Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Farmers dumped grain in front of the European Commission buildings in Dublin yesterday and warned that farm incomes were being “ripped apart”. (...)

IFA president Eddie Downey described farm incomes as “non-existent” at a time when children are going back to school, and urged Agriculture Commissioner Phil  Hogan to move to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. File photograph:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has expressed hope the European Commission will release up to €800 million in funding wh(...)

Pigs feed on grain as Irish Farmers Association members protest outside the EU Commission offices, on Lower Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:53

Farmers dumped grain on the streets of Dublin at lunchtime on Monday in protest at falling incomes across many sectors of the industry. The grain was(...)

Irish processors exported only 31 tonnes of beef, worth €194,000, to the US during the first six months of 2015. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Another Irish beef processor has been granted a US export licence. The Slaney Foods processing facility in Co Wexford has become the third Irish plant(...)

JJ Maher from Roscrea splashing around with his family’s Belgian Blue entry at the 2015 Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

More than 60,000 people attended this year’s Tullamore Show on a warm, dry day on Sunday that was far removed from the rain induced cancellations of 2(...)

Eddie Downey: said the Irish Farmers’ Association’s proposals were centred on sustainable job promotion.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Tax incentives should be introduced to stimulate businesses in the towns and villages of rural Ireland, the IFA has said. In a document released to(...)

Kerrygold is one of Ireland’s most iconic food exports

The Government aims to nearly double the value of Ireland’s food and drink exports under a new 10-year strategy for the sector. The Food Wise 2025 pl(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said his department was making good progress on the investigation.

A team of veterinary inspectors, scientists and other Department of Agriculture officials are exploring three possible causes of the suspected BSE cas(...)

The cow in the suspected BSE case was a Rotbunt cow, a rare pedigree breed is from a Louth farm well-regarded for its standards.

Investigations into the suspected BSE case on a dairy farm near Louth village are considering the possibility that the five-year-old cow may have cont(...)

The Department of Agriculture is publishing details of payments received by farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) this weekend. Me(...)