Thomas Byrne, who is Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, said he did not think that Cabinet would seek to remove the language, which has been the source of controversy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne has said he has “absolute certainty” that all procedures legal in Ireland would be permitted under(...)

Boat owners can choose to tie-up for two calendar months, freeing up additional quota for those vessels continuing to fish. Photograph: iStock

Coastal communities will receive €45 million in Brexit adjustment funding for investment in seafood processing, the Government has announced. Minist(...)

Cost of fertiliser has rocketed as a result of the war in Ukraine. Photograph: Alan Betson

A further package of State support for farmers struggling with rising costs, which could be worth up to €1,000 each, is likely to be approved by the C(...)

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue: The Government has introduced an incentive scheme for farmers under which they will get €400 per hectare for every additional hectare of grain grown. Photograph: Tom Honan

The amount of grain grown domestically in Ireland is expected to increase by about 10 per cent on foot of incentives introduced by the Government foll(...)

The Fianna Fáil minister and Donegal TD said a ‘common sense’ approach was needed to transition from fossil fuels to greener energy. Photograph: iStock

Turf remains a “really important fuel” in rural Ireland, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has insisted after reports the Government is to (...)

Bord Bia’s research indicates the import volumes of sheep meat to the US increased from 103,527 tonnes in 2015 to 166,165 tonnes in 2021

Irish lamb and sheep meat will have full access to the American market under a new agreement reached between Ireland and the United States department(...)

Cost crisis may cause unproductive cows to be culled early and sold before they are fully fattened due to high meal prices, Teagasc says. Photograph: iStock

High prices for energy and fertiliser driven by the war in Ukraine could cause “significant long-term issues” and reduce the health and welfare of bee(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Housing  Darragh O’Brien and Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan   at Government Buildings

When Leo Varadkar was appointing his Ministers at the start of this Government’s term, he had a simple message for them: everyone knows there’s going (...)

Pensions policy remains such a politically volatile area that even amid the praise for the new auto-enrolment scheme, there is risk. Photograph: iStock

Pensions policy – or, more specifically, the lack of a policy on auto-enrolment – has been an open sore for years. The idea of sorting out an auto-en(...)

Has Micheál Martin gone raving mad? Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Our paths almost crossed on the landing outside the main doors to the Dáil chamber. Micheál Martin bustled straight over. “I’m back on the yokes!” B(...)

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