Bus Éireann chief executive Martin Nolan said if the Government wanted smaller towns and villages on commercial routes to be serviced, it would have to pay a subsidy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Planned cuts to some of Bus Éireann’s rural routes have been condemned by farm groups and organisations of rural and older people. The national bus se(...)

Visualise the face of a farmer each time you buy a banana, says grower Stephen Best, from the West Indies: “This is a person who takes pride in his or her work, to generate the necessary income to sustain their livelihood and that of their families.”

Fairtrade Ireland has asked all retailers to reveal the percentage of Fairtrade bananas they stock, in light of a report which shows that Irish people(...)

Winners for Best Production Design for The Grand Budapest Hotel Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) at the 87th Oscars. Photograph: AFP.

Annie Atkins has said she slept through the news of her team’s prestigious award. The Dublin-based graphic designer was part of the team that won an (...)

No, it’s not just you. While some chocolate bars have shrunk in size, bakeries are churning out bigger and bigger muffins, Danish pastries, doughnuts (...)

Seán Sherlock: he said Ireland was a committed supporter of using agricultural development to lift people out of hunger and poverty

Teagasc and Irish Aid have signed an agreement to use agricultural research and training to help developing countries.The agricultural research body a(...)

The IFA and Crimestoppers have launched a campaign to help prevent livestock theft. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

David Hall’s young daughter still asks when the cattle are coming back.Cattle rustlers stole 17 animals from his field in Newbliss, Co Monaghan last J(...)

A Tesco fajita meal kit has been recalled because of the presence of almonds in the seasoning mix. File image: Getty.

A Tesco fajita meal kit has been recalled because of the presence of nuts in the seasoning mix. Tesco Ireland said almond protein was detected in the (...)

Ardnakinna lighthouse on Bere Island, Co Cork: a report published more than a year ago on boosting island and coastal communities has been “gathering dust”. Photograph: Commissioners of Irish Lights

A report published more than a year ago on boosting island and coastal communities has been “gathering dust”, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agr(...)

Mairéad McGuinness: “Clear and accurate information is all that consumers want.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) has accused the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) of unfairly targeting its members with its latest pr(...)

Women increase their portion sizes when they eat with men because they don’t want to appear to be mean with food or give the impression that they cons(...)