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People take part in an anti-Brexit rally at the Irish border near Carrickcarnan, Co Louth in January. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A third of the State port veterinary inspectors to be recruited for Brexit have still to be hired with just days until the UK is due to leave the EU. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: are Oliver Callan’s barbs getting to him?  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

A clumsy attempt at comedy by Leo Varadkar on Thursday night had guests at a special dinner in Dublin wondering if comedian Oliver Callan’s well-aimed(...)

Bernie Gray, Coillte’s new chairwoman. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former EirGrid chairwoman Bernie Gray has been appointed to the same position at the State-owned forestry business Coillte. Following a “competitive(...)

The Seanad has heard that  some calves were sold for less than 50 cent at a mart in Bandon on Monday. Photograph: iStock

The beef crisis has reached such an extreme that dairy calves have been selling for less than 50 cent each, the Seanad has been told. Fine Gael Senat(...)

The Tánaiste said that trying to put Ireland under pressure in terms of beef ‘is not a tactic or official position being adopted by the British government’.

UK cabinet office minister David Lidington rang the Tánaiste last week to reassure him that reports of UK threats to import Brazilian beef on a tariff(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will begin making major decisions to prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit – such as saving vulnerable industries and companies from(...)

Meat Industry Ireland says  tariffs on Irish beef imports into the UK would be around €750m on current trade levels, effectively pricing Irish beef out of the UK market.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Confirmation that the UK will apply tariffs on food imports in a no-deal Brexit “demonstrates the gravity of the situation for the Irish farming secto(...)

Revenue has decided to slap VAT from March 1st at the highest rate of 23 per cent on probiotics. And on all health supplements, everything from fish oil to vitamins.

Last October, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed launched a €3.4 million joint research initiative. Nicknamed “Microbe Mom”, it is a collaboration(...)

Coillte had been seeking a partner to work with it on building wind farms on land the forestry company owns

State companies Coillte and the ESB are in talks that might spark a €1 billion investment in wind farms, which could generate enough electricity to po(...)

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: A tripartite agreement, which   currently exists under EU law,  allows for the free movement of and trade in horses between Ireland, Britain and France. Photograph:   Getty Images

The Aintree Grand National festival could be the first casualty of a no-deal Brexit on March 29th because free movement of horses would no longer be a(...)

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