Molly Fitzhenry (2) picking strawberries on the farm of her grandfather Jimmy Kearns in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. The family feature in the Sustaining Ireland campaign launched by Agri Aware and IFA, which aims to strengthen the connection between farmers and the general public. Photograph: Holst Photography

The vast majority of farmers in Ireland are committed to climate action, according to Irish Farmers Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan. He sai(...)

Lidl claims the IFA has published advertisements containing statements that are extremely damaging to its business and its reputation.

Lidl Ireland has claimed before the High Court that allegations by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) that the supermarket chain has misled its custo(...)

Dairy farmer Tom Power, seven generations of whose  family have farmed their land in West Waterford, from the forthcoming new book, Milk, by John and Sally McKenna. Photograph: Dora Kazmierak.

“Milk is a magical liquid,” says John McKenna, quoting the French sociologist Pierre Boisard, from his book about the history of Camembert. “It was on(...)

Farmer Kieran Hearne and National Dairy Council chief executive Zoe Kavanagh: consumers want Ireland to continue to be a sustainable dairy agricultural country. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Waterford farmer Kieran Hearne has been farming in the shadow of the Comeragh mountains near Rathgormack village since he took over the running of the(...)

The most popular supplements include vitamin C, fish oils, and the ubiquitous multivitamin. Photograph: iStock

Whether it’s a multivitamin or a protein shake, there’s every chance you are taking or have taken some form of food supplement. Indeed, 50 per cent of(...)

The 10th Irish Food Festival takes place at Sheridans Cheesemongers headquarters in Co Meath on May 26th.

A taste of California If you’ve been following with interest, and perhaps a touch of envy, the exploits of Irish food writer and TV presenter Donal S(...)

Therapy and Hollywood: The annual Psychoanalytic Film Festival is now in its 10th year.

1) As part of “Healthy Ireland at Your Library” – a programme of books, ebooks, online magazines, online courses and events – dietitian Sarah Keogh wi(...)


1) Just before Christmas, a Wicklow couple were given the devastating news that their six-month-old daughter Juniper has a rare and life-threatening g(...)

January is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Irish Cancer Society has said recent research   has shown lung cancer incidence could double by 2045. Photograph: iStock

1) Aware – which provides support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder – has announced that its popular Life Ski(...)

Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway at the 2017 ploughing championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins officially opened the 87th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday. Traffic is reported to be a little busy approach(...)

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