In May, it emerged 23 common European buzzards  were   poisoned with carbofuran. Photograph:  Frank Miller

“Carbofuran has the unpleasant distinction of being so hazardous to wildlife, that it simply cannot be regulated or managed accordingly without mortal(...)

Ammonia gas – a nitrogen-based compound – is released during slurry spreading

Going vegan, buying organic, eating locally produced meat and dairy are all seen as ways consumers can help protect the environment, boost animal welf(...)

The price of timber likely to increase 6-8 per cent in September, it has been predicted. Photograph: iStock

Fears of job losses in forestry are growing as industry figures say that enough timber to build up to 50,000 homes is caught in a two-year planning lo(...)

‘Irish grass-fed beef’ could be destined for a special EU status.

“Irish grass-fed beef” and Achill Island Sea Salt could be destined for elevated status as designated EU foods with special protection from pale imita(...)

Industry figures say the slow progress in dealing with appeals delays timber production for up to two years. Photograph:   Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Objectors have, over the past week, stalled production of enough timber to build about 5,000 homes, it has emerged. It now looks increasingly likely (...)

The Migrant Rights Centre claims there are more than 15, 300 workers in the meat sector, of which 58% are migrant workers. File photograph: Getty

Why are meat plants so problematic when it comes to Covid-19 spread? Hard lessons of the coronavirus pandemic strongly indicate spread of the virus h(...)

 The changes follow a number of recommendations made as part of a review of investigations and prosecutions within the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Agriculture has denied downgrading its investigations division despite the number of investigators working in it being reduced from (...)

The judge said  it could be argued that the director’s dismissal resulted from him having made a protected disclosure. Photograph: iStock

The High Court has ruled that a food company must continue the contract of employment of a director who made protected disclosures about alleged wrong(...)

A Garda spokesman said it has no role in enforcing the pub guidelines as they are not penal provisions under the emergency coronavirus legislation passed in April.

The restrictions on newly reopened pubs will be monitored by hundreds of health-and-safety inspectors and Fáilte Ireland staff but premises will face (...)

Brittas Bay beach in Co Wicklow on Monday, the hottest day of the year so far. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Monday was the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures exceeding 27 degrees in the west of the country. Temperatures reached 27.1 degrees in(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »