Mary Casey with a photograph of her father, Jack McCann,  who was killed in an IRA attack on a customs post in 1972. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Mary Casey remembers how her father Jack gave pocket money to the children to buy sweets when he came home in his lorry to Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. “Da(...)

Farmers participating in the ‘Smart Farming’ voluntary programme reduced emissions by 9 per cent and saved an average of €7,170 a year, the EPA said.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

A growing number of Irish farmers want to participate in “Smart Farming” which aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency, according to th(...)

The group established to monitor reform at the Department of Justice has come out in strong support of a controversial proposal to create an independe(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

The Department of Agriculture stressed  these reports “do not appear to have any immediate significance for Irish hares:.

The Department of Agriculture has said there will be increased vigilance throughout Ireland after reports of the death of large numbers of brown hare(...)

About 90 per cent of lamb produced in Northern Ireland is exported.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A leading Northern Ireland sheep farmer has urged the DUP to be “pragmatic” and “flexible” in its negotiations after one of its MPs acknowledged that (...)

Joe Ahern, owner Fána Tree Nursery, Ballyhooly, north Cork, surveys the damage caused by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The owner of a tree nursery business in Co Cork has said it will take a decade to build his stock back up to what it was before storm Ophelia devastat(...)

Irish Bookmakers Association  chief executive Sharon Byrne predicted the betting tax increase will close 300 shops with the loss of 1,500 jobs.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing will benefit by an extra €3.2 million after Tuesday’s budget, taking its allocation under the Horse & Greyhound Fund to €67.2 million(...)

In recent years racing’s regulator has endured repeated blows to its reputation when it comes to doping.

If 2019 does prove to be the birth of a brave new anti-doping dawn for Irish racing then 2018’s labour pangs still won’t be easily forgotten. So far (...)

One of the dogs found on Seamus Looby’s Co Limerick farm. Photograph: ISPCA

A Limerick man has been fined €1,150 for causing unnecessary suffering to dogs and having the unburied carcasses of two dogs and one puppy on his prop(...)

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