At the recent launch of the Irish Soils Information System were (from left): Dr Rachel Creamer, Teagasc project man- ager; Prof Gerry Boyle, Teagasc director; Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Laura Burke, EPA director general. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Teagasc and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come together to launch the new Irish Soil Information System. In what has been described a(...)

Simon Coveney: “I am firmly of the view that it is vital that Irish companies have access to as many markets worldwide as possible.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Burgeoning Asian appetites for meat provide a major opportunity for countries such as Ireland that have a strong focus on food exports. Incomes are ri(...)

Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton arrives at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Part of the prosecution’s case against trainer Philip Fenton, who stands accused of possession of unlicensed animal remedies, is that he “accepts” he(...)

Mercy hospital had applied for the aid on the basis that it was a charity and a not-for-profit entity.

The Department of Health has said it does not stand over the actions of a hospital that used an EU food scheme for deprived people to supplement the (...)

The signing of a contract for repair to the bridges to Haulbowline Island has been welcomed by Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney. Image: Google Street View

The signing of a contract for repair to the bridges to Haulbowline Island has been welcomed by Minister for the Marine, Simon Coveney as an important (...)

Ireland’s dairy sector had cause to celebrate after it was one of the countries to pass an audit by the Chinese authorities, which means that Irish pl(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Associationsays that most of the caged salmon were suffocated in the crush. However, a group opposed to fish farm expansion  claims it is Ireland’s “largest single salmon farm escape”

Up to 230,000 farmed salmon may have been lost off the west Cork coast in one of the nine recent Atlantic storms. (...)

Trainer Philip Fenton at Clonmel Racecourse. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA)has confirmed that officials visited Philip Fenton’s stables in Ireland yesterday to carry out tests on(...)

A case against racehorse trainer Philip Fenton at Carrick-on-Suir District Court has been adjourned.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Lawyers for a leading Irish racehorse trainer have told a court there are issues regarding summonses issued against him over the alleged posses(...)

The Burren: home to agri- environmental scheme designed to conserve and support the heritage, environment and communities of the region

The Government has identified knowledge transfer between farmers as a key element of the new Rural Development Programme – part of the overall €12.5 b(...)