The Department of Agriculture said it was working with meat processors to gain re-entry into the US. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

Another Irish beef processor has been granted a US export licence amid reports of a disappointingly low level of trade so far. The Dawn Meats p(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan: “We have the worst record per 100,000 farmers. In the UK they have about 60 per cent of our deaths and throughout Europe it’s only about 50 per cent.” File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The GAA should appoint a national farm safety officer in a bid to reduce the incidence of farm accidents, a report from the Seanad public consultation(...)

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas speaking at the official opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe innovation centre at Teagasc Moorepark in Fermoy: the centre is now home to some 200 people who are working in animal and grassland research

Even after his death, Paddy O’Keeffe was promoting research. The former Farmers Journal editor, who was passionate about learning, donated his body to(...)

Tom Moran received the accolade for promoting a positive relationship between France and Ireland in the agriculture and agrifood sector. Photograph: Getty

The recently retired secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Moran, has received an award from the French ministry for agriculture for excepti(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: several parts of the country were practically on lockdown while he was ferried about Galway and Mayo

Irish officialdom went into overdrive last weekend for the visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Several parts of the country were practically on lockd(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said it was also inhumane that they had to slaughter cattle because they had TB “when we know that we can get the incidence of TB down”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Questions are being raised about whether deer spread tuberculosis (TB) in cattle following a study which showed that badgers – traditionally blamed(...)

Regional laboratories carry out postmortems and test samples of specimens such as blood, milk or faeces on behalf of farmers

Reports that a review of the Department of Agriculture’s laboratory services will recommend the closure of three regional veterinary laboratories hav(...)

File photograph: An unapproved meat processing facility in Belturbet, Co Cavan has been issued with a closure order by the Department of Agriculture for breaching food safety legislation.

An unapproved meat processing facility in Belturbet, Co Cavan has been issued with a closure order by the Department of Agriculture for breaching food(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney insisted “the mistakes of the past aren’t going to be repeated”

The Government is happy to repeat the mistakes of the Celtic Tiger in its approach to public sector pay and remuneration, Renua leader Lucinda Creigh(...)

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(...)