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Your crash course in... Whether a controversial EU-US free trade deal will soon be trumped
A similar plan for Pacific nations has already felt the wrath of the presidential pen.
The EU has shrugged off claims that free-trade talks with the US have 'de facto failed'
The controversial TTIP proposal has been three years in the making.
TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents
The issue of the documentation was raised by MEP Luke Ming Flanagan in May, after he was not allowed make notes at a reading room set up in Brussels.
The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?
What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.
Poll: Are you worried about TTIP?
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is back in the news.
Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP
Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan refuses to take down 'reading room farce' video
He put up a video earlier this week showing his difficulty accessing documents related to secret US/EU trade negotiations.
Greenpeace leaks secret TTIP files, attacks "transfer of power from people to big business"
Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said today that the leaked documents showed “exactly why the negotiations need to be out in the open”.
'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP
This is what the Jobs Minister had to say about a EU-US free-trade deal today.
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.
A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote
The vote on the deal was called off at the last minute after MEPs were put under tremendous pressure from their constituents.
We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business
Much of the focus about the trade deal has been on big business, but little attention has been paid to SMEs and how they would benefit from it.
Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists
Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.
Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes
Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.
Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?
Some of those ‘barriers’ could include labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards.
Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal...
It may not have a catchy name but we need to pay attention the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – it poses huge ramifications for Ireland.
A free trade deal between the EU and US is looking very shaky for this year
Some 150,000 responses were made to a survey about the pact – and most were against it.
Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US
One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.
Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard
We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.
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.
How is the government revamping the social welfare system?
That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.
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.
Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland
Enda Kenny was speaking to the media following meetings with G8 leaders in Lough Erne today.