Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Budget 2020 will come as a “profound disappointment” to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough(...)

A honeybee at hollyhock. Photograph: Michael Viney

Urban sprawl across the space of the natural world is not without redemption. Foxes prowl dustbins and dog bowls. Squirrels share peanut tubes with bi(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton  whose case will beheard in a Tipperary district  court next month: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The case of leading Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton, who is alleged to have had unlicensed animal medicines, is due to be heard in the district (...)