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The livestock issue, which is responsible for the bulk of Irish agricultural emissions, has to be faced up to because new technologies  are not yet available, says Dr Paul Deane. File photograph: iStock

If methane emissions are to be cut in agriculture by only 10 per cent over the next decade – as recommended in a new Irish agri-food sector strategy (...)

Dundalk’s Greg Sloggett challenges  Lido Lotefa of Longford during a friendly match at  Oriel Park on Tuesday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Just about the only thing that the 10 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clubs seemed to be agreed on through the painful recent process of negoti(...)

The IFA have urged the Government to make €24 million in unspent farm aid available to beef farmers. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

The Government should make €24 million in unspent farm aid available to beef farmers immediately to help them through the current Covid-19 crisis whic(...)

Niall Quinn at the launch of the 2020 League of Ireland season. Photograph: Stepen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Kieran Lucid will be back in Belfast on Thursday meeting clubs and, he expects, the IFA, as he moves on to presenting a range of options on how league(...)

Cliftonville chairman Gerard Lawlor suggested the all-island league proposal was a ‘pipe dream’ and ‘unrealistic at this moment in time’. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

Harry Cavan, the IFA’s long-serving president, once observed that having two national teams on the island of Ireland was “nonsensical” then famously c(...)

Irish Farmers’ Association’s Damian McDonald, Joe Healy  and Angus Woods: Mr  Healy said beef farmers’ incomes were unsustainable at €8,813 on average. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Talks in the beef dispute continued late last night after all sides set out their respective positions on prices paid to cattle producers by meat proc(...)

Wicklow accounts for over a third of all deer shot by licensed hunters in Ireland in the last hunting season, and a high concentration of deer in certain areas has been linked to outbreaks of TB.  Photograph: Wild Deer Association of Ireland

Plans to cull possibly thousands of wild deer in Co Wicklow are to be stepped up next month with the setting-up of teams to police animal populations (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney and   IFA chief executive Patrick Nelson  in  Windsor Park,  Belfast, to  announce their intention to submit a joint bid to host the Uefa Under-21 Championship in 2023. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The intention of the FAI and IFA to bid together for the right to host the European Under-21 Championships in 2023 was confirmed in Belfast on Friday,(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Manning dejected after his side conceded an early goal to Germany during the recent European under-21 Championship qualifier. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Having repeatedly described himself as a man who delivers for the association he has been running now for more than a decade, John Delaney has, it see(...)

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(...)

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