Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue said the quota loss for other member states was “considerably less” than that faced by Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson

EU member states have not “adequately respected” the principle of burdensharing in the loss of fish quotas post-Brexit and Ireland has been disproport(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and the Marine has been told that recent successes in increasing fish stocks could be reversed. File photograph: Getty

Fears have been raised over the potential for significant ecological damage to fishing grounds if a no-deal Brexit drives more EU boats away from UK w(...)

Mark McCauley, director of Forest Industries Ireland, told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture that contractors and hauliers have already lost their jobs because of the crisis. Photograph: Getty Images

Department of Agriculture delays in processing forestry licence appeals is costing jobs in the timber industry, politicians heard on Tuesday. The Oir(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

The Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Coursing Club have been asked to appear before the Oireachtas committee on agriculture next week to face quest(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. Image: iStock.

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. In separate st(...)

Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Betting the future of rural Ireland on ever-increasing production of beef and dairying is a “big gamble that is not sustainable, economically, sociall(...)

Many farmers,were considering whether it was worth sowing crops for 2018 such is the crisis, said the IFA. Photograph: iStock

A deepening income crisis for tillage farmers, devastated by low prices for a fifth year in a row and poor weather, requires a Government-backed plan,(...)

Ireland’s €11bn food sector has long been highlighted as highly vulnerable to Brexit, with more than half of the State’s food output going to the UK

The Government’s plan to nearly double the value of Ireland’s food output over the next decade may no longer be feasible because of Brexit, an Oireac(...)

Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh who has held the role since 2001 was recently reappointed despite considerably outlasting the seven-year term recommended by the Government. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The chairman of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has apologised for the process by which it lengthened the term of its chief executive in defiance of Govern(...)

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