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(...)

The National Ploughing Championships begin on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farm output has jumped by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, driven by the lifting of milk quotas in Europe, a new Central Bank study has revealed.(...)

Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands. Photograph: Chris Hill

The results of an innovative project aimed at preserving the unique biodiversity and tourism appeal of the Aran Islands will be presented at a two-day(...)

Changes to Employment Permit Regulations will make it easier for meat processors to source an additional 500 workers from outside EU and EEA. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

An additional 500 work permits have been approved for meat plant workers from outside the European Union. The move follows on from a pilot scheme int(...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

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