EirGrid says the money will be offered as part of a two-pronged €50m “community gain mechanism” it has adopted in recognition of the visual impact of the high-voltage network. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

EirGrid is to consider paying the residential market value of homes to property owners whose residences lie within 50 metres of pylons along the propo(...)

Young farmers to receive 25% top-up on direct payments and cap to be imposed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new environmental scheme, more funding for young farmers and a new grant scheme for artisan food producers are among the measures included in the Go(...)

ICSA president-elect Patrick Kent, giving his acceptance speech after the vote at the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise last night.

Wexford farmer Patrick Kent was elected president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association late last night after defeating the only other ca(...)

Luke Morrissey, Jack Morrissey, Matthew McKienney and Dylan Morrissey from Tipperary and Donegal at the National Ploughing Championships, Ratheniska. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was said to be the most successful National Ploughing Championships in history so there was no surprise when it was announced that the event would (...)

The Chinese are coming. So are the New Zealanders, the British and many more international visitors. The 82nd National Ploughing Championships open th(...)

Tom Hayes TD was appointed the new Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, pictured at Government Buildings with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Simon Coveney, TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Two senior Labour Ministers have taken issue with claims by a newly appointed Fine Gael Minister of State that two key Government policy plans have(...)

A radio station will broadcast a special Mass tomorrow to pray for good weather as the fodder crisis continues. Midwest Radio has agreed to b(...)