JP O’Brien is the owner  of Little Collins Dispensary in Galway city,  where  €10,000 worth of plant produce was confiscated last week. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Garda and Customs have launched a crackdown on shops and cafes selling cannabis derivatives in recent weeks with owners facing the possibility of leng(...)

Speaking ahead of this week’s meetings, IFA president John Bryan said a mandatory minimum payment for all farmers would be “hugely damaging” for Irish agriculture. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney arrived in Luxembourg last night ahead of a series of key meetings this week at which final agreement on the re(...)