The cheese deal may create employment for at least 20 of its former workers

Fivemiletown Creamery likes to claim it was the birthplace of the first Irish blue cheese, Ballyblue, and also the first smoked brie in Europe. The cr(...)

Britain’s loss is set to become Ireland’s gain – on the double. Mary McLachlan, who has been a successful coach in the British system, has joined the (...)

Flag-waving Northern Irish cows aside, the NDC should prepare for spilled milk before this particular debate is over. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Is milk produced by cows in Coleraine less Irish than milk produced by their counterparts in Cork? Are Northern cows’ technically producing British mi(...)

Aurivo’s prices are audited annually by KPMG and published as part of an industry-wide review. Green Pastures and Natural Dairies do not take part in this.

One of two dairy processors involved in a High Court action over milk supplies has hit back at claims it is using the milk quota system to force a com(...)

Until April 2015, the market in the Republic is tied to the quota system, which gives purchasers of raw milk, namely the diary co-ops, control over production in each region, which in effect means that they set prices paid to suppliers.  Photographer: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk prices are currently breaking records. This week, the Republic’s biggest processor, Glanbia, announced that it will pay farmers 39 cent a litre, (...)

Only milk produced and processed in the Republic qualifies to carry the trade mark, which cuts out suppliers from the North, who say that it is effectively squeezing them out of the market in the South. Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk processors in the North are threatening to take action in European courts to stop a National Dairy Council (NDC) campaign which they argue is ant(...)

A demonstrator hula hoops among banners in the protest camp by the entrance to a site run by Cuadrilla Resources, outside the village of Balcombe in southern England. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Britain frequently suffers from a metropolitan virus whereby issues can linger on the margins of southeast England’s consciousness until they have a d(...)