Villagers in Kololo in Kirandango district. Photograph: Fionn McCann Photography

On a sweaty afternoon in a facility about an hour north of Ugandan capital Kampala, Richie Rugaya and his colleagues are busy showing off their coffee(...)

Enterprise Ireland hosted an innovation arena for the sixth year at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Collins

Technology capable of recognising individual cows, a portable diagnostic kit for vets, an automated livestock feeding system and a quick-fix solution (...)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Irish embassy in Kampala

There are significant opportunities for Irish companies in Uganda, the country’s minister for trade Amelia Kyambadde has said on a visit to Ireland. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tries his hand at ploughing with Colman Cogan and his two horses Ned and Ted from Sligo during the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Wellies and raincoats have always been treated as necessary attire when visiting the National Ploughing Championships in September. But not this year.(...)

Ploughnew sized

Which way to The Ploughing? “Turn right and follow the signpost for the Fighting Cocks.” This sounded promising. The organisers must have had high h(...)

Micron Agritech: (From left) Daniel Izquierdo Hijazi, Jose Lopez Escobar, Tara McElligott and Sean Smith

Starting out from a college project, four product-design students from Technological College Dublin have created a device aimed at reducing antim(...)

Anna May McHugh poses at the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh,  Co Carlow. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The only clouds on the horizon on the second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow came in the shape of Brexit and beef, and were i(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  visits the Global Ireland marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Those involved in negotiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are effectively “writing history”, and missteps made now will be felt (...)

Beef Plan Movement co-chairs Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An end to the beef dispute may be in sight with the prospect of blockades on six factories being lifted on Wednesday evening. Protesters outside Dawn(...)

 President Michael D Higgins visited the Ploughing this afternoon to officially open the event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The biggest farming event of the year saw some 102,500 people descend on Co Carlow on Tuesday for the first day of the annual National Ploughing Champ(...)

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