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(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has urged farming families to think about the dangers around their farms

The latest death of a child in a farm accident brings to five the number of children killed in farm-related accidents this year. Some 23 people hav(...)

Crowds at the Ploughing: A new plan to tackle the theft of farm machinery was announced  at the National Ploughing Championships.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A new plan to tackle the theft of farm machinery was announced by interim Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and the Irish Farmers’ Association at (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with “Bud and Michael” during the Horse Ploughing Competition at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships was described as “the most beloved rendezvous in Ireland’s rural calendar” when President Michael D Higgins opene(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O Reilly: the process could have “a significant impact” on the lives of EU citizens.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened a public consultation process on the EU-US trade deal negotiations, arguing that the process could have “(...)

Keystone: frogs’ offspring play a key role in the food chain. Illustration: Michael Viney

‘What good are frogs?” It had all the spin of a googly. (This from cricket: a ball from a right-arm leg-spin bowler, out of the back of his hand; othe(...)

InterTradeIreland’s technology transfer programme, called Fusion, works through companies discussing a specific business need with InterTradeIreland, which then identifies potential university or college partners with the required expertise to address that need

Fusion is InterTradeIreland’s all-island technology transfer programme, aimed at helping businesses improve profitability by partnering them with a th(...)

Farming orgaisations welcomed Phil Hogan’s appointment as agriculture commissioner while Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív urged him to tackle the current beef crisis.

There was universal welcome from farm organisations and farming figures for Phil Hogan’s appointment as EU commissioner for agriculture and rural affa(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: IFA president Eddie Downey says Mr Coveney’s involvement essential to ensure genuine progress made between farmers and meat factories. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Farmers have urged Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to remain centrally involved in efforts to resolve the crisis in the beef sector.Speaking b(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met representatives of Meat Industry Ireland, the Ibec body representing meat processors, last night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Irish beef producers received €9 million less for cattle than their UK counterparts between June and August, according to research by the Irish Cream(...)