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‘With Lorenzo at full tilt or not, its kind seems sure to proliferate as a warming Atlantic draws hurricanes north.’ Picture: Michael Viney

In what I hope will not become a habit, I was dispatched to the safety of a hospital bed on the night the nation spent dreading Lorenzo, leaving Ethna(...)

“You could do short courses in waiting, bar tending and so on and they were very valuable. That’s contributing to the skills shortages faced by the industry now.” Photograph: iStock

According to the Government’s Hospitality Skills Oversight Group, the hospitality sector is one of the largest employers in the Irish economy, employi(...)

Sinéad O’Brien of Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co in Galway.
An appetite for success

A country’s food culture is all part of the traveller’s experience. In Ireland’s case, the produce of a veritable army of artisanal food companies is (...)

 Teagasc director Prof Gerry Boyle and  Teagasc chairman Liam Herlihy at the launch of the Teagasc annual report and accounts for 2018. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Ireland’s farmers can meet increasingly-difficult targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases over the next 11 years, Teagasc, the State’s agri-food(...)

T4 Adventure  founder Jenn Hurley: ‘We will start with the Irish marketplace but will then move into EU and US markets where the current offerings have been around for 30-plus years.’ Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

As food and drinks products become increasingly niche, new specialist categories are constantly emerging covering everything from non-alcoholic spirit(...)

The most accurate land-cover maps for Ireland come from a pan European dataset produced by member states for the European Environment Agency.

Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have precise and detailed maps of how land is used and how land use is changing over time.(...)

Tom and Norma Dinneen with their children Áine, Tadhg and Méabh.

Norma Dinneen knows exactly the moment she realised the combination of her high-flying career as an electrical engineer and motherhood was no longer g(...)

Andrew Oates and Tracy Cassidy: Silk Tree is the brainchild of these business and life partners  and was inspired by the growing popularity of botanical gins

Between novel twists on craft beers and firsts such as Irish single malt vodka and golden rum, the drinks sector here is positively hopping with innov(...)

Rearing beef is now a loss-making business in itself for most farmers, with EU supports needed to move family income from farming into positive territory and off-farm earnings needed to keep afloat.

The beef protests have led to controversy over the share of the final market price which goes to the farmer. But the roots of farmer unhappiness – and(...)

 Philip O’Brien, emissions mitigation specialist with the EPA, told the conference that agriculture emissions have decreased since 1990, from 37 per cent to 33 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Universal consumption-based carbon taxes would be much more successful in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, according to UCD economist Colm Mc(...)

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