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One way to reduce methane emissions is via the diet. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s dairy herd has increased by about 50 per cent since 2015 along with a parallel increase in emissions of methane, a strong greenhouse gas emi(...)

The brief in the “smelly grass” project conducted by sixth class pupils at Timoleague National School, Co Cork, was to identify which fertilisers worked best in garden and in a farm setting. Photograph: Timoleague National School/Facebook

Some of the most intriguing topics for scientific investigation are pursued by the youngest attendees at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhib(...)

IFA president Joe Healy says the supermarket chains are the “kingmakers” and are “on top of the pile, dictating price”. File photograph

Groups representing livestock farmers are meeting today with some of the largest retailers in the State in an effort to secure a price increase for be(...)

Beer byproducts are set to be part of the a new generation of protein foods and ingredients

The creation of new sources of protein is a global priority as world population moves closer to the 10 billion mark and food production comes under in(...)

Fianna Fáil’s climate spokesman Jack Chambers. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has welcomed publication by Fine Gael of a Bill to give legal force to carbon emission reductions in government departments and sectors, i(...)

   Bryan Daniels, Grassland Farmer of the Year, with his wife Gail and  son Eli.  Photograph: O’Gorman Photography

A young farmer who has been named as the Grassland Farmer of the Year says the much-maligned sector is actively tackling environmental problems and s(...)

 Founder of Gaelic Escargot Eva Milka at her home in Garryhill, Co Carlow. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Eva Milka began rearing snails with her partner in their one-bedroom apartment in Kilkenny, after eating them in France. “We couldn’t eat enough of t(...)

SFI director of science for society Ruth Freeman, SFI researcher of the year Kevin O’Connor and SFI director general Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

From the bioeconomy to breast cancer, from the microbiome to mentoring, the Science Foundation Ireland Awards 2019 recognise a breadth of research ac(...)

A reduction of up to 28 per cent in carbon emissions in the dairy beef sector is achievable, according to new Irish research. Photograph: Alan Betson

Farmers could significantly reduce their carbon emissions through better breeding in the dairy beef sector and slaughtering animals earlier, according(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre during a protest by farmers over the prices they get for their produce. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A pre-Christmas blockade of Dublin streets by farmers protesting against uneconomic prices being paid for cattle is beginning to concentrate minds wit(...)

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