Farming organisations are urging their members to use their votes in the forthcoming referendums. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leading farming and rural organisations are not making recommendations on how their members should vote in the referendums on marriage equality a(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell: suggested “accident-free days” notices

Leading GAA figures should be used to promote farm safety, the Seanad public consultation committee has heard. The committee also heard suggestions f(...)

 Irish Farmers Association  president Eddie Downey: he said the policy scenarios were “hypothetical and illustrative”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Farm groups have expressed concerns about a climate change report which offers scenarios that would result in major reductions in the size of Ireland’(...)

Lester Ryan, Kilkenny’s linchpin, is in mourning after the sudden death of his father, Johnny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A Kilkenny farmer has become the first farm fatality of the year in this State after dying in a machinery-related incident at his farm.Johnny Ryan, ag(...)

Dr Alex Copland, senior conservation officer of BirdWatch Ireland, said birds such as greenfinches, linnets and yellowhammers were still found in nests in August. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Farm groups and environmentalists are on a collision course over potential changes to the period when hedges can be cut.Under the Wildlife Act, lando(...)

Beef cattle in Kilkenny: the US is seen as providing a good market for Irish grass-based beef exports. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Beef processors have said they are poised to start exporting to the United States, once the required veterinary certificate is in place. This follows(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey: worried about food coming onto the market. Photograph: David Sleator

Farm groups and the food and drink industry have expressed concern about the Russian ban on food imports from Europe and said they were worried it co(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: called a meeting of beef processors, farm organisations and groups such as Teagasc and Bord Bia following the deterioration in relations between factories and farmers. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A package of measures to help the beef industry was announced by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney yesterday after(...)

A flooded farm in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Farmers along the western and southern seaboard are counting the cost of the recent floods and storms with thousands of acres of farmland covered in s(...)

Newly elected IFA president Eddie Downey giving his inaugural address at the 59th IFA annual general meeting in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

New IFA president Eddie Downey has vowed to change the “Big Brother” mentality surrounding farm inspections and said he would fight to secure a new ch(...)