IFA president Eddie Downey is facing calls for his resignation over the controversial salary package paid to former secretary general Pat Smith. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey has come under pressure to explain his role in the current pay controversy surround(...)

Pat Smith was forced to resign because of the controversy over his remuneration. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One insider described it as a “code of omerta” across the entire upper echelon of the organisation. Another said the controversy was merely a smokescr(...)

 IFA general secretary Pat Smith said he was putting the association’s interests to the fore in deciding to go. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the Irish Farmers’ Association Pat Smith has resigned in the wake of the controversy over his pay. Pressure had been mounting on the organ(...)

The silhouettes of attendees are seen during an event at the IBM Watson headquarters in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish elite sports firm Orreco is to partner with IBM on its billion-dollar super computer Watson to build an app that will help sports teams to make(...)

Martin Morey was charged with the robbery of an 85-year-old pensioner in a public toilet of a shopping centre has been further remanded in custody.

A Limerick man charged with the robbery of an 85-year-old pensioner in a public toilet of a shopping centre has been further remanded in custody. Mart(...)

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with the robbery of an 85-year-old man in Limerick city last week

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with the robbery of an 85-year-old man in Limerick city last week. Martin Morey, with an(...)

Suzanne Burke, Athenry, Caithríona King, Cotofin, and Cathy Dillon, Athrenry, at the Galway Races on Tuesday evening. Photograph: The Irish Times

The big race on day two at Galway was won, interestingly, by a filly called Hint of a Tint. In certain west of Ireland accents, a tint is temporary re(...)

John Moloney, who is to retire as general manager of Galway Racecourse. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The tiny grey tower just down from the winning post bears a heavy symbolism. It was erected in the bacchanalian year of 2007 to manage the swarm of he(...)

James (Tex) Callaghan  after receiving details yesterday that his home at Menlo will be seriously affected by the proposed bypass. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway, Ballybrit racecourse and a number of residents have expressed disappointment at the proposed route for a €500 million bypass for Galway. (...)

Siobhan Talbot, who took over as group managing director from John Moloney in November 2013, took home a pay packet of €1.6 million last year

Food and ingredients group Glanbia paid its four top executives a combined pay packet of €4.22 million last year, 7.65 per cent higher than the €3.92 (...)