‘I believe it is possible to continue that trade, having animal welfare at the heart of it,’ Michael Creed said. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has rejected a call from Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan for a ban on live animal exports from Ireland over an(...)

Compassion in World Farming says slaughtermen in certain countries are afraid of the animals so they can not be slaughtered properly. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Government has been urged by a leading animal welfare group to stop live cattle shipments from Ireland to Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa(...)

In May  a crayfish plague outbreak was reported in the river Suir at Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Large numbers of dead crayfish were found at riverbanks between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir

The government of Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned the import of live fish from Ireland. The Saudi Arabian ministry of environment, water and agr(...)

Next year will mark the fifth anniversary of the declaration by the World Organisation for Animal Health that the world is free of rinderpest

If you don’t know what anniversary we are celebrating next year then you have surely been hiding under a rock. However, another anniversary has gone v(...)

 Rotbunt cows on the  Co Louth farm where a five-year-old dairy cow had contracted classic or typical BSE, a Department of Agriculture investigation found. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Ireland’s risk status for BSE has been reclassified to “controlled” following the recent discovery of an infected animal in Co Louth. The change, w(...)

The herd of rotbunt cows where the suspected case of BSE was located  in Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

The investigation into the State’s first case of BSE in two years appears to have drawn a blank on how the animal contracted the disease. Apart from c(...)

Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of BSE in a dairy cow in Co Louth, marking the first new case of the disease in Ireland for nearly two y(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said previously the cow in Louth was most likely to have contracted the disease, if it proves to be the case, from contaminated feed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects to be able to reveal test results from a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth on Thursday of t(...)

The case centres on a five-year-old Robunt cow which was found dead on a dairy farm close to Louth village.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is expected to reveal the test results on a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth later this week. If confirmed, i(...)

Minister for Health Simon Coveney, who has said there was no risk to human health. Photograph: Eric Luke

The international community should “in no way” seek to restrict the trade in, or consumption of, Irish beef because of a suspected BSE case in the R(...)

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