‘We see opportunities in certain respects in agriculture but we see significant threats in beef.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has been accused of “rolling over” on a proposed deal which includes beef imports into the EU from South Americ(...)

Micheál Martin: he  argued strongly in favour of repeal. He met an immediate backlash within the parliamentary party and the wider grassroots. However, he got it right and they got it wrong

Micheál Martin issued a very clear message to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party on Tuesday night to implement the decision of the people on the Eigh(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

Members of Corduff Foróige club with their mural in the community garden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 2,000 young people, who have worked on issues such as road safety, homelessness and anti-bullying, will gather in Dublin on Saturday for the(...)

 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

Fodder brought in from Brighton, England, is distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage, at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is “no evidence whatsoever” to suggest that animals are dying from malnutrition as a result of the fodder crisis, Minister for Agriculture Micha(...)

An emergency fodder delivery arrives from the UK to the Dairygold Co-Op in Ballymakeera, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

There is no alternative hardy versatile crop that Irish farmers could grow to withstand a fodder crisis caused by a long winter and a cold, wet spring(...)

Pat Murray, of Knocknagapple, Monaseed, Co Wexford is one of the many farmers finding it difficult to feed their livestock. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The fodder crisis affecting farmers has worsened in recent days, so much so there is insufficient fodder of the necessary quality in the country to re(...)

Danny Healy-Rae asked: “What about the lovely, big families that were reared around my neck of the woods?” Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of elements become clear as one watches, or reads the Dáil debates on the abortion referendum Bill. Firstly, everybody says that they want a (...)

The Dáil rejected a Government amendment by 77 votes to 48 and supported the motion by Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Charlie McConalogue to support the families, businesses and communities affected by the extensive flooding in Donegal in August.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s habit of losing Dáil votes has continued into the new term with another defeat this week on a Fianna Fáil motion on flooding in Co Do(...)

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