The Health and Safety Authority has defended its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child under seven in the cab of a tractor or agricultural vehicle

The Health and Safety Authority has criticised the negative response from the farming community to its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child un(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)

Teagasc members at the launch of the Economic Returns to Formal Agricultural Education report at the National Botanic Gardens.(L-R) Tony Pettit,  Prof Cathal O’Donoghue,  Prof Gerry Boyle,  and Dr Kevin Heanue. Photograph: John T Ohle

Agricultural education gives a far higher rate of return to the individual and the State than other post-secondary education, new research from Teaga(...)

Dom Moran, secretary general of the Department of Agriculture with Minister Simon Coveney and Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc, at the National Dairy Conference.  Photograph: John T Ohle

The ending of the milk quota regime next March will be the most important and exciting development to hit rural Ireland in a generation, the Minister(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

Livestock farmers at the start of a 48-hour protest about the price of beef to farmers outside Kepak in Clonee, Co Meath, last weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentIt would be easy - and maybe even understandable - for most Irish consumers outside of the farming community(...)

Henry Burns, national livestock chair IFA, and Eddie Downey (centre-right), president IFA, at the 48-hour protest outside Kepak in Clonee. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Beef farmers who began a two-day protest outside the headquarters of Kepak in Co Meath, say they “have nothing to lose” in their dispute with processo(...)

Dr David Mckeown, based at UCD is using maths to control space rocket vibrations

Science is about asking questions, and then by figuring out answers we can solve some of life’s great mysteries and problems. Some of the questions Ir(...)

Farmers demonstrate outside the Meadow Meats plant in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Thousands of farmers assembled at 30 meat plants across the country in support of the IFA’s 24-hour beef-price protest. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A number of 24-hour protests by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) outside 30 meat factories throughout the Republic concerning cattle prices have e(...)

Farmers protest outside the Meadow Meats plant in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Thousands of farmers assembled at 30 meat plants across the country in support of the IFA’s 24-hour beef price protest. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers Association has strongly defended its 24-hour protests about cattle prices outside 30 meat factories throughout the Republic(...)