Beef cattle on the grass in Kilkenny

Ireland has long prided itself on its credentials as a producer of natural, wholesome food. Kerrygold’s international success was underpinned by image(...)

More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled this week in an effort to manage its size. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled in what the Office of Public Works (OPW) said was an effort to manage its si(...)

Tote turnover at Leopardstown’s recent four day Christmas festival fell by almost a million euro on the previous year to €1,606,297.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A ban on betting on horse racing in Israel has been blamed for an alarming slide in Tote betting in recent months. Last year the Israeli government a(...)

It was not clear how the lion escaped the area that was supposed to be locked. File photograph: Getty Images

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife conservatory after it got loose from a locked space, the centre in North Carolina said. Alexandra Black (2(...)

Wicklow accounts for over a third of all deer shot by licensed hunters in Ireland in the last hunting season, and a high concentration of deer in certain areas has been linked to outbreaks of TB.  Photograph: Wild Deer Association of Ireland

Plans to cull possibly thousands of wild deer in Co Wicklow are to be stepped up next month with the setting-up of teams to police animal populations (...)

Joe Parker standing on his farm in Blacklion, Co Cavan.   Part of his farm is on the other side of Lough MacNean in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Photograph:  Andrew Paton

Farmer Joe Parker drives at quite a lick, slicing through the narrow country roads that straddle the Border between Fermanagh and Cavan. It’s a strugg(...)

The milk from 120 cows on PJ McMonagle’s farm near Raphoe, Co Donegal, crosses the Border twice before reaching shops across the State. PJ suppli(...)

Cautionary tale: Michael Cohen is the United States’ credulousness in extremis, its ugly bargains writ large. Illustration: Ben Wiseman/New York Times

Michael Cohen put his chips on, and faith in, someone who didn’t deserve it. He was dazzled. He was entertained. He wanted a patron. He needed a guide(...)

Algae on a tree in Moninea Bog in Co Fermanagh, where lichen and sphagnum moss were killed by ammonia.
The trouble with ammonia

In 2007, Mark Sutton, an environmental physicist, decided to visit Moninea Bog in Co Fermanagh. This bouncy, wet, raised bog had always been packed wi(...)

Theresa May (L) shakes hands with Angela Merkel ahead of talks at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

British prime minister Theresa May will travel to Dublin on Wednesday as her efforts to save her floundering Brexit deal continue. Having postponed a(...)

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