Farmers block Cormac Healy from Meat Industry Ireland from entering the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for ameeting of the beef taskforce. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.

The first meeting of the newly established beef taskforce, set up as part of negotiations to end farmer protests around the country, was immediately (...)

Getting set for Brexit: Paschal Donohoe has earmarked €1.2 billion to prepare for Brexit with just three weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the EU. File photograph: Getty

A Brexit preparation package valued at €1.2 billion has been announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. This will be in addition to funding (...)

Some of the €40 million for tourism will be used to advertise in Britain key attractions like the Cliffs of Moher .

A €650 million fund will be made immediately available to prop up the agriculture, enterprise and tourism sectors in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Mi(...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

Competing land use, including an expansion in dairy farming, has been cited as a reason for a deficit in activity. Photograph: iStock

Efforts to increase tree planting in Ireland, a key component of climate change mitigation, have fallen short of targets by thousands of hectares of l(...)

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(...)

Agreement had been reached between meat industry representatives and farm organisations on a two strand agreement for the reform of the Irish beef sector, the Minister for Agriculture has said. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

An agreement to end the beef dispute has been reached following marathon talks at the Department of Agriculture. Minister for Agriculture Michael Cre(...)

EU rules dictate that compulsory physical checks must take place on live animals. at border inspection posts.

The availability of veterinary services will be undermined after Brexit as the Government is not prepared for the burden of extra inspections at the S(...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, pictured last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Blockades of beef processing plants were said to be increasing on Friday despite the arrangement of new talks next week aimed at resolving the dispute(...)

Glyphosate is cleared for use in the EU until December 2022. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is unlikely to follow Germany and other EU countries in banning use of the weed killer glyphosate– the subject of billion-dollar US lawsuits o(...)

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