Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Budget 2020 will come as a “profound disappointment” to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough(...)

Farmers wellies in a pile at the gates of Leinster House during a demonstration   in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The Government has been soundly defeated on a vote on the Mercosur trade deal in the Dáil. The vote, on a Sinn Féin motion, was defeated by 84 votes (...)

Credit unions are limited to charging customers an interest rate of 1 per cent a month on their personal loans, thus ensuring access to loans at a reasonable rate. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to proceed with plans to allow credit unions increase the cost of loans they offer their customers, months aft(...)

Sunny weather is on the way, according to Met Éireann. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Met Éireann’s forecast for this week could mean Ireland is finally on track to experience some real spring weather with temperatures expected to reach(...)

Pat Murray, of Knocknagapple, Monaseed, Co Wexford is one of the many farmers finding it difficult to feed their livestock. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The fodder crisis affecting farmers has worsened in recent days, so much so there is insufficient fodder of the necessary quality in the country to re(...)

A Dublin canal lock.  A spokesman for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce said the disruption so far has been at least on a par with the last period of severe cold weather in 2010. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will provide extra resources to repair the damage caused by the severe weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as one Minister predicted (...)

The rejected project is so vast that it would spread across seven townlands in and around Ballybrennan, Co Wexford.  File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Wexford County Council to refuse an application for the development of one of Ireland’s largest solar farms(...)

‘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(...)

A protest at the Schuman roundabout in Brussels in May against the European Commissions’ plans to relicense glyphosate in May. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

A last-minute intervention from the European Commission to extend the licence of a controversial weedkiller, which is used widely in Ireland’s tillage(...)

Farmers led by IFA president Eddie Downey (front left) and IFA national livestock chairman Henry Burns  at the Department of Agriculture yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

There were chaotic scenes at the Department of Agriculture in Dublin yesterday as angry protesters blockaded the entrance and staged a sit-in protest (...)

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