Climate change measures in the €165 billion National Development Plan over the next nine years are difficult to measure but will be upwards of €50 billion. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will on Thursday unveil a €125 billion climate action plan which will see fossil fuel heating systems no longer installed in public bui(...)

Farmers in considerable numbers have previouly answered the IFA call to assemble in the capital. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government faces the prospect of a large protest on the streets of Dublin over its climate plan after the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), the la(...)

Agriculture-derived methane, the vast majority of which is emitted by livestock, makes up about 65 per cent of agricultural emissions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s climate fudge – a two-decade-long practice of promising to cut emissions and put the State on a more sustainable path while actually doing v(...)

Brazil’s decision to suspend beef exports to China presents an opportunity for Ireland, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said

Brazil’s decision to suspend beef exports to China presents an opportunity for Ireland, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. The world’s la(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Association is calling for tax support, Government aid and action on the environment, in a pre-budget submission published on Wednesday

Farmers are demanding that the Government honour its pledge to ringfence €1.5 billion for an agri-environment scheme. Leading industry lobby, the Iri(...)

Forest owners attend a protest over licensing issues outside the Convention Centre, Dublin, where the Dáil was sitting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Delays in processing forestry applications have resulted in farmers not being able to access and thin forests they planted and so not achieve an incom(...)

British PM  Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison during their bilateral meeting in the garden of 10 Downing Street in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal sets a dangerous precedent for Irish food producers – farmers and food industry representatives here have warned(...)

Farmers have criticised Glanbia’s move to temporarily curb milk supply. Photograph: iStock

Glanbia’s controversial decision to curb the supply of milk from farmers is linked to a planning objection taken by An Taisce against a major cheese m(...)

Licensing delays at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have slowed tree felling and planting, creating a shortage of timber for sawmills and ultimately housebuilding.

Farmers and foresters have joined forces to demand that Minister of State for Agriculture, Pippa Hackett, tackles the crisis in the Republic’s timber(...)

‘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(...)

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