Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)

Beef farmers at a protest outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Beef farmers remain “deeply frustrated” over cattle prices despite some agreements being reached with producers at talks earlier this week. The execu(...)

 Farmers protesting outside Grennagh meat factory were joined by IFA President Eddie Downey, Henry Burns, of then Beef and Livestocks Board and Pat Smyth, IFA General Secretary on Monday. Photograph: Pat Moore.

The Irish Farmers’ Association has been warned that any further blockades of meat processing plants as part of the dispute with factories over beef pr(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey has said farmers need an urgent response from meat factories on beef prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers Association executive council has sanctioned further action against the beef factories as part of its campaign to secure beef price (...)

Farmers demonstrate outside the Meadow Meats plant in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Thousands of farmers assembled at 30 meat plants across the country in support of the IFA’s 24-hour beef-price protest. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Beef farmers and meat industry representatives will meet with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney this afternoon amid an ongoing row over cattle pr(...)

The delegation  alleged that Irish meat factories were manipulating pricing and actively discriminating against livestock marts.

A delegation of marts representatives and farmers has complained to the European Directorate for Competition that meat factories are subverting(...)

Donal Lenihan is beaten in the lineout during Ireland’s 22-9 defeat to France in the Parc des Princes in 1982. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are more than enough examples of Paris being the graveyard of Ireland’s ambitions over the decades, but perhaps the most pertinent one is(...)

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

Milking it: lots of dairy companies are acquiring new businesses to increase capacity, both here and abroad

Bord Bia’s release of last year’s food and drink export figures today will set the scene for what is expected to be another strong year for the agri-f(...)

The fishing town of Kinsale in west Cork has earned a reputation for seafood. And when a pair of accountants took over its Blue Haven Hotel in 2004, t(...)