The Irish coverage of the leaked Luxleaks documents included details of tax agreements Glanbia negotiated with Luxembourg on behalf of subsidiaries in the duchy. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In the wake of the Luxleaks controversy last year, then chair of the Revenue Commissioners Josephine Feehily said that a company’s tax policies contai(...)

From April 1st, farmers will be free to produce as much milk as they wish and it is expected that milk supply will increase by 50 per cent by 2020. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most dairy farmers are inwardly celebrating the fact that milk quotas will be abolished at the end of the month but a group of Tipperary farmers are(...)

Dutch dairy farmer Nils den Besten at his farm in Brandwijk

Ireland is not alone in eyeing the end of the EU quota regime as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand milk production.Nestled between Germany an(...)

 Glanbia’s new nutritional ingredients plant at Belview,  Co Kilkenny. Photograph:  Eamonn Farrell/Photocall

Jim Bergin likes to tell people he works with 4,800 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He is chief executive of Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, (...)

Mark Garrett, a former adviser to former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

Glanbia Plc has appointed Mark Garrett, former chief of staff in the Tánaiste’s office, as its director of communications and public affairs. Mr Garre(...)

Milk is one of the ever-present staples in the Irish home and the average family will spend more than €600 on the stuff between now and the end of the(...)

Dairy farmer Michael Doran from Duncormick, Co Wexford. Doran used to be a well-known figure in the beef sector. Photograph: Patrick Browne

There was some surprise when it emerged that suckler farmer Michael Doran was taking up dairying. The farmer from Duncormick, Co Wexford, was a well-k(...)

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(...)

Ralph Haslam on Mossfield Farm, his organic dairy farm just outside Birr, Co Offaly

Ralph Haslam makes the universal sign for crazy by tapping the side of his head with his finger when asked what his neighbours make of his farming (...)

Glad to see the end of quotas: Mike Magan, a Co Longford dairy farmer, says the system brought the worst of both worlds, as milk prices fell rather than rose. Photograph: James Flynn/APX 2:10

When Mike Magan began farming, in 1971, there was a feeling that anything was possible. Ireland joined the EEC in 1973, “and the following years we(...)