Farmers led by IFA president Eddie Downey (front left) and IFA national livestock chairman Henry Burns  at the Department of Agriculture yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

There were chaotic scenes at the Department of Agriculture in Dublin yesterday as angry protesters blockaded the entrance and staged a sit-in protest (...)

The Government  plans to bring high-speed broadband to close to a million homes and businesses in more than 1,000 towns and villages across rural Ireland

The Government’s plan to bring high-speed broadband to close to a million homes and businesses in more (...)

The Irish Farmers’ Associationsays that most of the caged salmon were suffocated in the crush. However, a group opposed to fish farm expansion  claims it is Ireland’s “largest single salmon farm escape”

Up to 230,000 farmed salmon may have been lost off the west Cork coast in one of the nine recent Atlantic storms. (...)

Wicklow TD Simon Harris: to contest the European elections for Fine Gael. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Wicklow TD Simon Harris will be Fine Gael’s third candidate for the Ireland South constituency in the European elections. Mr(...)

Fine Gael’s John Deasy. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s European elections strategy has been dealt another blow as a prominent TD seen as a potential MEP candidate by party strategists ha(...)

Former  Irish Farmers’ Association president John Bryan has decided against contesting the European elections. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael is leaving the door open to former Irish Farmers’ Association president John Bryan running for the party in future, even though he has decid(...)

John Bryan expected to seek nomination in South constituency which takes in Munster and parts of Leinster

Outgoing farmers’ leader John Bryan is set to contest the European elections in May as a Fine Gael candidate. Mr Bryan is expected to announce shortl(...)

Mmmm, sausages... But are they as Irish as they profess to be?

Some bacon producers have been accused by the Irish Farmers Association of confusing consumers by using labels that suggest they are using Irish pigme(...)

Jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca (mauve stingers), which have been abundant from Dingle to Donegal in recent weeks. Photograph: Declan Quigley

Up to 20,000 farmed salmon have been lost due to a jellyfish “bloom” off Clare island, Co Mayo.Aquaculture company Marine Harvest has said the losses (...)

A leading marine biologist has said the “jury is still out” on whether there has been a significant multiplication of jellyfish in Irish waters this y(...)