Emma Ferguson  and son Paddy  after winning  the National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Bread-baking enthusiasts, assemble! The search is on for the best home-baked brown bread in Ireland. Details of this year’s National Brown Bread Baki(...)

Clair Tierney, Áine Ní Fhaoláin and Katie McManus, play specialists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

When adults become acutely ill, healthcare professionals and family alike focus on their specific medical needs in the belief that the treatment regim(...)

Queens University Belfast historian, Professor Liam Kennedy said he had  ‘little doubt that mothers who had miscarriages or still-births suffered mental anguish as a result of the death of an unbaptised foetus or still-birth’. File photograph: Alan Betson

A new study from Queen’s University, Belfast has found that belief in limbo – a place for unbaptised babies – has declined throughout the decades in I(...)

Here's one I made earlier ... Emma Ferguson with three-week-old son Paddy and her winning loaf

Emma Ferguson, a mother of three from Rathmolyon, Co Meath, is the winner of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition. Her loaf will go on sale in (...)

Patricia Madden of the Irish Countrywomens’s Association. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lawyers for the Irish Countrywomen’s Association have urged the High Court not to grant orders preventing it from filling positions on its national e(...)

Ms Justice Carmel Stewart adjourned the case to later this month to allow the ICA  time to respond to the claims made.

A dispute over the conduct of elections for national president and other executive positions of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association has come before t(...)

The winning entry will earn a minimum of €10,000 profit share from Aldi for their recipe.

Membership of The Irish Countrywomen’s Association is not a prerequisite of entry to the National Brown Bread Baking Competition, the winner of which (...)

Human beings don’t like uncertainty. Uncertainty is the farmer’s companion.

When I read recently of what was described as a silent epidemic of suicide among French farmers I was struck by the thought that, to many of us, the i(...)

‘Yes Minister’ stars Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds.

John Murphy bowed out as secretary general of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise this week and he told some great yarns about his time in the Civil(...)

Vincent Carton: “Businesses are there to change and develop, and if one set of owners can’t develop it then it’s only right that someone else develops it.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

“I love that we can bring value to rural Ireland,” says Vincent Carton as we wash our hands for the umpteenth time at Manor Farm’s vast chicken proces(...)

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