The sanctions will affect some €70m  worth of exports, says Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter.

The Russian ban on EU food imports came into effect at midnight last night and Russian customs have been ordered to block incoming products from EU c(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey: worried about food coming onto the market. Photograph: David Sleator

Farm groups and the food and drink industry have expressed concern about the Russian ban on food imports from Europe and said they were worried it co(...)

A woman looks at a variety of cheeses in a supermarket in St Petersburg. The Russian government announced a ban on food imports from the EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia. Photograph: EPA/Anatoly Maltsev

Just as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings can affect the path of a tornado, Vladimir Putin’s chest-thumping could eventually be felt by a cheesema(...)

IFA President John Bryan speaks to farmers in Tesco in Maynooth. The IFA took part in a protest at Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi outlets in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

More than 100 farmers protested outside three supermarkets in Maynooth yesterday to highlight their grievances about falling cattle prices.The protest(...)

The lrish Farmers’ Association will meet Meat Industry Ireland next Monday to highlight their grievances over the fall in cattle prices. Photograph: David Sleator

Farmers and the meat factories are on a collision course over the collapse in cattle prices over the past five weeks.The Irish Farmers’ Association wi(...)