Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to reverse the steep increase in stamp duty for non-residential land specifically for a small group of farmers inheriting land from their parents.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to reverse the steep increase in stamp duty for non-residential land for a small group of farmers inher(...)

IFA chairman Angus Woods and  IFA president Joe Healy during a protest outside the EU Commission in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) report on the “weak flesh” meat scandal in Brazil has confirmed the European Commission was “misled”, accordin(...)

Many farmers,were considering whether it was worth sowing crops for 2018 such is the crisis, said the IFA. Photograph: iStock

A deepening income crisis for tillage farmers, devastated by low prices for a fifth year in a row and poor weather, requires a Government-backed plan,(...)

  Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation  Frances Fitzgerald with  Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon     at the Robotics and Drives stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Offaly. Photograph:  Karl Hussey/Fennells

What would you do with an extra two days off per week? This was the question posed to Irish dairy farmers this week by Dutch agri-robotics company Le(...)

Bord na Móna has committed to exiting the business of peat supply for power-generation by 2030

Semi-State energy company Bord na Móna wants to invest up to €60 million in a proposed new wood pellet plant in the US state of Georgia that could be (...)

Human beings don’t like uncertainty. Uncertainty is the farmer’s companion.

When I read recently of what was described as a silent epidemic of suicide among French farmers I was struck by the thought that, to many of us, the i(...)

Senior members of the Cork Irish Farmers Association are opposed to the proposed boundary extension of Cork city. Pictured are (from left to - right) Corney Buckley, West Cork IFA county chairman; Harold Kingston, Cork Central IFA county chairman; and Billy Cotter, North Cork IFA county chairman. Photograph:  Robert Bateman

The Irish Farmers Association has criticised a proposal to allow Cork city expand into the county. It says the move would have a detrimental impact o(...)

Photograph: Reuters

Fears of a milk price war sparked protests by dairy farmers from across Ireland in Co Laois on Wednesday. Irish Farmers Association (IFA) milk produ(...)

Seanad committee told implications of Brexit for farmers and for the food and agriculture sectors are “frightening”

Limerick dairy supplier Dansko Foods generated a 58 per cent increase in profits last year. The company, which specialises in butter and cheese, said(...)

Minister Michael Ring with Aisling Maguire (11) from Ardee, Co Louth, with her dogs Millie  and Fudge, and Coleen O’Neill (14) from Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, with her dog Missy at the   show. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

There was still a “long way to go” to fully deliver on Government commitments to improve the lives of people living and working in rural Ireland, but (...)