John Paul Crowe with some of the 2,000 organic turkeys at the Crowe farm in Dundrum, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22 2:18

With a name like Crowe it’s no wonder the Co Tipperary family got into the bird business. The third-generation farming family began rearing turkeys fi(...)

A roast goose. There are just a handful of commercial goose producers in the State, producing about 2,000 geese for the Christmas market

The plump goose is returning to the Christmas table after years of austerity.Co Kilkenny goose producer Mary Walsh sold her last goose last week and i(...)

It is fourteen years ago since Trevor Deely went missing in Dublin city centre. He would be 36 now.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The father of missing man Trevor Deely has said he hopes the appointment of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will bring a new impetus to the fo(...)

 Judge Jacqueline Linnane of the  CIrcuit Court: Last year she claimed  €250.46 in expenses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Courts Service said judicial expenses had fallen by 30 per cent over the past six years, despite the number of judges rising from 131 in 2006 to (...)

Figures released by the Courts Service show some judges claimed almost €49,000 more than their colleagues at the same level for travel, subsistence and judicial attire and incidental expenses, in a 12-month period.

There are huge variations in the expenses claimed by judges at all levels, according to figures released by the Courts Service. They show that some ju(...)

Some dairy farms could see incomes fall by more than 50 per cent next year because of an expected drop in global milk prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some dairy farms could see incomes fall by more than 50 per cent next year because of an expected drop in global milk prices, Teagasc has warned. Its(...)

President  Michael D Higgins highlights the importance of Ireland’s family farms while speaking at the International Family Farming Conference organised by the Irish Farmers’ Association.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

President Michael D Higgins has spoken about the “critical importance” of family farms to the whole country and challenged the assumption that modern(...)

President Micheal D Higgins  arriving at the IFA Teagasc 2014 International Family Farming Conference at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

If you drive into the Naul in north Dublin and ask for directions to the Whyte’s, you’ll be immediately asked: “Which Whyte?” Seven fathers, seven son(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey says family farms are affected by extreme price volatility, escalating input costs, reduced EU support, inequity in a food supply chain and costly political and societal bureaucratic interference. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Preserving the family farm model is of critical importance to the future of this country, President Michael D Higgins has said. Mr Higgins said the fa(...)

Sycamores had been very bountiful this year. And because the weather was mild, horses were outdoors for much longer than usual and therefore more likely to eat the toxic seeds. Photograph: Bloomberg

At least 100 horses have died in recent weeks from a disease caused by eating the seeds from sycamore trees. The “helicopter” seeds contain a toxin, h(...)