Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation , addresses delegates at the  opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Ireland should be the torchbearer for finding innovative ways to feed the world in a sustainable way, EU commissioner for research, science and inno(...)

Great lake: mayflies’ sudden emergence from the water and nuptial swarmings have signalled the launch of anglers eager to catch trout with imitation mayflies of their own. Illustration: Michael Viney

The mayflies that dance above the lakes of late spring are of the insect order called Ephemeroptera: they hatch, fly, mate, lay eggs on the water and (...)

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(...)

 Alf McGlew and Andrew Purcell with Minister of State Ged Nash and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, participants in a Teagasc farm safety walk on their farm at Grangebellew, Co Louth. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Minister for Agriculture has vowed that this year will mark a turning point for farm safety after the loss of 30 lives in farm deaths last year.Si(...)

Prof Cathal O’Donoghue’s team at Teagasc helps farmers analyse which aspects of their activity are profitable

The wide range of economic research and modelling carried out by Teagasc plays a significant role in supporting the growth of the Irish agri-food s(...)

Niall OCarroll – he insisted there was no apostrophe in his surname – played a leading role in developing Irish forestry. In his early years he pionee(...)

Teagasc’s indicated its dairy expansion service would be up and running before the end of May. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Teagasc is setting up a national service which will offer technical and financial planning advice to farmers who wish to expand following the abolitio(...)

Leaders of the dairy industry gathered at the Department of Agriculture for a dairy-filled breakfast to mark the end of the milk quota regime with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

Leaders of the dairy industry gathered at the Department of Agriculture for a dairy-filled breakfast to mark the end of the milk quota regime with Min(...)

Official figures show the State’s milk supply was more than 5 per cent over-quota at the end of February  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irish farmers are now certain to be stung with a record fine of up to €80 million for exceeding the State’s milk quota this year.With Europe’s long-st(...)

“Investing in a dairy expansion operation takes a lot of money; and if you don’t manage your budgets, when you have a fodder crisis you can’t feed your animals”

Farmers who do not take financial planning seriously could lose their farms if they run into difficult times, the State agricultural agency Teagasc h(...)