Members of The Irish Farmers Association protest against proposed CAP reforms outside the EU agriculture ministers meeting being held at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several thousand farmers protested outside Dublin Castle today over planned changes to the way EU farm payments are made.The Irish Farmers Association(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos said in Dublin last night he would insist o(...)

IFA president John Bryan: “Any backtracking will be a watershed moment for  [Coveney’s] credibility.” Photograph: David Sleator

Farmers are planning to protest at Dublin Castle on Tuesday where the EU’s agriculture ministers are holding an informal farm council meeting. (...)

Leo Hallissey of the Connemara Environmental, Educational and Cultural Centre

A leading Connemara environmentalist has warned that the Government will “politicise” disbursement of (...)

It’s been cold outside and Irish tillage farmers everywhere are casting a nervous eye toward the rain clouds. Approaching the harvest se(...)

Justin McCarthy grew up reading the Irish Farmers’ Journal on the family farm in Portaferry(...)

 Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest its landbank, which is expected to yield 1,000 bales for silage.  Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Farmers in Co Clare affected by the ongoing fodder shortage received a boost yesterday when Shannon Airport permitted contractors to harvest it(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: welcomed the news

Ireland was one of only five countries where no beef products tested positive for horse DNA in an EU-wide programme of (...)

You might expect that if Ireland was to get over €11 billion from somewhere it would be(...)

Fire service personnel at the scene of a gorse and forestry fire near Connolly in Co Clare yesterday. Photograph: Pat Flynn/Press 22

Fire crews in the west were continuing to battle outbreaks of gorse fires in several locations yesterday. As the prolonged dry spell left(...)

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