Jackie Cahill

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Last month, an RTÉ Investigates programme raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds and the potential widespread culling of thousands of animals based on their performances. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A levy on the greyhound industry is set to be imposed in order to fund a “pension plan” and retirement homes for dogs when they finish racing, an Oire(...)

The deal also includes the importation of 180,000 tonnes of poultry into the EU and 25,000 tonnes of pig meat. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Environmental and climate change requirements can be used to “thwart” and “dismantle” the EU Mercosur trade deal and protect the Irish beef industry, (...)

An Taisce said Green-Schools  was a voluntary schools initiative and the material was available online – it has not been distributed in hard form.

An educational guide issued to schools recommending a reduction in meat and dairy consumption has prompted an angry response from the farming sector d(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It is widely expected he  will offer to open negotiations on an extension to the arrangement underpinning the minority government, possibly for another year

At times Fianna Fáil TDs are left to judge the political direction of their party by the mood of their leader rather than by anything he says. On the(...)

No campaigner Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Collins

Tipperary voted Yes with 59 per cent of voters favouring repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Turnout in Tipperary in the referendum was 64 per cent (...)

Seamus O’Mahony in Rosslare with Dairygold’s first shipment of 2,500 tonnes of imported fodder from the UK. Photograph: Nicola Reddy

One of Ireland’s largest haulage companies says it expects to use 200 trucks to import 7,000 tonnes of fodder over the next fortnight. Nolan Transpo(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said he does not support party leader Micheál Martin on the removal of the Eighth Amendment with access to abortion up to 12 weeks.   Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin strongly defended his decision not to inform his TDs and Senators of his support for repealing the Eighth Amendment (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s stunned party members by announcing his decision to back repeal of the Eighth Amendment on Thursday. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill has said that he does not believe that Micheál Martin’s decision to back repeal of the Eighth Amendment and vot(...)

Mattie McGrath: “Members of the public are coming to us asking to join because they feel let down by other parties.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of an informal political group to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message, according to Inde(...)

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