IFA director general Damian McDonald

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has extended the contract of its director general indefinitely, and increased his salary to more than €215,000. (...)

Pig farmers are currently losing €56,000 a month, with losses of €71,000 predicted for April. Photograph: iStock

Pig farmers are to demonstrate outside the Department of Agriculture on Tuesday morning over the increased cost of feed and fuel and poor prices (...)

Walkers on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in west Cork: 46 per cent of all visitors from overseas engaged in walking or hiking while on holiday in Ireland.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Buoyed by the rip-roaring success of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route, tourism chiefs want to replicate it with a 440km off-road coastal path stret(...)

Irish farmers import 600,000 tonnes of fertiliser a year

Shoppers face further food price hikes as farm fertiliser costs have more than doubled this year, forcing producers to pass on the extra expense. Ru(...)

The IFA has been invited to meet Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue on the matter. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned the Government it would be “very unwise” to make any decisions on introducing compulsory crop-growing (...)

Construction Industry Federation director general Tom Parlon.

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) appears to have taken a leaf from the Football Association of Ireland’s book, by giving a contract to a vet(...)

Construction Industry Federation director general Tom Parlon will leave the post at the end of 2023 under a new extension agreed recently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s top building industry lobbyist, former government minister Tom Parlon, has had his contract as director general of the Construction Indust(...)

 Neil Gibson, chief economist with EY Ireland, warns some people  won’t be able to keep up with price rises in food, fuel and housing. Photograph: iStock

It was supposed to be temporary but as we head into 2022, inflation – a bit like Covid-19 perhaps, only not as malignant – has become that unwelcome g(...)

IFA president Tim Cullinan speaking to farmers in Cavan. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish food prices “are going to have to go up”, according to Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan, who also accused the Government (...)

The dairy industry here has been on a massive expansion curve since the lifting of EU milk quotas in 2015, and global dairy markets have held up pretty well during the pandemic but prices are notoriously volatile

It didn’t take long for farmers to send a shot across the bow of Glanbia Ireland, the State’s largest milk processor, which will soon, barring any reg(...)

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