Spot the difference: Leo Varadkar out canvassing in Galway. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Leo’s cup slip-up Leo Varadkar dismissed accusations he was a “Tory boy” last week, but it appears his spin doctors have taken a lesson from their Co(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “Betting on not having to measure methane would be a fundamental mistake and a high-risk strategy for the farming community.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin have underlined that they will not support any attempt to reduce the size of the national herd with a view to cutting (...)

Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman, Climate Change Advisory Council and Prof Frank Mitloehner, University of California at the IFA’s Climate Action in Agriculture conference in Dublin . Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It does not make sense that Ireland is regarded as producing more greenhouse gases than Los Angeles, a city of 13 million people, a US scientist has t(...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

The tractor protest by farmers that caused massive disruption to traffic in Dublin last week will do nothing to improve the price of beef and has only served to frustrate and alienate the urban dwellers who are the target market for beef. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The tractor protest by farmers that caused massive disruption to traffic in Dublin last week was pointless and counter-productive. It will do nothing (...)

One way to reduce methane emissions is via the diet. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s dairy herd has increased by about 50 per cent since 2015 along with a parallel increase in emissions of methane, a strong greenhouse gas emi(...)

John Paul Phelan: “He said some of them are OK but some were nutters”. File photograph: Tom Honan

A Government minister has described some members of the Green Party as “nutters” as TDs from all parties prepare for the looming general election camp(...)

IFA president Joe Healy says the supermarket chains are the “kingmakers” and are “on top of the pile, dictating price”. File photograph

Groups representing livestock farmers are meeting today with some of the largest retailers in the State in an effort to secure a price increase for be(...)

Poster for Go Vegan World on Lincoln Place in Dublin 2. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The organisation behind a high-profile vegan billboard advertising campaign has been accused of being a “secret society” and lacking in transparency b(...)

Tim Cullinan is hoisted shoulder high at the Castleknock Hotel count centre  being elected  the 16th IFA president . Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The new president-elect of the Irish Farmers’ Association has promised that securing improved beef prices for farmers will be his number-one priority.(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »