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(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: visit to Ethopia, Malawi and South Africa intended to strengthen bilateral relationships. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Michael D Higgins will leave Dublin this afternoon on an official two-week visit to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa. He will be accompani(...)

The Department of Agriculture has advised horse owners to avoid overgrazing of pastures and remove horses from pastures where sycamore and other maple trees are growing to stem the outbreak of equine atypical myopathy.

An outbreak of equine atypical myopathy caused by horses eating sycamore seeds has claimed the lives of more than 30 animals across Ireland. Horse own(...)

At the recent launch of the Irish Soils Information System were (from left): Dr Rachel Creamer, Teagasc project man- ager; Prof Gerry Boyle, Teagasc director; Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Laura Burke, EPA director general. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Teagasc and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come together to launch the new Irish Soil Information System. In what has been described a(...)

Simon Coveney: “I am firmly of the view that it is vital that Irish companies have access to as many markets worldwide as possible.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Burgeoning Asian appetites for meat provide a major opportunity for countries such as Ireland that have a strong focus on food exports. Incomes are ri(...)

Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton arrives at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Part of the prosecution’s case against trainer Philip Fenton, who stands accused of possession of unlicensed animal remedies, is that he “accepts” he(...)

Mercy hospital had applied for the aid on the basis that it was a charity and a not-for-profit entity.

The Department of Health has said it does not stand over the actions of a hospital that used an EU food scheme for deprived people to supplement the (...)