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One of the principal measures proposed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from Irish agriculture is further improvement in dairy and beef genetics.

Emissions from agriculture comprise a third of Irish greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted, and a new report from Teagasc projects that they could increase by (...)

A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)

Feeding cows unsaturated fats is one climate-friendly action proposed for Irish farmers. File photograph: Getty Images

Feeding cows unsaturated fats and a return to growing sugar beet in Ireland to generate bioethanol are among the climate-friendly actions proposed for(...)

Only 6 per cent of the workforce is employed in agriculture and yet half of all occupational fatalities occur there. Photograph: Frank Miller

Agriculture is the most dangerous occupation in the State. For every fatality in the sector – they make up more than half of all workplace deaths – mo(...)

Agriculture accounts for a third of Irish emissions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ways for Irish farmers to achieve major reductions in carbon emissions from agriculture, at a time of massive expansion, have been outlined in a long-(...)

 Caroline Dargan pictured leaving the Four Courts after she settled a High Court action for damages against her former employer on undisclosed terms. Photograph: Collins Courts

A catering assistant who claimed she was bullied and sexually harassed by her chef/manager has settled a High Court action for damages against her for(...)

Leonie Lynch, founder of Juspy: “Just as an infant formula claims to contain everything a baby needs to stay healthy, I wanted a similar solution for mothers – a magic bullet that was quick and easy to consume.”
New Innovator: Juspy

After the birth of her first child, Leonie Lynch was feeling like many new mums – exhausted. She was so busy making sure her baby was properly nourish(...)

The National Farm Survey found in 2017, the average income on dairy farms was €86,000, compared to €52,000 in 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Dairy farming is by some way the most profitable agricultural activity in the State with average incomes hitting a record €86,115 last year on foot of(...)

Ireland is currently spending about 1.3 to 1.5 per cent of GDP on R&D compared to an EU average of 2.03 per cent. Photograph: iStock

“Ireland’s future economic growth and prosperity will depend in very large measure on our continued investment in research, development and innovation(...)

When it comes to research and development, Ireland is investing less than the EU average. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to research and development, Ireland is investing less than the EU average. And yet many sectors are forging ahead with R&D. So who (...)

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