At the Coillte Nature launch: Gerry Murphy (left), managing director of Coillte Land Solutions, Minister of State for food, forestry and agriculture Andrew Doyle and Coillte chairwoman Bernie Gray. Photograph: Julien Behal

Nine commercial forests in the Dublin Mountains will be converted to primarily recreational and biodiversity use under the first project for Coillte N(...)

Officials said it was clear the problem of stray or unwanted horses has not gone away. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Local authorities do not have the sufficient professional and technical resources to deal with the increasing incidence of horse welfare issues, an Oi(...)

The man who located the sparrowhawk’s nest in the Leitrim forest said he had been a bird watcher for 50 years. File photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

The discovery of a sparrowhawk’s nest has led to the suspension of a tree felling operation at a 19 hectare Co Leitrim forestry plantation. Coillte h(...)

Prof Tom Curran, AgroCycle project co-ordinator and assistant professor in Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin with an ‘edible straw’ and drinking cup made from potato pulp. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Household food waste is under the spotlight recently, with current estimates that we waste up to one third of the food we buy (costing about €700 per (...)

Atlantic bluefin is the largest tuna; it can reach over 600kg and live for more than 30 years. Illustration: Michael Viney

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to (...)

 Brexit checkpoints under construction at Dublin Port. Photograph: James Forde

The State has spent almost €8 million buying land and developing properties at Dublin Port, Dublin airport and Rosslare Europort for border checks pos(...)

Skerries locals have devised a rota to protect their trees from Fingal County Council.

Residents of Skerries, north Co Dublin are maintaining a rota of protestors, who are on “chain saw patrol” and attempting to prevent the felling of ma(...)

Fine Gael MEPs Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly on the campaign trail in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Fine Gael is attempting to shore up its second European Parliament seat in Ireland South as Fianna Fáil aims to get two MEPs elected in the constituen(...)

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan, a campaigner against blood sports, raised issues about the reporting transparency of coursing events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Questions have been raised about the monitoring of hare coursing after a Department of Agriculture veterinary surgeon and a National Parks and Wildlif(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  ‘We appreciate and understand that the beef price is very low and the cost of production is now exceeding the price that farmers can get from the factories.’ Photograph: Collins

A €100 million aid package for Ireland’s beef farmers, jointly funded by the European Commission and the Government, will “flow to farmers in the next(...)

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