The Government is aiming to double the size of the State’s €10 billion food and drink export business by 2025. Under a new ten-year plan for the secto(...)

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(...)

“Improving profitability at farm level will be key to a strong future for the livestock sector,” says IFA president Eddie Downey. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Just under 40 per cent of Irish beef farmers are planning to invest in their business over the next three years, according to a report produced by AI(...)

“Unless escalating input costs such as fertiliser are effectively addressed at EU level and elsewhere, the ability of farm families to continue to produce an affordable food supply for the expanding world population will be compromised,” Irish Farmers’ Association president Eddie Downey said. File photograph:  Sandra Mu/Getty Images

Farmers have urged the European Commission to begin an inquiry into the fertiliser industry due to rising prices. Irish Farmers’ Association president(...)

Seán O’Donnell, a dairy farmer from Co Mayo, won the Young Farmer of the Year award in 2014

The search is on to find the top young Irish farmer. Macra na Feirme has launched this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year award and the winner will b(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith, book editor Matt Dempsey, Ray MacSharry and IFA president Eddie Downey at the book launch. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former EU commissioner Ray MacSharry has challenged Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to come “out on the street” and repeat allegations she m(...)

Thomas Dwan, IFA dairy chairman Seán O’Leary and Edmond Dwan, with the family herd near Thurles, Co Tipperary on the last day of milk quotas. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The country’s 18,000 dairy farmers are waking up to a new dawn this morning following the abolition of milk quotas at midnight. Today marks the(...)

A TTIP deal could encompass almost half the global economy, potentially generating €92 billion in added output for the EU and US.

EU negotiators must ensure the interests of Irish and European farmers are not sacrificed in pursuit of an overall trade deal with the US, the Irish F(...)