At the launch of  InterTradeIreland’s  Funding for Growth Advisory Service for local SMEs were Michael Neary, partner corporate finance at Grant Thornton, and Margaret Hearty, acting chief executive of InterTradeIreland. Photograph: Keith Arkins

The Government’s latest action plan for jobs has called for a new focus on how best to maximise the benefits to SMEs of the evolving financial landsca(...)

Getting the recipe right in the feeding pens brings results: 10 per cent more milk produced, 10 per cent less food needed; a roughly similar reduction in the amount of methane coming from each cow

Cows are boring creatures, preferring the same food every day, mixed in the same way. The secret to feeding them, however, is far from simple, says Ge(...)

At Richard Keenan and Co in Carlow  were, from left: China’s vice-minister of agriculture, Zhang Taolin,  chairman  Gerard Keenan and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan

China wants to increase its agricultural links with Ireland and believes this State is leading the way in agricultural science and technology, accordi(...)

Gerard Keenan: “Rather than selling increasing numbers of machines, we decided to also sell solutions with the machines.”

When Gerard Keenan left his job in the marketing department of John Deere in 1978 to embark on an agricultural start-up with his dad and brothe(...)