The average amount of meat consumed per person per year globally has nearly doubled in the past 50 years. File photograph: H Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not the first politician or international figure to commit to reducing their meat consumption in making a contribution to ta(...)

New EU deal on renewable energy should see more electric vehicles being used.

A new EU target for renewable energy is expected to lead to an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, but has been strongly criticised by Irish ag(...)

Fodder brought in from Brighton, England, is distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage, at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is “no evidence whatsoever” to suggest that animals are dying from malnutrition as a result of the fodder crisis, Minister for Agriculture Micha(...)

Attracta Uí Bhroin of the Environmental Law Implementation Group at a press briefing in Dublin on the UK’s nuclear power plans. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The UK’s nuclear power expansion programme, including the building of the Hinkley Point C facility in Somerset, poses an unacceptable risk to the isla(...)

A recent report by the Waterford Institute of Technology on behalf of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association found two-thirds of farmers had been the victims of crime. Photograph: Alan Betson/  The Irish Times

Rural crime now costs €2.4 million annually, with farming victims each losing an average of €4,300, Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan h(...)

Attracta Uí Bhroin, the Irish Environmental Network with Patrick Kent, president ICSA at the press briefing at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for a proposed EU-Canada trade deal to be stopped amid fears it could damage the Sta(...)

A  Save Our Community meeting in Thurles:  report on agricultural crime shows there were a total of 652 incidents of theft reported by 351 respondents. Photograph: John D Kelly

Two-thirds of farmers have been the victims of crime, according to new research examining criminal activity in Irish agricultural communities. In an e(...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin has cancelled an “information meeting” on an anti-immigration and anti-abortion political party for Ireland which was due (...)

Members of Kilcummin Community Alert, Co  Kerry, meeting at Kilcummin Post Office before checking on their elderly neighbours and friends. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Leading rural organisations have advised local community groups to stick with contingency plans to support anxious residents despite the decision by (...)

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association President Patrick Kent said the Government can play a vital role as a broker between the EU and the UK to help ensure that the single market continues to include the UK, given the huge and unique dependence of Ireland on exports to the UK. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has warned the Brexit referendum result has “the potential to give rise to significan(...)

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