has said talks on article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the provision that allows for a member state to leave the bloc – would lead to a referendum here. Image: iStock

Could Irish voters block a future deal to withdraw Britain from the EU by rejecting it in a referendum? With the clock counting down to the formal com(...)

Ireland’s farmers face significant changes to how they farm and use land with a reduced beef herd and more emphasis on forestry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A “growing contradiction” between the State’s climate and agricultural policy objectives has been highlighted in a major report on climate change and (...)

The proposed ‘smart’ agricultural policy allows an increase in agricultural production while at the same time fulfilling our Green House Gas emissions targets. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

It seems too good to be true. A ‘smart’ agricultural policy that allows an increase in agricultural production while at the same time fulfilling our G(...)

John McGrane, director general of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce at the International and European Affairs (IIEA). Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has rubbished suggestions that Ireland could benefit significantly from Brexit as foreign investors bypass the U(...)

  Blair Horan, former CPSU general secretary, CPSU. Photograph Nick Bradshaw.

The re-introduction of passport controls and customs procedures between Ireland and the UK on the back of Brexit is now almost inevitable, the former(...)

Bord Bia’s report said Ireland’s dairy herd already enjoyed the joint-lowest footprint in the EU

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish agriculture could be reduced by 6 per cent if under-performing beef and dairy farms were brought back in line wit(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney announced the commencement of payments worth €620 million to over 100,000 Irish farmers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland’s approach to reducing agricultural emissions has won praise from one of the most influential voices in the climate change debate. Juergen V(...)

US president Barack Obama invoked his presidential veto to block the Keystone XL project on environmental grounds. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The State’s main sovereign wealth fund holds more than €70 million worth of investments in some of the most polluting industries on the planet. An a(...)

John McHale (left), chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, and Graham Stull, EU Commission, at the Budget Perspectives conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s budgetary watchdog has again warned the Government its plans for spending increases and tax cuts in the budget run counter to the “lette(...)

One possible implication of a British EU exit could be the isolationism of nationalism in the North, the director general of the International and (...)

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