Farmers Union

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 Beef farmer Angus Woods on his farm in Co Wicklow:  “We have this huge market right on our doorstep . . . we have been supplying if for hundreds of years and now we could end up with a scenario that we might not have free access into that market.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the pasture lands of Co Wicklow, the Woods farm has passed down through three generations. It is, says its owner Angus Woods, a typical family oper(...)

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 atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May faced mainly hostile questions in the House of Commons. Photograph: Parliament TV handout via Reuters

Theresa May will visit Belfast on Tuesday in an attempt to win public support in Northern Ireland for her Brexit deal, which the Democratic Unionist P(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. “There has been much comment on the DUP forsaking its image as the party of business but that was always an affectation with little evidence of voter appeal.” Photograph: Tom Honan

The falling out between the DUP and Northern Ireland’s business community over the past week has been a wonder to behold and a genuinely novel develop(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Conference in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has vowed to stick to her contentious draft European Union divorce deal ahead of an “intense week of negotiations”.(...)

Northern Ireland fans. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In Colum McCann’s novel TransAtlantic, in the the section on senator George Mitchell and his role in the build-up to the Belfast Agreement, Mitchell ((...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

Criminal gangs have targeted machinery and livestock on Northern Ireland farms, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A rise in rural crime cost the Northern Ireland economy an estimated £2.6 million (€2.9 million) last year, latest figures show. A new rural crime re(...)

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(...)

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