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(...)

Jean O’Sullivan at the marché d’Aligre in Paris.

Jean O’Sullivan, who has died aged 63, was a central figure in the Irish community in Paris for more than three decades, during which she also led a s(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Insulation specialist Kingspan is eyeing further acquisitions that could include deals in Latin America or the expansion of a recently launched divisi(...)

Subjects such as archaeology may also appeal to the more technically minded. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Just over a decade ago, arts was flying high, until the great recession tipped the scales towards science degrees which saw a massive rise in CAO poin(...)

Archbishop Thomas White was only the second Irish man in the history of the Catholic Church to have served as a Papal Nuncio in a country where he did not already hold a bishopric.

Archbishop Thomas White, who has died aged 85, had a long and distinguished career in the Vatican diplomatic corps and served in Africa, Asia, the Ame(...)

“You can’t separate art from politics,” says Gael García Bernal. “Art doesn’t happen in isolation. Every movie or piece of art takes a political stanc(...)

 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(...)

Francisco Ruvalcaba and his wife Agnieszka with their baby boy Franek at  home in Maynooth. “When I went to register him I was like ‘holy crap, I have an Irish son’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Francisco Ruvalcaba had just finished his degree in business information systems, was living at home with his parents and had begun working with a fri(...)

Colombian deputy foreign minister Patti Londoño welcomes Michael D Higgins to Bogota where he spoke about the peace process.

President Michael D Higgins has visited a camp where the Colombian rebel army known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) are demobilis(...)

President Michael D. Higgins  waves after being decorated with the Order of the Sun by Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

President Michael D Higgins ended his visit to Peru praising its ancient culture and expressing his gratitude for the honour bestowed on him by the Pe(...)