A site for the planned EirGrid North-South Interconnector development at Kilmainhamwood, near Nobber Co Meath. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

EirGrid and Meath County Council have clashed over the effect the construction of a major power line will have on views from the Hill of Tara. The d(...)

Milk supply: The European Commission  stressed that the measure did not signal a return to EU milk quotas which were abolished last year. Photograph: Getty

and EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has sanctioned a temporary reintroduction of cuts to milk production in the EU in response to falling price(...)

Yvonne Corcoran-Loftus, curator of the Michael Davitt Museum, said politicians of all political stripes had been approached about funding, with no success. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

When the electricity bill comes in for the State’s only museum dedicated to international humanitarian and social reformer Michael Davitt, the volunta(...)

Milk supply: A glut in production, a slowdown in Chinese demand and Russia’s trade embargo have combined to create the worst dairy market slump in a decade. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than €800 million has been wiped off the value of Ireland’s dairy sector due to collapsing milk prices over the past two years. The Irish Cream(...)

 Martin Mahon, Irish Creamery and Milk Suppliers Association chairman county Clare; farmer Paudie Ryan; ICMSA president John Comer and  ICMSA general secretary John Enright: Mr Ryan  was  forced to evacuate over 100 cows   to neighbouring farms   three weeks ago. Photograph: Sean Curtin/Fusionshooters

Farmers believe that “birds, frogs and fish are getting priority over human suffering”, the president of the Irish Creamery and Milk Suppliers Associa(...)

Farming organisation have also welcomed an increase in the  threshold for Capital Acquisitions Tax to €280,000.

Farming organisations have welcomed changes announced in the budget in relation to the self-employed and the transfer of farms from one generation to (...)

Phil Hogan: the EU’s agriculture commissioner will not attend due to illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of farmers are expected to descend on Brussels today as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry that has s(...)

Rosanna Davison: ‘gluten in food should be avoided’.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2003, Rosanna Davison was crowned the world’s most beautiful woman when she won Miss World. By 2012, with dad Chris de Burgh’s blessing, Davison(...)

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association said a new case of suspected BSE is a disappointment but not a catastrophe.

Mad Cow Disease? I thought we got rid of that years ago. How did it get back into the country? BSE, or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, never went aw(...)

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(...)