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(...)

Young farmers to receive 25% top-up on direct payments and cap to be imposed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new environmental scheme, more funding for young farmers and a new grant scheme for artisan food producers are among the measures included in the Go(...)

Talking about the Budget at the height of summer seems a bit premature until you remember that the Budget has been brought forward from December to Oc(...)

Worries over the lack of fodder for animals are taking their toll on some farmers with reports of a number of suicides linked to the crisis in recent weeks

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced a €1 million scheme to fund the transport costs of importing fodder as concerns grew about(...)