Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies is to begin a €36 million expansion of its milk powder processing operations at Bailieboro, Co Cavan. The investment, which comes ahe(...)

The milk quota regime ends on March 31st, meaning farmers can produce as much milk as they like. Ahead of this farmers have been increasing their milk supply. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Dairy farmers could be facing a €100 million penalty for producing too much milk if current trends continue, according to estimates by ICOS, the repre(...)

Dom Moran, secretary general of the Department of Agriculture with Minister Simon Coveney and Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc, at the National Dairy Conference.  Photograph: John T Ohle

The ending of the milk quota regime next March will be the most important and exciting development to hit rural Ireland in a generation, the Minister(...)

Dick Barry (second from right)  former Fine Gael TD and minister of state seen in  1974. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry who died on Sunday at the age of 93 was yesterday praised for his willing(...)

Chief executive of Lakeland Dairies Michael Hanley said increased profits had been achieved while paying as high a price to milk producers as possible. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies has reported an increase in operating profit of 16 per cent to €7.9m on revenues of €473 million for 2012. I(...)