The European Commission is widening the number of European goods with protected status, from food and drink – including the likes of parmesan cheese a(...)

Former French president Francois Mitterrand and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher: Ken Clarke suggested one reason Helmut Kohl and Mitterrand patronised Thatcher and failed to take her seriously was because she was a woman. Photograph: Graham Turner/Keystone/Getty

Almost six years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit remains a radioactive political issue where the two sides tend to talk past o(...)

Ade Oluokun from Co Meath has an online store, Flare by Airboney, for her outfits, including dresses designed to order.

The influence of African fashion, and the wider acceptance of African fabrics and designs in mainstream Western fashion is on the rise. The latest Wor(...)

How is the EU single market to be protected from goods crossing the Irish Border and coming into the EU via an open back door?

What would be the economic impact of the UK triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol? The potential risks can be put in two boxes. One (...)

The EU is optimistic that the tariffs would not return as long as US president Joe Biden is in office.  Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

The United States and the European Union have announced a deal to ease tariffs on aluminium and steel, in a positive sign for Irish industries hit by (...)

A family of vendors pose for a photo before sleeping next to their items to be sold at Nakasero Market in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 infection rates are rapidly increasing in Africa, with many countries reporting a previously unseen spread of the disease. “The speed and sc(...)

Climate change is a policy challenge unlike most others, because success will require a global effort. Photograph: Getty Images

Climate change is a policy challenge unlike most others, because success will require a global effort in a sphere which will bring significant upfront(...)

A statement issued this week stated that  the Irish dairy sector was committed to to making a positive contribution to the green agenda, but said that reducing dairy production in Ireland was not the answer. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The potential economic cost of climate warming is by now undeniable. The lack of sufficiently rapid action internationally to deal with this may in pa(...)

US president Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Monday. He has backed calls to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Following US president Joe Biden’s backing for calls to waive patents on Covid vaccines, the World Trade Organisation said on Monday it hoped to reach(...)

Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

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