Simon Kirby

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The spectacular display of produce at the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Jonathan Hession

How totally terrific are your tomatoes this year? The reason I ask is that the utterly splendiferous annual event that is the Totally Terrific Tomato(...)

TJ Maher in his garden Patthana in Co Wicklow, planting summer containers. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What’s the secret to creating a brilliantly colourful, pollinator-friendly display of summer pots that will still look as good in late September as it(...)

The Liberal Democrats’ gains in London and Scotland were tempered by notable losses, including former leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A failed gamble, a hung parliament, a lost Conservative majority, a surge in Labour support, a boost of confidence for a divisive leader, Ulster union(...)

Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison: he said the federal government will look to improve the close relationship between Australia and the UK. Photograph:  Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia will open talks in London this week with the United Kingdom over new trade and investment deals ahead of Britain’s withdrawal from the Europ(...)

Simon Kirby: he warned the  depreciation of sterling would eventually translate into an erosion of consumer purchasing power

Britain will have to renegotiate at least 56 trade deals after it withdraws from the EU regardless of what deal it secures with Brussels, a senior UK(...)

NIESR predicted a decline of 35-44 per cent in Britain’s trade in goods with the EU   if Britain secures a free-trade agreement with the European Economic Area.

Britain’s trade in services with the European Union is likely to fall by 60 per cent if the United Kingdom leaves the European single market, accordi(...)