UCD 1-14 Laois 3-6UCD will play the champions Kildare in next week’s O’Byrne cup semi-final after they scored a convincing win over Laois at Portarlin(...)

Simon Coveney said that the response of his department and other State agencies to the horse meat crisis was quick and decisive.

Politicians, like journalists, veer towards hyperbole but when Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Simon Coveney declares 2013 as “an extraordinary(...)

Cards from well-wishers still adorn the office of Tom Hayes who was appointed Minister of State for Agriculture in June, but it was a bittersweet mome(...)

Lucinda Creighton, who delivered an uncompromising speech to the Dáil yesterday, saying she could not support draft laws “built on sand”

The Government was making tacit preparations last night to sack Minister of State Lucinda Creighton if she voted as expected against the abortion l(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “Sorry Dr Reilly. Please do not mislead people. Our manifesto and programme for govt DID NOT commit FG Tds to this. Read it. Don’t make it up.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will move swiftly to appoint a successor to Minister of State for Europe Lucinda Creighton if, as expected, she votes against the abor(...)

Tom Hayes TD was appointed the new Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, pictured at Government Buildings with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Simon Coveney, TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Two senior Labour Ministers have taken issue with claims by a newly appointed Fine Gael Minister of State that two key Government policy plans have(...)

Tom Hayes appointed Minister of State at Department of Agriculture

Tipperary South TD Tom Hayes has been appointed as the new Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.Mr Hayes succeeds th(...)

Overbrowsing: we have introduced new species of deer to our native red and naturalised fallow deer, such as the herd in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

The price of ecological knowledge in our time, wrote the American environmentalist Aldo Leopold, is the constant awareness that we are living i(...)

Germany calling: Enda Kenny at a press conference in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

A senior Fine Gael figure smiles as he muses on Enda Kenny’s reluctance to fill the vacancy for junior agriculture minister, a post that has be(...)

Helen McEntee: welcomed the  announcement by Mr Coveney that a further 170 loads of hay and silage would be imported in the next week

Recently elected Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee gave her maiden speech in the Dáil last night to applause from all sides of the Ho(...)