Rob Kearney, Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the  National Dairy Council, and Minister for Agriculture Simon  Coveney at the launc h of National Dairy Week.

Irish people should practise what they preach by consuming dairy products as we currently export 90 per cent of what we produce, Minister for Agricult(...)

NDC chief Zoe Kavanagh: “How do you make sure that we have mechanisms in place to ensure that we are operating to the highest standards rather than depending on the weakest link?”

Food scares, price volatility and the power of supermarket chains are among the key challenges facing the dairy industry after the milk quota regime i(...)

Victor Carswell with Lochlan and Finley at home in Lenaderg, Co Down. “At the start [of the course] they weren’t too keen to go,” says Victor. It turned out to be absolutely brilliant, he says now. Photograph: Paul McCambridge / Harrison Photography

The giving of treats was one habit that Victor Carswell decided to address after attending a healthy lifestyle course with his two sons, 10-year-ol(...)

 Griff and Garreth Jones from Wales at the Classic section at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

If you feel like chewing on some crickets, blinging up your wellies or indulging in a spot of pole climbing then there is only one place to be this we(...)

High milk consumption does not increase the risk of heart disease and type2 diabetes “and indeed may provide benefit”, a conference on milk and nutrition was told this evening.

High milk consumption does not increase the risk of heart disease and type2 diabetes “and indeed may provide benefit”, a conference on milk and nutrit(...)

Siobhán Talbot: “Like many working mothers I’ve juggled the camogie match and the meeting and the travel. It’s about planning.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Some people become passionate when they talk about music or sport. Siobhán Talbot’s eyes light up when she talks about finance. Glanbia’(...)

Dairy farmer of the year Edward Fitzgerald with his father Michael and ashling the Cow on his farm in Kilmallock.

Edward Fitzgerald loves his job. Really loves it. This makes it slightly easier for him to bound out of bed when his alarm goes off at 5.30am.He is a (...)

Flag-waving Northern Irish cows aside, the NDC should prepare for spilled milk before this particular debate is over. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Is milk produced by cows in Coleraine less Irish than milk produced by their counterparts in Cork? Are Northern cows’ technically producing British mi(...)

Following the 2011 raid, IFA president John Bryan accused the authority of ignoring the “substantial margins” on milk enjoyed by retailers and the lack of competition in the grocery market. Photograph: David Sleator

The Competition Authority is understood to be considering taking legal action against the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) arising out of an investiga(...)

Aurivo’s prices are audited annually by KPMG and published as part of an industry-wide review. Green Pastures and Natural Dairies do not take part in this.

One of two dairy processors involved in a High Court action over milk supplies has hit back at claims it is using the milk quota system to force a com(...)