Bus Éireann chief executive Martin Nolan said if the Government wanted smaller towns and villages on commercial routes to be serviced, it would have to pay a subsidy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Planned cuts to some of Bus Éireann’s rural routes have been condemned by farm groups and organisations of rural and older people. The national bus se(...)

Announcement of  two investments was made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (above) and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton. Photograph:  Sean Curtin

Opening a new dairy processing technology centre is like adding a new software engine to the dairy sector, Pádraig McPhillips, chief executive of a(...)

Lester Ryan, Kilkenny’s linchpin, is in mourning after the sudden death of his father, Johnny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A Kilkenny farmer has become the first farm fatality of the year in this State after dying in a machinery-related incident at his farm.Johnny Ryan, ag(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

Livestock farmers Jimmy Gibbons from Trim and John Hayden from Kilcullen (Centre) at a protest about the price for beef paid to farmers.

A farmers’ lobby group has reacted angrily to an intervention by the newly-formed Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in the beef pr(...)

Many farmers find it hard to get their hands on land.

The 12 new agri-taxation measures announced in yesterday’s budget have one thing in common – they are all designed to get land moving out of the hands(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at  the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska , Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has expressed concern at a survey which found that more than half of all farmers have been directly affected by suicide in(...)

Rosanna Davison is a qualified naturopathic nutritionist and a vegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Model and former Miss World Rosanna Davison has been criticised by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association for encouraging people to drop dairy(...)

Farming orgaisations welcomed Phil Hogan’s appointment as agriculture commissioner while Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív urged him to tackle the current beef crisis.

There was universal welcome from farm organisations and farming figures for Phil Hogan’s appointment as EU commissioner for agriculture and rural affa(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey: worried about food coming onto the market. Photograph: David Sleator

Farm groups and the food and drink industry have expressed concern about the Russian ban on food imports from Europe and said they were worried it co(...)