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(...)

Rosanna Davison: ‘gluten in food should be avoided’.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2003, Rosanna Davison was crowned the world’s most beautiful woman when she won Miss World. By 2012, with dad Chris de Burgh’s blessing, Davison(...)

Simon Coveney is also getting it in the neck for over-hyping the potential of the US beef market. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Dairy farmers have spent the last two years ramping up production ahead of the ending of milk quotas. Egged on by Government, they’ve expanded herd nu(...)

 Lidl and Aldi face growing pressure to pay milk suppliers in the Republic more after they last week agreed to pay UK farmers  a minimum of 28p a litre, up from an average of 23p. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have failed to specify whether they will pay increased prices to milk suppliers in the Republic following similar (...)

Former minister for education Ruairí Quinn drew up proposals which would have seen assets above a certain threshold be considered in means-testing. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reform of the student grant scheme has been on the education agenda for decades, but successive governments have shied away from taking action, the Fi(...)

Dairy farmers have warned they are facing a “state of emergency” because of the collapse in milk prices over the past year

German retailer Aldi and British chain Morrisons have agreed to increase the price they pay to British suppliers for milk, bowing to pressure from dai(...)

Protesting dairy farmers brought chaos to a Stafford Asda store when they marched two cows to the dairy produce area. Photograph: Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press

About €1 billion will be drained from the Irish economy this year as a result of falling milk prices, the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association ((...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: Calls for an urgent increase in the EU intervention price for milk to avert a full-blown crisis in rural Ireland. Photograph: Darragh Kane.

Irish dairy farmers are bracing themselves for further falls in milk prices amid fears the current market slump may drive many out of the industry. T(...)