Figures from the Department of Agriculture suggest the State’s milk supply is currently 6.93 per cent over-quota

Ireland could be hit with a record €80 million fine for exceeding its milk quota this year if the current level of supply is not curtailed.With the EU(...)

A Heathrow flight information screen is shown above a television screen reporting the Ebola outbreak at Heathrow Airport in London, yesterday. Heathrow Airport has begun Ebola screening, whereby passengers will have their temperatures tested for the Ebola virus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Ireland is well prepared for an Ebola outbreak. We are far from the epicentre of the current outbreak in west Africa and there are no direct flights b(...)

“There are too many landowners and people out there that are actually afraid of the organic sector,” Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Tom Hayes said. File photograph: Image Source/Thinkstock/Getty

Too many farmers are afraid of converting to organic farming but are missing huge opportunities by avoiding it, Minister of State at the Department o(...)

Measures to support young farmers and darmers in disadvantaged areas will be included in tomorrow’s budget, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tomorrow will be “a big day for agriculture”, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said, pledging a “very ambitious range of taxation measures” (...)

Pictured at the Precisiondairy launch were: Paddy Halton, True North Mapping, Prof Willie Donnelly, TSSG, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney, Dr Bernadette O’Brien, Teagasc, Prof Gerry Boyle, director Teagasc and Dr Frank O’Mara, director of research, Teagasc.

With the EU milk quota regime due to end in April 2015, Irish farmers will for the first time in more than a generation be able to produce as much mil(...)

Where you live can make a difference to your mental health

Older people who live in disadvantaged areas have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses including depression, dementia and cognitive impairmen(...)

Some 296,000 tonnes of fishery products were landed in Ireland in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Deficiencies in food safety controls governing the production and sale of Irish fishery products have been highlighted in an audit by the European Co(...)

Although no steroids were found during the inspections, concern about possible substance abuse in the sport persists. Photograph: Getty Images

The Turf Club has said it has conducted stable inspections on all trainers featuring in a mailing list supplied to Irish authorities by an Australian(...)

Pat Hughes  outside Carlow District Court yesterday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Former Irish Grand National and Royal Ascot-winning trainer Pat Hughes was yesterday convicted of possessing unauthorised animal remedies. Hughes (72(...)

During the past eight months more than 90 cattle have been stolen by gangs of rustlers from farms in Co Monaghan and Co Cavan. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

More than 50 animals were seized and impounded yesterday by police and agriculture officials in raids on farms on both sides of the Border. The seizu(...)