Dog owner Noreen O’Mahony holds the disputed urn of her dog Emily at Macroom District Court, Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A 68-year-old vet has been cleared of trying to obtain money by deception after he charged a woman for the cremation of her dog only for her to discov(...)

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy (above) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over executive pay. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over e(...)

Newly elected IFA president Joe Healy celebrates with his family. Photograph: Eoin Burke-Kennedy

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Joe Healy has pledged to rebuild trust within the organisation following a string of d(...)

Galway candidate Joe Healy: playing the outsider’s card at hustings.

Having endured some of its worst times in its history over the last six months, the Irish Farmers’ Association will today hope to begin to close an un(...)

  IFA National Livestock chairman Henry Burns: two recent polls give Joe Healy  a narrow lead  for IFA president over Mr Burns, the hierarchy’s preferred candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members cancelled their subs in the wake of last year’s pay debacle – nowhere near the rever(...)

File image of IFA members protesting at beef prices.  On left with green coat is Henry Burns, who is running as presidential candidate for the association.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of farmers begin voting tonight to elect the next president and deputy president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). The elections fol(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane. Photograph: Alan Betson

He who wields the knife never wears the crown, or so it seems for Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane, the whistleblower at the centre of the pay controve(...)

The IFA’s Carlow chairman, Derek Deane, failed to get the required backing of at least six county executives ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for nominations, ruling him out of the race.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association officer who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary claims he has be(...)

Derek Deane: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

The whistleblower at the centre of the pay controversy within the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has made a last-minute bid to contest the associati(...)