Rosanna Davison is a qualified naturopathic nutritionist and a vegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Model and former Miss World Rosanna Davison has been criticised by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association for encouraging people to drop dairy(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met representatives of Meat Industry Ireland, the Ibec body representing meat processors, last night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Irish beef producers received €9 million less for cattle than their UK counterparts between June and August, according to research by the Irish Cream(...)

A rally outside the Dáil  protests about the proposed  changes to the Leader scheme, centralising control of rural development in new local government structures. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Up to 2,500 people from across the State protested outside Leinster House today at plans to change the way a key rural development fund is managed.(...)

The controversy over plans by Eirgrid to erect pylons across the country is just another example of the way the State is abandoning rural Ireland, John Comer president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association has said.   Photograph: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch /Bloomberg

The controversy over plans by Eirgrid to erect pylons across the country is just another example of the way the State is abandoning rural Ireland, Joh(...)

Speaking in Brussels yesterday evening, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the agreement represents a “hugely significant development in the history of the Cap”.

The Irish presidency of the European Council reached agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy yesterday, paving the way for the most sign(...)

27/02/2013 News IFA dairy protestFarmers and IFA members Larry Hannon (left) from Kildare and Donal Murphy from Wexford among IFA  Liquid Milk Farmers protested in Dublin's Grafton Street yesterday giving out free milk to passerbys as they drew attention to the fact that they are going broke because of the proces they are being paid for supplying milk. They are  seeking an extra 8% / L of the average retail price to be paid back to them. They currently get 33 cent a litre on average. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / THE IRISH TIMES Keywords : milk dairy farmer agriculture cow protest

Irish farming groups gave a cautious welcome to an agreement on the single farm payment reached last night in Brussels, as part of a radical re(...)