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Agriculture is the largest contributor to Irish carbon emissions by sector; accounting for 33.3 per cent of national emissions in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The most profitable Irish farms are the most efficient in minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to Teagasc’s sustainability report for (...)

Teagasc milkman made more than €23,000 in overtime, the public accounts committee was told.

A milkman who works on one of Teagasc’s farms earned more than €23,000 in overtime last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told. The man (...)

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 (...)

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-(...)

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(...)

 Food and nutrition systems are under pressure due to compounded effects of population growth, urbanisation, migration, resource scarcity, and climate change. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 90 delegates from 21 countries around the world attended the Euragri Conference in Teagasc’s facility in Ashtown, Dublin, last month. Euragr(...)

Irish beef: selling 260,000 tonnes of Irish beef into the rest of Europe will damage the EU market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Tight margins and currency fluctuations make exporting food from Ireland to the United Kingdom a tough business at the best of times. Brexit makes it (...)

The UK was the market for 50 per cent, or 270,000 tonnes, of Irish beef exports -  a loss of access due to Brexit would destabilise the overall dairy sector in Ireland, Irish Farmers’ Association president Joe Healy said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The implications of Brexit for farmers and for the food and agriculture sectors are “frightening” and could affect Irish competitiveness to a potentia(...)

Post-Brexit trade barriers would be bad news for the Irish economy and particularly for sectors such as agri-food, with a strong exposure to the UK market. Photograph: iStock

The Irish agri-food sector is heavily exposed to Brexit. A best-case outcome for the sector would be a deal on trade between the UK and EU that is con(...)

Discussing the Teagasc Technology Foresight Report (from left): Dr Banning Garrett; Aidan O’Driscoll, Department of Agriculture; Prof Janet Bainbridge, CEO of agricultural technology for UK Trade & Investment; Dr Noel Cawley, Teagasc chairman; Dr Frank O’Mara, director of research, Teagasc; and Dr Lance O’Brien, head of foresight, Teagasc

The Teagasc Technology Foresight 2035 project focuses on the identification of key technologies that will drive the competitiveness and sustainable gr(...)

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