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The move is necessary if Ireland is to meet demanding agricultural emission reduction targets for 2030, entrepreneur Michael Earls told Oireachtas committee. Photograph: iStock

An emissions reduction fund, with up to €40 million allocated annually to support proven ways to reduce methane arising on Irish farms, should be int(...)

File photo of Davy Russell. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Davy Russell had to make do with minor honours on his long-awaited return to action at Downpatrick. The Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National-winn(...)

The chief executive of Leopardstown has admitted a crowd of 1,000 is likely for Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The chief executive of Leopardstown racecourse is holding out hope that up to 5,000 people might be allowed attend Irish Champions Weekend although he(...)

Bobbie co-founders Laura Modi and Sarah Hardy

An Irish co-founded start-up that has developed a healthier baby formula for the North American market has raised $15 million (€12.4 million) in inves(...)

Blue tits rely on a steady supply of caterpillars on which to feed their young chicks in spring, and this requires co-ordinated timing. Photograph: iStock

For nature, timing is everything. The return of swallows and cuckoos marks the start of summer. These charismatic African migrants get all the attenti(...)

A draft agri-food strategy to 2030 commits to a 10 per cent cut in biogenic methane over the next 10 years, but does not set a target on reducing livestock numbers – the sector’s main source of carbon emissions. Image: iStock.

A strategy for the redirection of Irish agriculture and food production over the next decade strongly backs further expansion through Ireland becoming(...)

The stakes could not be higher for the remaining members of the Department of Agriculture’s Agri-Food 2030 Committee, following the withdrawal of the Environmental Pillar. Photograph: Getty

On the morning of February 25th, Karen Ciesielski, co-ordinator of the Environmental Pillar (EP), joined a virtual meeting of the Department of Agric(...)

Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in 2008 in New York.

Neil Young has sold half of the rights to his song catalogue to Hipgnosis, in the same week the publishing house has acquired catalogues by former Fle(...)

Appian Asset Management’s non-executive director Pat Cox,  its chairman Eugene McCague and its chief executive Patrick Lawless. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Dublin-based investment group Appian Asset Management said on Thursday it is to be acquired by UK-based specialist alternative asset manager Gresham H(...)

Dee Forbes, RTÉ director general

RTÉ’s finances have improved so much in recent weeks that the broadcaster is now expecting to end the year in a close to break-even position, accordin(...)

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