They’re everywhere. Illustration: Thinkstock

They’re everywhere. Your best friend could be one. Or your sister. Even an innocent-looking colleague. We all know that delinquent book borrowers are (...)

Michael Fennelly (left) in action for Kilkenny: interest in UCD’s 18-week postgraduate certificate in innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise really picked up after Fennelly and other GAA players did the programme.Photograph: ©inpho/james crombie

Are innovative people born that way or can you learn how to become more innovative? Brendan Byrne is a strong believer in learning from the experience(...)

One claim about the special investigations unit suggested that a department official overseeing the slaughter of some 4,000 pigs handed a lump hammer to a farmer and told him to finish the job, after the bolt gun failed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Allegations against the Department of Agriculture’s special investigations unit (SIU) have been described as “malicious”, “completely untrue” and “sca(...)

Cattle on a Midlands farm. The Government has been urged to help  farmers aged under 40 who don’t qualify for supports for young farmers  after their plight was highlighted at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to help so-called “forgotten farmers” after their plight was highlighted at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agricultur(...)

The organic farming scheme has seen a major surge in applications with the vast majority of applicants converting to organic farming for the first tim(...)

Joyceans in full bloom at Glasnevin Cemetery. Pictured were actors: Louis O’Byrne who plays Martin Cunningham, Jim O’ Keeffe, who plays Jack Power, Blaise Reid who plays Narrator/ Cab Driver, Val O’ Donnell character of Simon Dedalus, Michael Carolan, Bloom’s Narrator, Ian Blackmore who plays Leopold Bloom. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

You couldn’t move in Glasnevin cemetery’s cafe without coming eye to eye with a plate of liver or a Gorgonzola sandwich. Yes, Bloomsday was in full sw(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said his department was making good progress on the investigation.

A team of veterinary inspectors, scientists and other Department of Agriculture officials are exploring three possible causes of the suspected BSE cas(...)

Researchers in New Zealand are working on a food supplement that could dramatically reduce methane emissions from animals.

Researchers are working on feed supplements that could reduce methane emitted by cows through belching and flatulence, Minister for Agriculture Simon(...)

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association said a new case of suspected BSE is a disappointment but not a catastrophe.

Mad Cow Disease? I thought we got rid of that years ago. How did it get back into the country? BSE, or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, never went aw(...)

The cow in the suspected BSE case was a Rotbunt cow, a rare pedigree breed is from a Louth farm well-regarded for its standards.

Investigations into the suspected BSE case on a dairy farm near Louth village are considering the possibility that the five-year-old cow may have cont(...)