Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Efforts are continuing on Monday morning to make contact with all Irish ctizens known to be in the region affected by the Nepal earthquake. Some 100 I(...)

A hoopoe: it is 50 years since so many have been spotted in Ireland.

If you think you spotted an unusual pink bird with zebra-patterned wings in recent weeks, you are not alone. The hoopoe, so called because of the soun(...)

When the horse-meat scandal emerged in 2013 beef cost about €4 a kilo while horse meat was around 90 cents

Gardaí and the Department of Agriculture were involved in an European crackdown on the illegal horse-meat trade on Friday and said their investigation(...)

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews said hospitals in Nepal were overrun and huge numbers of people had been left homeless and were sleeping rough. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Dóchas, the Irish umbrella group of development NGOs said 10 Irish aid agencies were on the ground in Nepal and had issued appeals for help. It encou(...)

 International Federation of the Red Cross  workers carrying an injured person in Kathmandu, Nepal,  April 25th, 2015. Photograph:  EPA/Carl Whetham/IFRC/EPA

Some 100 Irish citizens are now known to be in the region affected by the Nepal earthquake and the Department of Foreign Affairs said contact had been(...)

Under EU regulations, details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 must be published by member states before May 31st. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The full addresses of farmers will not be listed by the Department of Agriculture when it publishes details of EU farm payments received by farmers in(...)

The EU milk quota regime ended on March 31st and the department has estimated that farmers were 4.34 per cent over quota for the 12 months up to that date.

Dairy farmers will have to pay a fine of about €69 million for producing more milk than allowed under the now-defunct milk quota regime, new Departmen(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself, with Sara Whelan from New Ross’s edible quayside project. Some 200 projects  have been approved for grant aid from a community gardens fund run by Grow it Yourself. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A vegetable garden for asylum seekers in Clonakilty, Co Cork and a community garden to reduce isolation on Inishbofin island, Co Galway are just two o(...)

Fruit and vegetable growers say they are on their “last gasp” and there is a risk that some vegetables will no longer be commercially grown in Ireland if action is not taken. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fruit and vegetable growers say they are on their “last gasp” and there is a risk that some vegetables will no longer be commercially grown in Ireland(...)

Faoiltiarna Keenan, a student from Co Tyrone gives a hand to US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley and Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan while they pose for a photograph at  a USIT and CIEE (Council of International Educational Exchanges) orientation session at UCD student centre in  Belfield for J-1 participants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times. 2:45

Travelling to the United States on a J1 visa is possibly the greatest experience that any student could have, but it also brings responsibilities, Min(...)