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# Trade

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How much did trade missions cost Ireland in 2013?
This much.
Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year
Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.
Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here
Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.
Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn
Officials from the US agriculture department will first need to conclude audits on Irish farms.
How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?
Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.
Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world
*Yes, we know.
Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef
The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.
Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs
The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key?
Irish products could have a big trading future with Asia, but we have to get it right.
Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.
Why is the Mexican flag flying over the Mansion House?*
*No, we haven’t been invaded.
Column: Let's stop dragging our feet – we need to regulate cash-for-gold
The lack of regulation means priceless treasures can be accidentally destroyed, criminals operate virtually unimpeded, and vulnerable communities are preyed upon.
Here's how much we're making from overseas trade
Trade gains bump driven by food, essential oils and organic chemical sectors.
The government liked* Mexico so much they're sending someone there again
*And by liked, we mean liked the potential of increased trade with the country.
Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost
EU deal could be worth €26 billion overall.
Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron
Enda Kenny told business leaders in London that he discussed the possibility of a joint trade mission with David Cameron at last night’s State banquet.
Boeing is allowed to sell spare aircraft parts to Iran - but not new planes
This is the first time the US has issued a license of this kind since the 1979 embargo.
Chinese middle classes hungry for Irish goods
Exporter body predicts growth in Ireland-Asia trade for next 15 years.
Freight traffic stacks up for Irish Ferries
Economic upturn to thank for increase in volume
Column: The fight for the future of Ukraine is not over – not by a long shot
The deal struck between the government and opposition in Ukraine is a win for the EU … but Russia is not out of the fight, David Moloney.
Column: What was once called 'the white gold' is no longer a source of hope
In the past three years, sales of Fairtrade cotton in Europe has fallen – leaving those who produce it without the support needed to build a better future, writes Dunstan Burke.
Where's Richard Bruton this week? Singapore apparently
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is on the first ever joint trade mission of ministers from the Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK.
1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year
The figure is included in the Department of Foreign Affair’s first report on its economic and promotional activities.
Column: Ireland is reviewing its foreign policy – but it's asking the wrong questions
Taking the example of Ireland’s evolving relationship with Africa, it becomes clear that the DFA’s review of external relations might not be on the right track, writes Andy Storey.
British exit from EU wouldn't give Taoiseach a headache
The Taoiseach also dismissed suggestions that he would take up a role in the EU instead of leading Fine Gael into the 2016 general election.
Damien Kiberd: So what if Kenny and Bruton didn't lecture Middle East on human rights?
Were they not correct to put the business interests of Ireland first? And what about those other human rights abusers Ireland conveniently chooses to ignore?
Taoiseach and Jobs Minister kick off Gulf trade mission in Saudi Arabia
Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton will remain in the Gulf region until Thursday.
Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan
The emergency aid includes jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
Business booming for Aldi and Lidl as discounters show growth at expense of Tesco
The German discount chains have been gaining ground in the last 12 months, as shoppers continue to keep a close watch on their grocery spend.
Man attempts to trade a live alligator for some beer
Turns out people will not accept a reptile in exchange for alcohol.
Bitcoin falls in value after China bans new deposits
The price of one Bitcoin has fallen from €873 at the beginning of the month to €323 today.
WTO agrees 'historic' global trade deal worth $1 trillion
The agreement includes commitments to facilitate trade by simplifying procedures for doing business across borders.
Column: Betting your business on the domestic Irish market is foolish, lazy and unnecessary
Being ‘the best in Ireland’ is too limited a goal for Irish businesses today; businesses should emulate Germany’s ‘Mittelstand’ approach to drive export growth, writes Patrick Burke.
ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live
The Services Directive prohibits discriminatory conditions based on the nationality or residence of service recipients.
Bruton to lead 42 Irish companies and colleges on Indian trade mission
Bruton says the trip will help deliver jobs.
Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations
The chapter published today constrains proposals for major changes to intellectual property rights laws in the states involved.
Bloodstocks in the Middle East and life-sciences on the East Coast: Ministers on tour
Ministers Bruton and Coveney have set off on separate trade missions this week.
Mixed reaction in Ireland to EU-Canada deal
The Jobs Minister says it is good news for exports, but farmers warn that a free-trade agreement between the EU and Canada might not necessarily be good news.
Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules
Germany is the EU’s largest economy yet it has no national minimum wage; and its policy of maintaining low wages and subsidising exports into EU member States is destabilising to the EU economy, writes Tiernan Brady.
Ireland sees drop in exports during July
However, figures show the trade surplus has increased to €3.2 billion in the year with the agri-sector performing strongly.