Financier Dermot Desmond has a stake in the business, which focuses its activities on environmental services and plastics together with an investment portfolio. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Irish diversified investment group One51 has received a takeover approach that values the business at €1.80 a share. The opening price offered represe(...)

Airspeed: €1.5 million investment in facilities across the country to help deliver multi-gigabit connectivity.

AirSpeed Telecom is set to boost its broadband connectivity with a €1.5 million investment in its facilities across the country to help deliver multi(...)

Jim Woulfe chief chief executive of  Dairygold. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / Irish Times

Dairy market returns fell by 50 per cent last year on the back of oversupply and weaker demand linked to China’s stockpiling of milk powder and Russia(...)

Colm O’Leary at his family farm in Carrigrohane, Co Cork: “I have really loved this first year. Last year’s calves were the first calves I had total responsibility for and they are in great condition, so it is really satisfying.” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Colm O’Leary (24) is the modern face of dairy farming. He was among the first students to complete a UCD dairy business degree aimed at the future lea(...)

The State’s dairy industry faces a once-off opportunity following the end of the milk quota system, but volatility within the sector remains a concern. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto 2:10

The dairy industry is facing into a once-off opportunity, with the shackles imposed by the milk quota system, in place since 1984, being removed and m(...)

Ballymaloe’s new pickled  Irish beetroot

Rooting for Ballymaloe It’s hard to believe Ballymaloe Relish is 25 years-old, and now it has been joined on shop shelves by a sibling, Ballyma(...)

Announcement of  two investments was made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (above) and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton. Photograph:  Sean Curtin

Opening a new dairy processing technology centre is like adding a new software engine to the dairy sector, Pádraig McPhillips, chief executive of a(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says similar benefits to those in Cork would be seen in many other rural communities. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ending of the milk quota regime could provide 4,000 more jobs in Co Cork by 2020, new research has found. However, it warns that Cork County Counc(...)

“We have a relationship with land ownership which means the average field in Ireland is sold outside the family once every 400 years,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

A pilot project matching farmers who need land with farmers who are not using the land has been inundated with queries and has matched three times mor(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: Irish agriculture is facing an exciting time with the removal of the milk quota system but also one of great change.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government plans a re-orientation of farm taxation to ensure farmers are willing to embark on long-term investment in their farms and to address (...)