Joseph Curtin of the IIEA pictured speaking at the Leadership From in Climate Smart Agriculture held in the RDS on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland needs to develop its agricultural sector to be climate smart but also economically rewarding to farmers and to food producers, a new group has(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed redevelopment of the Capitol Cinema site in Cork city.

A decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a €50 million redevelopment of the Capitol Cinema in Cork city, has been welcomed by M(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan being questioned about  Irish Water at the launch of Activate Capital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite the Coalition’s muted protests about the troika forcing its hand on the water charges issue, Irish Water is very much a creature of Fine Gael.(...)

Ministers Michael Noonan and Alex White prior to the final Cabinet meeting at Lissadell House, Sligo before the summer recess. Photograph: The Irish Times

As the Cabinet met in the serene setting of Lissadell House in Sligo on Wednesday for the last time before the summer recess, an oft-repeated quote ca(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: Calls for an urgent increase in the EU intervention price for milk to avert a full-blown crisis in rural Ireland. Photograph: Darragh Kane.

Irish dairy farmers are bracing themselves for further falls in milk prices amid fears the current market slump may drive many out of the industry. T(...)

An Air Corps Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter in action off the coast of Co Kerry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The air ambulance service which has been operating on a pilot basis since 2012 has been made permanent, the Government has announced. The Emergency Ae(...)

A public consultation process has been launched on mandatory country of origin labelling on non-prepacked meat.

A public consultation process has been launched on mandatory country of origin labelling on non-prepacked meat. Country of origin information is curre(...)

Ulick McEvaddy, the aviation tycoon, is backing the launch of an Irish company that plans to spend €20 million developing a drone project. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Sunday Times reports that EY has paid £2 million to settle a case taken against it by the administrators of Worldspreads, the collapsed Irish s(...)

Rescued: a Naval Service rigid inflatable boat brings refugees back to the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

It takes a little while to find the place in the Addolorata cemetery, Malta’s largest, on a hill above Valletta. Two elderly officials, who are abo(...)

Pierre Cousteau, director of Cousteau Foundation and son of Jacques Cousteau with Simon Coveney TD Minister for the Marine at the Harnessing our Ocean Wealth conference in Cork Harbour. Photograph: Darragh Kane

French explorer, film-maker and diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said that “if the sea dies, man dies”, and his youngest son concurs. However, moralis(...)