Children from Scoil Chaoimhin, Marlborough St., at the Opening of the 20th year of the IFA Live Animal Crib. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some people are extremely hypocritical when it comes to helping homeless people, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said. He said he had received ema(...)

Photograph: Sonali Paul/Reuters

Farmers are planning to protest outside meat factories for two days in an escalation of the IFA’s dispute with meat processors over cattle prices.It i(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey has said farmers need an urgent response from meat factories on beef prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers Association executive council has sanctioned further action against the beef factories as part of its campaign to secure beef price (...)

IFA president Eddie Downey said farmers are  receiving €350 per head less for cattle than their counterparts in the UK. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Irish Farmers Association’s plan for a 24-hour protest outside meat factories next Monday has been described by meat processors as “unnecessary, m(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey: said dairy farmers needed support at local and European level to deal with volatility in milk prices. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Correspondent, in Naas Dairy farmers have been urged to avoid “groupthink” and getting carried away with expansion plans just because milk quotas are(...)

The IFA says cattle prices have fallen €200-€400 per head since this time last year

The current difficulties in the beef industry have led to the biggest crisis to ever face livestock farmers, IFA president Eddie Downey has said.He s(...)

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(...)

Problems accessing high-speed broadband in rural areas continue. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are 300,000 votes at stake in farming households, and the issues that arise on urban and rural doorsteps can differ greatly. Of co(...)

Eddie Downey said the negotiations during the most recent Cap reform showed a dangerous drift away from the sustainable production of food for consumers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Concerns about farm incomes, EU trade deals and the economic recovery of rural areas are among the issues raised in the Irish Farmers’ Associat(...)

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(...)