TDs representing regions where beef farming is strong fear a backlash from constituents. File photograph: Getty

The Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) is the European Union’s oldest and largest programme, worth €387 billion, and it will continue to account for one(...)

The flotilla was organised by the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation and is aimed at highlighting the difficulties facing the Irish fishing industry since the Brexit deal. File photograph: iStock

A flotilla of up to 50 trawlers formed at Cork Harbour on Wednesday morning calling for a fair fishing quota for Irish fishermen. A ra(...)

Photograph: iStock

The seafood sector remained resilient throughout 2020, despite the ongoing difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new economic assessment (...)

 It is understood that an analysis by the European Commission has concluded that during the period 2012-2016, Ireland overfished its quota of mackerel by 28,700 tonnes; its horse mackerel quota by 8,100 tonnes and blue whiting by 5,600 tonnes. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will have tens of thousands of tonnes of fish deducted from its quotas in the coming years and faces losing up to €40 million in European fund(...)

A graphical representation of Ireland’s new 52.8-metre research vessel to be named RV Tom Crean in honour of the Irish explorer

Ireland’s new marine research vessel, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2022, is to be named the RV Tom Crean in honour of the famous Anta(...)

Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue said the quota loss for other member states was “considerably less” than that faced by Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson

EU member states have not “adequately respected” the principle of burdensharing in the loss of fish quotas post-Brexit and Ireland has been disproport(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has tested positive for Covid-19. File photograph: Julien Behal Photography.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has tested positive for Covid-19. Ms McEntee said on Wednesday morning that she was recently tested and received (...)

A cargo ship in Dublin Port. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet will meet earlier than scheduled, convening on Monday to discuss the Brexit deal struck on Christmas Eve. It comes as senior political an(...)

Some of the dead mammals were found in a Natura-protected area close to the mouth of Waterford estuary. File photograph: Google Street View

A total of three common dolphins and four seals have been found dead in Waterford Harbour over the past week, according to the environmental group Coa(...)

Errigal Bay is Ireland’s largest processor of wild Atlantic shellfish and has been supplying Lidl for 13 years. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/The Irish Times

Donegal-based Errigal Bay, Ireland’s largest processor of wild Atlantic shellfish, has secured a €4 million deal with Lidl to supply stores in seven E(...)