Ireland’s dairy industry increased output by 18.5 per cent in the first  12 months since the ending of quotas. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

To cut or not to cut, that is the question facing Ireland’s beleaguered dairy farmers. With overproduction in Europe now cited as the main cause of f(...)

A wholesaler inspects beef carcasses that hang inside a refrigerated room at the Cibevial slaughterhouse in Corbas, France. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

The European Commission has bowed to pressure from Ireland and other member states and removed beef from its proposed trade deal with South America. (...)

Chief executive at Kerry Group Stan McCarthy:  He is to resign as head of the group’s co-operative arm amid the company’s ongoing row with suppliers over price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With no sign of an upturn in milk prices, the State’s leading dairy lobby group has called for a cut in output – a move that would have been unthinkab(...)

  IFA National Livestock chairman Henry Burns: two recent polls give Joe Healy  a narrow lead  for IFA president over Mr Burns, the hierarchy’s preferred candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members cancelled their subs in the wake of last year’s pay debacle – nowhere near the rever(...)

Glanbia has been accused of “short-changing” suppliers after it cut base milk prices to 22 cent a litre, their lowest level in seven years, amid the (...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: wrote to EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström last week expressing his concerns about the potential impact of the deal on Ireland’s beef sector. Photograph: Eric Luke

Up to 13 EU states, including Ireland, are said to be opposed to the proposed trade deal with Mercosur, the regional bloc that includes beef-exporti(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is seeking an urgent meeting with Ulster Bank in the wake the lender’s decision to sell-off a fresh batch of unde(...)

IFA Carlow chairman Derek Deane called for a review of the election rules.

The Irish Farmers’ Association(IFA) official who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary has withd(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Predictions that farmers would stop paying automatic levies to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the wake of the pay controversy have so far no(...)

Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane. Photograph: Alan Betson

He who wields the knife never wears the crown, or so it seems for Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane, the whistleblower at the centre of the pay controve(...)

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