Phil Hogan: he declined to discuss the size of any potential EU package of financial supports

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan says he is satisfied Brussels has the tools to help Irish farmers in “any exceptional circumstances” that might(...)

Minister for Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton: his climate plan will be implemented if Britain has an orderly exit from the EU. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Government may postpone the implementation of a major plan to tackle climate change in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Ministers this week discus(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed warned of an ’existential challenge’ to the beef industry from the UK crashing out of the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

Beef farmers are facing “wipe-out” if the Government’s €1.7 billion estimate on the cost of UK tariffs on Irish food imports in a hard Brexit proves a(...)

 Northway Mushrooms’ operations manager Elaine Shaw at the company’s new £25 million compost facility in Tyrone.  Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Puns aside, the mushroom industry in Ireland really is in the dark as to what will happen after Brexit. While the all-island argi-food sector is the (...)

Kit Malthouse, right – who gives his name to the Tories’ Malthouse compromise – and Boris Johnson in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

The so-called Malthouse compromise was acclaimed this week as evidence that the various wings of the Tory party were coming together on Brexit. But w(...)

Minister for Climate Action John Bruton said the sector had a long way to go to reduce its carbon footprint. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has committed to contributing to the national effort to decarbonise Ireland but rejects any imposition of quotas,(...)

IFA president Joe Healy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the Irish Farm Centre in Bluebell, Dublin 12. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland will seek emergency EU aid for the agricultural sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. In an address to th(...)

An independent study on the economic, social and environmental impacts of forestry in Co Leitrim has been commissioned by the Government.

An independent study on the economic, social and environmental impacts of forestry in Co Leitrim has been commissioned by the Government. Minister of(...)

Up to 4,000 sheep are killed or injured a year by “marauding” dogs, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said.  Photograph: iStock

Up to 4,000 sheep are killed or injured a year by “marauding” dogs, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. There are between 300 and 400 dog(...)

Garda resources are limited and must be strategically deployed in fighting crime. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Seizures of large quantities of stolen goods in recent years by the Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland reflect the sophisticati(...)

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