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 At the end of November 2017, there were more than 1,300 research collaborations  across the system in Ireland, Knowledge Transfer Ireland  found.

Collaboration between publicly-funded research organisations and Irish companies is thriving. This is the key finding of the latest annual knowledge t(...)

Kilkenny Mart manager Michael Lynch: “We’ve had no growth and no grass.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Cattle farmers are facing an acute fodder crisis this winter due to a drought-induced absence of grass. They say sustained rain next month – much m(...)

Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Tom Halloran shearing sheep at Lettercraff in Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Co Galway farmer John Geoghegan was competing in a motorcycle rally recently in Greece, he took more than a passing interest in the cultivation o(...)

The Larger Carder Bee, one of many Irish species under threat. Photograph: John Breen

Irish scientists have been asked to contribute to an international investigation of the global decline of bee populations by identifying the particula(...)

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-(...)

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