Jarlath Farrell from Tuam, Co Galway at the farmers’ protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over a thousand farmers gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday in protest against rural Ireland austerity and the Mercosur trade deal, which is seen (...)

Election is set for Thursday, June 27th at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise, Co Laois

Three candidates will vie to become the next president of the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) at a vote next month. Nominations (...)

Lot 31: Rosewood sideboard attributed to Rudolf Glatzel for Fristho Franeker (€800-€1,200)

The recent announcement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar regarding limiting his meat consumption to reduce his carbon footprint didn’t go down too well with (...)

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(...)

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