Fine Gael TD John Deasy: has pushed for Enterprise Ireland to assess the underutilised harbours. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of large harbours across the State is not being used adequately to promote and develop fishing and seafood, the Dáil Public Accounts Committe(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney: has been told he must “up his game” to ensure EU commitments  on fish stocks are met. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Birdwatch Ireland has called on Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to ensure Ireland plays its part in meeting an EU deadline on managing fish sto(...)

The following Q&A has been compiled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland What is BSE?: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a disease that(...)

Our perception of food and drink involves all of our senses in one way or another. Taste, smell, texture, colour, shape, feel, even the sound somethin(...)

The suspension comes days after Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney announced a €500,000 grant for the fish factory. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State’s Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has suspended a permit for a Co Kerry fish factory “pending inquiries” into allegations that wei(...)

Insulation can often help reduce noise levels from water tanks and pipework in the attic. The tank and pipework must also be adequately secured

Q A horrible noise can be heard around my home whenever the loft tank is refilling. The problem is particularly embarrassing whenever we have guest(...)

Which one of us doesn’t like to settle down by the fire of a winter’s night, a glass of mulled wine and a great gardening book in hand? With that t(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: visit to Ethopia, Malawi and South Africa intended to strengthen bilateral relationships. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Michael D Higgins will leave Dublin this afternoon on an official two-week visit to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa. He will be accompani(...)

The Department of Agriculture has advised horse owners to avoid overgrazing of pastures and remove horses from pastures where sycamore and other maple trees are growing to stem the outbreak of equine atypical myopathy.

An outbreak of equine atypical myopathy caused by horses eating sycamore seeds has claimed the lives of more than 30 animals across Ireland. Horse own(...)