Phil Hogan: “Consumer food sentiment is very fickle.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A World Health Organisation report on cancer risks from processed meats is likely to have an immediate impact on eating habits, European Commissione(...)

A guard of honour at the funeral of former minister Joe Walsh in Clonakilty, Co Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former agriculture minister Joe Walsh (71) has been laid to rest amid tributes paid at his funeral at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Clon(...)

Young farmers need to ‘regain the environmental clothes’, according to Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. Macra to Furrow Conventional Plough Class atthe National Ploughing Championships. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Young farmers need to “regain the environmental clothes”, according to Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness.She said the “clothes of the environment shoul(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Queen Elizabeth’s race horse, Micras. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Reuters

The pigs squabbled, the hens were friendly and the cows scratched themselves in the midday sun when President M(...)

Brian Cowen ’s tenure as minister for finance is remembered mostly for the profligacy of the dying years of the Celtic Tiger but, in at least o(...)