Electric Picnic 2019. This year almost 70,000 people were expected to attend. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

This year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, has been cancelled by its organisers due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement posted(...)

Body & Soul: Ticket agents will contact customers about refunds. Photograph: Allen Kiely

The Government’s announcement that is is extending a ban on mass licensed gatherings of more than 5,000 people until the end of August has resulted in(...)

Future Ticketing customers include the National Ploughing Championships.

Profits at Irish ticketing software specialist Future Ticketing topped €250,000 last year, the latest figures show. Tullamore, Co Offaly-based Future(...)

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(...)

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