Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Pat Smith is extremely saddened at the events of the past week, which has left many families hurt, especially the family of IFA where he spen(...)

Excessive pay at senior executive level is regarded by a majority of business owners as the single biggest threat to public trust and to the reputatio(...)

Farming organisation have also welcomed an increase in the  threshold for Capital Acquisitions Tax to €280,000.

Farming organisations have welcomed changes announced in the budget in relation to the self-employed and the transfer of farms from one generation to (...)

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(...)

Seán O’Donnell, a dairy farmer from Co Mayo, won the Young Farmer of the Year award in 2014

The search is on to find the top young Irish farmer. Macra na Feirme has launched this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year award and the winner will b(...)

Fruit and vegetable growers say they are on their “last gasp” and there is a risk that some vegetables will no longer be commercially grown in Ireland if action is not taken. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fruit and vegetable growers say they are on their “last gasp” and there is a risk that some vegetables will no longer be commercially grown in Ireland(...)

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’(...)

Dairy farmer Michael Doran from Duncormick, Co Wexford. Doran used to be a well-known figure in the beef sector. Photograph: Patrick Browne

There was some surprise when it emerged that suckler farmer Michael Doran was taking up dairying. The farmer from Duncormick, Co Wexford, was a well-k(...)

Sheep farmers have reported a spate of attacks on their flocks in recent weeks even before the lambing season gets into full swing this weekend. While(...)