Taoiseach Enda Kenny examines flood defences on the banks of the east side of the river Shannon in Athlone in December. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has paid out over €235,000 in humanitarian assistance to 270 households affected by the recent flooding, with most aid going to Galway,(...)

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has decided to withdraw its application for a 15,000 tonne fish farm in Galway Bay. The project, which aimed to generate 50(...)

A public consultation process has been launched on mandatory country of origin labelling on non-prepacked meat.

A public consultation process has been launched on mandatory country of origin labelling on non-prepacked meat. Country of origin information is curre(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: has pushed for Enterprise Ireland to assess the underutilised harbours. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of large harbours across the State is not being used adequately to promote and develop fishing and seafood, the Dáil Public Accounts Committe(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney: has been told he must “up his game” to ensure EU commitments  on fish stocks are met. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Birdwatch Ireland has called on Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to ensure Ireland plays its part in meeting an EU deadline on managing fish sto(...)

The following Q&A has been compiled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland What is BSE?: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a disease that(...)

Our perception of food and drink involves all of our senses in one way or another. Taste, smell, texture, colour, shape, feel, even the sound somethin(...)

The suspension comes days after Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney announced a €500,000 grant for the fish factory. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State’s Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has suspended a permit for a Co Kerry fish factory “pending inquiries” into allegations that wei(...)

Insulation can often help reduce noise levels from water tanks and pipework in the attic. The tank and pipework must also be adequately secured

Q A horrible noise can be heard around my home whenever the loft tank is refilling. The problem is particularly embarrassing whenever we have guest(...)

Which one of us doesn’t like to settle down by the fire of a winter’s night, a glass of mulled wine and a great gardening book in hand? With that t(...)