The Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned that nobody should underestimate the importance of EU supports on the North’s rural economy. Photograph: iStock

Farmers in the North could stand to gain millions of pounds in EU payments if the value of sterling weakens further gains the euro over this month. T(...)

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ivor Ferguson said the figures must be a “wake-up call’ in the Brexit context. Photograph: Cliff Donaldson

Farm incomes fell in Northern Ireland last year by nearly £8,000 (€9,181) a farm to just over £26,000, the latest official figures show. The North’s (...)

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(...)

Nearly 400,000 tyres were burned in recycling facilities in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Photograph: iStock

The Stormont administration in Northern Ireland is struggling to deal with millions of tonnes of illegally dumped waste, thousands of incidents of fly(...)

 President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union Barclay Bell: “If we went out with a very negative message at the moment, farmers would be in despair.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Barclay Bell, who farms 200 acres near Rathfriland in Co Down, received several telephone calls on the Friday morning after the Brexit referendum resu(...)