Pigs feed on grain as Irish Farmers Association members protest outside the EU Commission offices, on Lower Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:53

Farmers dumped grain on the streets of Dublin at lunchtime on Monday in protest at falling incomes across many sectors of the industry. The grain was(...)

Meat exports have fallen from €15m to just €58,000.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Irish food exports to Russia effectively ground to a halt in the first six months of 2015, dropping by 75 per cent, as Moscow’s trade war with the We(...)

Bord Bia will attend Russia’s largest food industry event next month amid the ongoing freeze in East-West relations and the Russian food import ban. T(...)

The State’s beef exports to the US were worth just €194,000 for the first six months of 2015. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish beef exports to the US were worth just €194,000 for the first six months of 2015, well short of the Government’s €100 million target by the end (...)

Prince Charles with Brendan Dunford, Brigid Barry and Aine Bird of Burren Beo, on a visit to the Burren, Co Clare. Photograph: Eric Luke

A scheme that has paid Burren farmers more than €2.1 million over the past five years to create the conditions to grow rare and wild flowers to prospe(...)

A homeless man in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:26

A scheme to relocate hundreds of homeless Dublin families to vacant homes around the country will be considered by Government in the autumn. Work on (...)

Report suggests Britain may seek cheaper supplier after leaving EU

Ireland’s meat industry is most at risk from a potential British exit of the European Union, according to a report by credit insurer Euler Hermes. I(...)

 Rotbunt cows on the  Co Louth farm where a five-year-old dairy cow had contracted classic or typical BSE, a Department of Agriculture investigation found. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Ireland’s risk status for BSE has been reclassified to “controlled” following the recent discovery of an infected animal in Co Louth. The change, w(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: said he hoped  farmers will take a serious look at the opportunities the  Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme presented. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish farmers will be able to benefit from a €17 million investment scheme for the pig and poultry sector, the Department of Agriculture has announced(...)

Scenes from last year’s Puck Fair, with a large crowd watching as the  King Puck is hoisted in Killorglin, County Kerry

The animal rights action network, Aran, which is calling on the Killorglin Puck Fair to take the live puck out of the entertainment, has abandoned pla(...)