The on-again, off-again Anglo-Irish affair known as the peace process was going through one of its more tempestuous phases yesterday. The we(...)

Fianna Fáil director of elections  Billy Kelleher  at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil is unlikely to be part of the next government, the party’s new director of elections Billy Kelleher has implicitly acknowledged. Sp(...)

The president of the ICMSA Jackie Cahill with dairy farmers  outside Leinster House protesting about the collapse in milk prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The collapse in milk prices has been described as a “national economic reversal” by the Irish Creamery and Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA). The gro(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

Renua’s  Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) approach to gender quotas has been adopted by some male politicians who are concerned about their own futures as the dea(...)

According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, average milk prices here have fallen by 33 per cent to 28 cent per litre in the past 18 months.

Is the milk price rout finally coming to an end? The main global bellwethers are sending out mixed signals. According to data from the Milk Market Obs(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan believes the recent WHO report on meat links to cancer was “misinterpreted”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A controversial report putting various meat products in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco and asbestos will not impact on Irish exports, EU (...)

The European Commission is likely to face pressure from the food industry to downplay the findings amid fears of its impact on food consumption. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission said it will “carefully analyse” the World Health Organisation report that processed meats can increase the risk of cancer. S(...)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer report also suggested that red meat was a likely cause of some cancers. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE is to review new research which suggests processed and red meat can cause cancer to determine if changes are needed to dietary and nutritional(...)

Phil Hogan: “Consumer food sentiment is very fickle.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A World Health Organisation report on cancer risks from processed meats is likely to have an immediate impact on eating habits, European Commissione(...)