International cooperation is urgently needed to tackle the global challenge posed by climate change and food security. Photograph: iStock

Ten new research projects aimed at developing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture and forestry and improve national GH(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says her office aims to spend its additional €4 million allocated in Budget 2018 to recruit up to 40 new emp(...)

 Food and nutrition systems are under pressure due to compounded effects of population growth, urbanisation, migration, resource scarcity, and climate change. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 90 delegates from 21 countries around the world attended the Euragri Conference in Teagasc’s facility in Ashtown, Dublin, last month. Euragr(...)

 Liam Kavanagh, MD, The Irish Times presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017 which took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Irish firm Kastus, which has developed a pioneering antimicrobial coating which kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bacteria and superbugs such as E.Coli (...)

Animal welfare: pigs like edible, chewable, investigable and manipulable diversions. Illustration: Michael Viney

To watch Adam Henson, my favourite farmer, on BBC’s Countryfile, giving a scratch to the belly of his favourite sow is sometimes to speculate about ho(...)

Farming: a fast-changing sector

There may be clouds on the horizon because of Brexit, but the majority of farmers who attended the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly this (...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “We export 90 per cent of our beef, 50 per cent of that goes to the UK market, 45 per cent goes on to the European market, but half of that uses the UK as a land bridge to go to the European market.” Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Bad weather is always a worry at the National Ploughing Championships but this year a particularly large storm cloud is hanging over the event – in th(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Environmentalism and responding to climate change cannot remain the sole responsibility of the Green Party and must become an integral part of all gov(...)

Obesity increases the risk of development of several clinical conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Photograph:  Pozarik/Getty Images

Research into the impact of whey on people’s diets could play a major role in the battle against the global obesity epidemic. The research team, led b(...)

Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)