When the horse-meat scandal emerged in 2013 beef cost about €4 a kilo while horse meat was around 90 cents

Gardaí and the Department of Agriculture were involved in an European crackdown on the illegal horse-meat trade on Friday and said their investigation(...)

Under EU regulations, details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 must be published by member states before May 31st. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The full addresses of farmers will not be listed by the Department of Agriculture when it publishes details of EU farm payments received by farmers in(...)

The EU milk quota regime ended on March 31st and the department has estimated that farmers were 4.34 per cent over quota for the 12 months up to that date.

Dairy farmers will have to pay a fine of about €69 million for producing more milk than allowed under the now-defunct milk quota regime, new Departmen(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself, with Sara Whelan from New Ross’s edible quayside project. Some 200 projects  have been approved for grant aid from a community gardens fund run by Grow it Yourself. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A vegetable garden for asylum seekers in Clonakilty, Co Cork and a community garden to reduce isolation on Inishbofin island, Co Galway are just two o(...)

The same kind of satellite technology used to pinpoint rushes on land put forward for farm payment grants, is to be employed in the investigation into illegal gorse fires which threatened the Killarney National Park (above) recently.

The same kind of satellite technology used to pinpoint rushes on land put forward for farm payment grants, is to be employed in the investigation into(...)

Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation , addresses delegates at the  opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Ireland should be the torchbearer for finding innovative ways to feed the world in a sustainable way, EU commissioner for research, science and inno(...)

Far from being an ivory tower academic, Paddy O’Carroll, the influential UCC sociologist and political scientist who has died aged 77, was a man roote(...)

Leaders of the dairy industry gathered at the Department of Agriculture for a dairy-filled breakfast to mark the end of the milk quota regime with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

Leaders of the dairy industry gathered at the Department of Agriculture for a dairy-filled breakfast to mark the end of the milk quota regime with Min(...)

Badger culls have been used to try to stop the spread of TB, but this method of disease control has been criticised by animal welfare groups, particularly in the UK. File photograph: Getty Images

Not even badgers are safe from the prying eyes of Big Brother. Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin are using GPS tracking technology in Co Wicklow (...)

Official figures show the State’s milk supply was more than 5 per cent over-quota at the end of February  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irish farmers are now certain to be stung with a record fine of up to €80 million for exceeding the State’s milk quota this year.With Europe’s long-st(...)