Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said farming prospects have never been so good. Photoraph: Collins Photos.

Prospects have never been so good for young farmers and others in agri-business, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has told the 70th anniversary (...)

Eddie Downey said farmer anger with the meat factories was ‘boiling over’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Farmers will hold a countrywide 24-hour protest outside meat factories on Monday to highlight their discontent with beef prices, said the Irish Farmer(...)

Figures from the Department of Agriculture suggest the State’s milk supply is currently 6.93 per cent over-quota

Ireland could be hit with a record €80 million fine for exceeding its milk quota this year if the current level of supply is not curtailed.With the EU(...)

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(...)

Dairy farmers need support at local and European level to deal with volatility in milk prices, IFA president Eddie Downey has told the association’s c(...)

Irepak’s Robert Doyle says Powerful Yogurt, a high-protein, fat-free product, will go on sale from mid-November.
New Innovators: Powerful Yogurt

Food products with added protein is a growing market within the international food industry. Now Kildare-based start-up, Irepak, is about to enter th(...)

‘Feirm’ presenter Jamie Costin (right), an Olympic athlete turned farmer, with Teagasc expert David Kenny from an episode of the six-part TG4 series.

TG4 is dipping its wellies into agricultural science from next week as a new six-part series called Feirm gets under way with a look at the dairy busi(...)

Pictured at the Precisiondairy launch were: Paddy Halton, True North Mapping, Prof Willie Donnelly, TSSG, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney, Dr Bernadette O’Brien, Teagasc, Prof Gerry Boyle, director Teagasc and Dr Frank O’Mara, director of research, Teagasc.

With the EU milk quota regime due to end in April 2015, Irish farmers will for the first time in more than a generation be able to produce as much mil(...)

Ireland is on its way to meeting its renewable electricity target. However, chances of reaching the goal for transport and heat are not looking so good. Photographs: David O’Brien, Thinkstock

Many bioenergy researchers around Ireland have had to become policy experts as they attempt to navigate the complex world of regulation and legisla(...)

According to predictions from the World Health Organisation, depression is set to become the number one global health problem by 2030. Photograph: iStock

Mental health isn’t an in-vogue fixture on most healthy lifestyle advice columns. You can’t get a personal trainer to dissect your mind’s movements(...)