President of Macra na Feirme Seán Finan: “Education at a young age remains the key to tackling farm safety . . . It’s a very long-term thing, but it’s very important that we target schools.”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has been urged to fund a farm-safety programme in schools following the worst year for farm deaths since 1991.N(...)

Incoming Macra na Feirme president Seán Finan has said: “We have witnessed the decimation of rural Ireland in recent years with the closure of post offices and garda stations.”

Rural Ireland has been decimated and the Government must invest in rural areas it if it wants people to live there, incoming Macra na Feirme president(...)

A Bank of Ireland sales manager with an “exemplary record” who was dismissed for “gross misconduct” over “inappropriate” and pornographic emails sent from his personal bank email has won a six year battle for his reinstatement.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins.

A Bank of Ireland sales manager with an “exemplary record” who was dismissed for “gross misconduct” over “inappropriate” and pornographic emails sent (...)

The Macra na Feirme website. “Macra na Feirme, as the only representative body for young farmers and rural youth in this country, should be proud of its achievements, especially in the context of the recent CAP young farmer measures.”

Farmer and construction project manager Seán Finan has won the Macra na Feirme presidential election. Mr Finan (31), from Co Roscommon, will succeed a(...)

Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. Photograph: Macra na Feirme

Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. The candidates are(...)

Tony Hand was found guilty by a jury after a five-day trial last month of injury to a national monument.

A retired garda has been given an 18-month suspended sentence and fined €10,000 after he “flagrantly and blatantly” damaged a prehistoric burial mound(...)

Fred Forsey Jnr, (43) of Coolagh Road, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford at Dublin Circuit Court Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Fine Gael Councillor Fred Forsey Jnr has been given a date in May to appeal his conviction and prison sentence for receiving corrupt payments f(...)

Celbridge Playzone’s debts to the Revenue Commissioners were paid in full while preferential creditors received 10 cent in the euro and unsecured creditors got five cent. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Celbridge Playzone, a Kildare-based children’s play centre, has become the first Irish company to exit examinership through the Circuit Court.In Naas (...)

The DPP reviewed his decision and affirmed his earlier resolution not to prosecute. Photograph: Frank Miller

The DPP turned down a woman’s appeal to prosecute a teenage driver alleged to have been under the influence of cannabis when his car collided with and(...)

42 Eugene Street, Dublin 8. A couple yesterday settled damages after they and their four-month-old baby were mistakenly boarded-up in their home by a local authority. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A couple and their four-months-old baby, who were mistakenly boarded up in their own home by council workmen, have settled damages claims total(...)