Galway candidate Joe Healy: playing the outsider’s card at hustings.

Having endured some of its worst times in its history over the last six months, the Irish Farmers’ Association will today hope to begin to close an un(...)

  IFA National Livestock chairman Henry Burns: two recent polls give Joe Healy  a narrow lead  for IFA president over Mr Burns, the hierarchy’s preferred candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members cancelled their subs in the wake of last year’s pay debacle – nowhere near the rever(...)

Study cites recent investment announcements by Oracle, LinkedIn, Workday and Apple as evidence of deepening economic ties.

US investment in Ireland surged to a record $58.1 billion in 2014, accounting for more than 20 per cent of total US investment flows to Europe. The(...)

Limerick TD Dan Neville:  Described by Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch as “one of the pioneers” in raising mental health issue in the Dáil. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland still had a long way to go in removing the stigma associated with mental illness, Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said. He said some work had been (...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Predictions that farmers would stop paying automatic levies to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the wake of the pay controversy have so far no(...)

 SuperValu has retained its position as the number one retailer in Ireland. Sales growth has continued to accelerate over recent months and reached 4.3 per cent over the past 12 weeks. The bounce took the retailer’s share of the market to 25.1 per cent

A happy Christmas for all the State’s major retailers saw the retail market grow by 3.5 per cent over the festive season as shoppers relaxed their pur(...)

“Other than broad allegations of threats to his safety, we do not know what David Drumm has experienced in prison. But we do know that the US prison system is a disgrace to a civilised country”.

Suppose I told you that an Irish citizen was being held abroad on charges that have yet to be tried. Suppose this legally innocent citizen is locked u(...)

Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane. Photograph: Alan Betson

He who wields the knife never wears the crown, or so it seems for Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane, the whistleblower at the centre of the pay controve(...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey (both to left): the two have stepped down in recent weeks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Meat processors and livestock marts have reported a rise in the number of farmers withholding levy payments to the Irish Farmers’ Association amid th(...)

The latest poll from the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) might give retailers pause for thought. It suggests consumers will spend an average of €563 this Christmas, compared with €600 last year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish consumers seem set to temper their Christmas spending this year as the number who believe too much is spent over the festive season hits almost (...)