This trade agreement will have a huge impact on prices, at a time when beef farmers here are already to the pin of their collars. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What is the Mercosur deal? It is a trade agreement that will see, among other things, 99,000 tonnes of South American beef allowed into the European (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was “evident” the deal would be bad for the beef sector. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland may vote against a landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries after a strong backlash from Irish farmers. La(...)

A 75cl bottle of white wine costing €5.99 will increase by €1.11. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government is set to fast-track new laws to clamp down on cheap alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets, with the Cabinet expected to appro(...)

IFA president Joe Healy leads IFA national officers and members in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin on Friday, depicting the Mercosur trade deal as  a ‘sell out’. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries including major beef producers has been sharply criticised for “selling (...)

Irish Farmers’ Association president Joe Healy said the fever could wipe out Ireland’s entire pig stock.

Pig farmers have been warned there is “no room whatsoever” for complacency in relation to the spread of African swine fever west across Europe, a cond(...)

 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

Denis O’Brien from Mitchelstown, Cork at the IFA protest held outside the AIB agm in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said its members will boycott the sale of repossessed farms put on the market by so-called vulture funds. The IFA,(...)

AIB deputy chairperson Catherine Woods said the bank’s efforts to attract and retain staff were partly depended on its “ability to compete with the reumuneration practices of other employers”.

AIB’s deputy chairperson Catherine Woods told shareholders at the group’s annual general meeting on Wednesday that ongoing pay restrictions and a ban (...)

The IFA and farm families protest outside the Department of Health of Tuesday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Farming families have had to sell off portions of land to meet nursing home costs, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has said in criticising the Gov(...)

An Taisce said Green-Schools  was a voluntary schools initiative and the material was available online – it has not been distributed in hard form.

An educational guide issued to schools recommending a reduction in meat and dairy consumption has prompted an angry response from the farming sector d(...)

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