The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs confirmed on Friday that the goose had tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza. File photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The second case of bird flu this year in Northern Ireland has been confirmed. The disease was detected in a wild greylag goose found in Lurgan Park, (...)

William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

The Thornton Hall site in north Dublin, close to the M50, was bought by the Prison Service in 2004 and has been vacant since. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s chronic housing crisis has shone a spotlight on vacant land across the State, with calls to tax owners of such sites to force the hands of d(...)

The 141-acre Thornton Hall site was the largest vacant site controlled by the State found in the course of our research. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 334 sites or buildings controlled by the Government are lying idle across the Republic. Research by The Irish Times shows that bodies falli(...)

Gone to the dogs: greyhound racing faces Brexit challenge

The Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester on Saturday will, despite its name, be a thoroughly Irish affair with Droopy’s Verve the 6/4 favo(...)

A Northern Ireland business grouping has urged the UK government to secure “free and frictionless trade” with the European Union. Photograph: iStock

A hundred organisations from across the UK’s food supply chain, along with some of Northern Ireland’s largest businesses, have warned the British prim(...)

Nicky Hartery: the new chairman of Horse Racing Ireland has been appointed on a five-year term. Photograph: Eric Luke

Businessman Nicky Hartery has been appointed the new chairman of Horse Racing Ireland. Hartery is chairman of the building materials company Cement(...)

Irish beef in China: “There is certainty in Ireland, and that’s the message we’re bringing,” said the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed. Photograph: EPA

Set atop a bed of green foliage, beside a pyramid of aubergines and carrots in a round refrigerated container, Irish beef made an auspicious debut at (...)

Competition for Chinese business is intense among European nations, and Ireland’s achievement is all the more remarkable when you consider the differences in staffing levels compared to some of our EU colleagues. Photograph: Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images

The recent success in securing approval for Irish beef imports into China was accomplished by hard work and astute negotiation by Ireland’s embassy in(...)

The Dublin Fire Brigade tackled two separate gorse fires in the Dublin mountains on Sunday and Monday

The Dublin Fire Brigade tackled two separate gorse fires in the Dublin mountains over the bank holiday weekend. Eight units attended the fires in Gle(...)

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