‘The UK’s departure from the EU also has brought implications for our all-island dairy economy,’ said Irish Co-operative Organisation Society president. Photograph: Oktay Ortakcioglu/Getty

Ireland’s agri-food sector dodged a bullet last month when the European Union and the United Kingdom agreed a trade deal. A third of our food and drin(...)

Many farmers who do not sell cattle on a large commercial scale would be ‘very reliant’ on the local livestock mart,  Ger O’Brien, ICSA suckler chairman, has said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The closure of livestock marts due to restrictions on public gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak would be a significant blow to farmers, the Iris(...)

Limited numbers at Saturday’s mart in New Ross as coronavirus crowd-control measures kicked in. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Mart manager Richie Kirwan stands in front of a screen displaying live feeds from up to a dozen CCTV cameras that show the happenings in pens at the c(...)

Denis O’Brien: he said  it was highly possible that the British government could fall in the coming days, with Mrs May unlikely to get sufficient backing to carry a vote on the proposed deal

Irish businessman Denis O’Brien has said the UK is in so much chaos over Brexit that it looks like an emerging market rather than an established econo(...)

‘Positive Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future for the Irish Dairy Sector’ was launched by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed (second right) with Prof John Fitzgerald, Eamonn Farrell, and Martin Keane. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

Every litre of milk produced in Ireland is the most carbon efficient in Europe, according to a report on how the Irish dairy sector should respond to (...)

The Irish Co-operative Society is proposing that a farmer can enter into a voluntary agreement with their co-operative to defer up to 5 per cent of their gross annual income. Photograph: Getty

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (Icos), which represents dairy co-ops and livestock marts, has called for the establishment of an “income (...)

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association President Patrick Kent said the Government can play a vital role as a broker between the EU and the UK to help ensure that the single market continues to include the UK, given the huge and unique dependence of Ireland on exports to the UK. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has warned the Brexit referendum result has “the potential to give rise to significan(...)

ICOS have claimed Irish meat factories are subverting the free trade of livestock between the two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland and into the UK. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish meat factories are subverting the free trade of livestock between the two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland and into the UK, the Iri(...)