Smart farming involves  the use of new technologies for more environmentally-friendly practices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Harold Kingston, who runs a dairy farm in Courtmacsharry, Co Cork, with 160 cattle, is typical of the new generation of smart farmers, who have adjust(...)

Harold Kingston farming in Courtmacsherry, Cork: Irish farmers are playing a leading role   in addressing the climate challenge. Photograph: Donal O’Leary

Global methane emissions arising from agriculture are considerably larger than previously estimated, a US study on carbon emissions generated by lives(...)

The River Shannon at Athlone: With only half of all Irish rivers and lakes deemed to be in a healthy state, environmental groups have called for a more robust approach to stopping water pollution and to preventing deterioration in pristine waters.

With only half of all Irish rivers and lakes deemed to be in a healthy state, environmental groups have called for a more robust approach to stopping (...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan: said Europeans want farmers to do more to protect the environment. Photograph: Romain Perrocheau/AFP/Getty Images

The main goals of the European Union’s agriculture policy should be helping farmers and protecting the environment, a consultation process on the futu(...)

Wales’ players celebrate at the end of their Euro 2016 quarter-final defeat of Belgium at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille on Friday. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty.

Having clearly spent their money well in their country’s good times, the Icelandic FA will now get another chance to invest in the future of football (...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Pat Smith is extremely saddened at the events of the past week, which has left many families hurt, especially the family of IFA where he spen(...)

Excessive pay at senior executive level is regarded by a majority of business owners as the single biggest threat to public trust and to the reputatio(...)

Farming organisation have also welcomed an increase in the  threshold for Capital Acquisitions Tax to €280,000.

Farming organisations have welcomed changes announced in the budget in relation to the self-employed and the transfer of farms from one generation to (...)

Farming organisations are urging their members to use their votes in the forthcoming referendums. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leading farming and rural organisations are not making recommendations on how their members should vote in the referendums on marriage equality a(...)

Seán O’Donnell, a dairy farmer from Co Mayo, won the Young Farmer of the Year award in 2014

The search is on to find the top young Irish farmer. Macra na Feirme has launched this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year award and the winner will b(...)