The Health and Safety Authority  are looking into the incident as a workplace fatality. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 54-year-old woman has been killed on her farm in Headford, Co Galway. The woman was found dead in a field on Monday afternoon. There was (...)

A woman carries an inflatable shark on  Salthill beach, June 26th. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Department of Agriculture has issued a “condition red” forest fire danger notice, with dry conditions expected to continue and temperatures to rem(...)

Some farmers are supplementing grass with five kilos of meal. Photograph: iStock

Farmers are facing “huge additional costs” if the current spell of dry weather continues as growth rates on farms have dropped by anything from 50-70 (...)

IFA president Joe Healy - ‘Our position remains: no border on the island of Ireland, no border in the Irish Sea and no scope for the UK to pursue a cheap food policy.’ Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish farmers face “Armageddon” if the UK remains outside the customs union and a hard border is created on the island of Ireland, their most senior r(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy. The Irish business representative group was among the most active lobbyists in the EU in 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ibec, which represents more than 7,500 companies in Ireland, spent €1.3 million on lobbying activities in the European Union last year. This made it t(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  said economic expansion and fossil fuel consumption were causing large increases in greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images.

Ireland is facing into a “spiralling crisis” due to its failure to deal with greenhouse gases in the State, which is compounded by an inadequate respo(...)

Regina Doherty said  the Government roadmap guaranteed that the State pension would “remain the bedrock of the Irish pension system”

A consultation on the future of pensions and provision for retirement will be launched by Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina(...)

Eddie Downey, Lorna Sixsmith, Pippa Hackett and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at a Together for Yes event. Photograph: Elaine Edwards/The Irish Times

Members of the farming community, including a former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), have backed a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum (...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said that small farmers’ pockets should not be hit by the proposed farm budget cutbacks.

Big farmers will bear the brunt of proposed cuts in the European Union farm budget following the departure of the UK from the bloc. The European Comm(...)

Hedgerow blackthorn blossom provide early nectar for pollinating bees. Illustration: Michael Viney

Looking out from my desk through a skeletal weave of branches, I glimpse the white blur of a grazing ewe moving closely beyond the hedge, the patch of(...)

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