The cheap milk companies can’t wait for the end of the EU quota in 2015, but the expensive milk companies are not going down without a fight. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great mysteries of suburban life and, for all I know, rural life, is the price of milk. How is it that you can walk into a convenience stor(...)

Aurivo’s prices are audited annually by KPMG and published as part of an industry-wide review. Green Pastures and Natural Dairies do not take part in this.

One of two dairy processors involved in a High Court action over milk supplies has hit back at claims it is using the milk quota system to force a com(...)

Until April 2015, the market in the Republic is tied to the quota system, which gives purchasers of raw milk, namely the diary co-ops, control over production in each region, which in effect means that they set prices paid to suppliers.  Photographer: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk prices are currently breaking records. This week, the Republic’s biggest processor, Glanbia, announced that it will pay farmers 39 cent a litre, (...)

Any spare capacity that is not used reverts to the co-op, which can make it available to other producers, through the “flexi-milk” system

Two milk processors in the northwest are engaged in a bitter battle over the supply of milk in the region, with the disagreement heading for the High (...)

Donegal Creameries has been granted permission to change its name to Donegal Investment Group plc. Photograph: Gettty Images.

The Registrar of Companies has granted Donegal Creameries permission to change its name to Donegal Investment Group plc.The decision follows the passi(...)

Donegal Creameries chairman Geoffrey Vance described 2012 as a “transformational” year after the group returned to profit.

Donegal Creameries has said the group’s performance is broadly on plan for the first five months of 2013 but said it remains cautious about its full-y(...)

MONDAYResults: Omega Diagnostics; Lacroix; Mercury SystemsMeetings: National 50+ Workshop (Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath)Indicators: Irish O(...)

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda  has left a  lending programme unchanged. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Stocks, bonds and commodities fell around the world as Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda left a lending programme unchanged, stoking concern cent(...)

MARK HILLIARD Donegal Creameries has announced a return to profitability in its first full year since the disposal of its liquid milk an(...)