Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

Milk supply: The European Commission  stressed that the measure did not signal a return to EU milk quotas which were abolished last year. Photograph: Getty

and EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has sanctioned a temporary reintroduction of cuts to milk production in the EU in response to falling price(...)

Ornua’s new Mitchelstown plant, which will be known as Kerrygold Park, places the co-op in direct competition with its members for the first time

Undaunted by the global slump in dairy, Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, has been on a major expansion drive. In the last 18 months, the group (...)

Milk supply: A glut in production, a slowdown in Chinese demand and Russia’s trade embargo have combined to create the worst dairy market slump in a decade. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than €800 million has been wiped off the value of Ireland’s dairy sector due to collapsing milk prices over the past two years. The Irish Cream(...)

Icos, the umbrella group for dairy co-ops, has devised a new scheme to shield farmers from commodity price volatility. The group’s “555” income stabi(...)

Irish Farmers’ Association  members protesting against CAP reforms outside Dubin Castle in 2013. While the IFA does not give detailed breakdowns of its income, sources suggests the levy generates between a third and a half of its €12.9 million income.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s funding model is what’s known as the “factory levy”. The tariff is collected(...)

According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, average milk prices here have fallen by 33 per cent to 28 cent per litre in the past 18 months.

Is the milk price rout finally coming to an end? The main global bellwethers are sending out mixed signals. According to data from the Milk Market Obs(...)

Belgian riot police face angry farmers during a European farmers protest rally near the European institutions in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU agriculture ministers agreed a €500 million aid package for farmers though stopped short of raising the intervention price for dairy products, p(...)

Phil Hogan: the EU’s agriculture commissioner will not attend due to illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of farmers are expected to descend on Brussels today as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry that has s(...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan expected to announce the advance on Monday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The European Commission is planning to fast-track €840 million in payments to Irish farmers as part of the series of measures to deal with collapsing(...)