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Cocksfoot grass: their hint of purple strong against the light in a sunny meadow

Weeks of cold, raw, early rain, then droughty weeks of a misplaced summer; weeks of showery rain again, some of it teasingly warm: such are the mood s(...)

The Teagasc national farm survey for 2019 shows dairying yields by far the largest income for Irish farmers. Photograph: iStock

The Teagasc national farm survey for 2019 shows dairying yields by far the largest income for Irish farmers, while beef farmers continues to struggle.(...)

Farmony co-founders Rodrigo Andrade, Dan O’Brien and John Paul Prior

Animals grazing peacefully in the fields and serried rows of crops stretching far into the distance are what usually come to mind when we think about (...)

Scientists, climate campaigners and most Greens insist in that context livestock numbers must be reduced after years of sustained expansion. Photograph: Getty Images

Among the most problematic issues in talks on forming a new government were inevitably going to be around climate action; measures to decarbonise the (...)

Dung beetle. Photograph: iStock.

When Eye on Nature was launched on this page in 1988, queries about beetles came by post, often with little drawings on the letters. Today, on sunny l(...)

Tensions between processors and beef farmers came to a head last year, with farmers staging protests, including some in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An investigation by the State’s consumer watchdog has found there is “no evidence of a cartel agreement” between beef processors, amid complaints from(...)

The Dairy Processing Technology Centre at Teagasc will receive funding for a new cheese characterisation suite. ‘This will analyse cheese to see how well it slices, matures and so on,’ says programme manager Mark Whelan. Photograph: iStock

Technology to enable humans and robots to work together safely on production lines, a highly innovative brain imaging system, and tests for the slicin(...)

Dr David Styles’s modelling of different possibilities sees Irish beef’s ranking rise as high as third or fall as low as 11th. Equally, Irish dairy can rise to first or fall to 11th.

Published in 2010, using data from 2004, one of the most cited pieces of beef and dairy research is now well over a decade old. According to Bord Bia,(...)

Nigel McEvoy (left), operations manager, and Carl Jones, owner, of Jones Garden Centre, Donabate have been making their centre safe for customers in the ongoing pandemic ahead of their reopening. Photograph: Alan Betson

“There have been tough times before,” says Carl Jones, the third generation owner of what is now Jones Garden Centre in north county Dublin. “In my f(...)

Nigel McEvoy (left), operations manager, and Carl Jones, owner, of Jones Garden Centre, Donabate have been making their centre safe for customers in the ongoing pandemic ahead of their reopening. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“There have been tough times before,” says Carl Jones, the third generation owner of what is now Jones Garden Centre in north county Dublin. “In my f(...)

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