Beef farming – per kilogram of production – produces nearly 20 times more emissions than dairy farming. Photograph: Getty

The Department of Agriculture’s media briefing on climate change yesterday was noteworthy for two reasons. First, the acknowledgment by officials tha(...)

The Government will establish an expert advisory council on climate change and appoint its 10 members later this week, sources have confirmed. The co(...)

Prof Matthews’ comments are likely to prove controversial with those working in the beef sector here. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland would be financially better off getting out of beef farming and transferring large tracts of land over to forestry, according to one of the St(...)

The positive trend in the profitability of farming has been clearly illustrated in a recent publication by the Central Statistics Office (CSO),(...)

Young heifers on a farm in  Co Kildare. Photograph: Frank Miller 23.6.05

There has been considerable media coverage of the agreement reached by the Council of Agriculture Ministers in Brussels this week and its possi(...)