Brothers Alan and George Jagoe, dairy farmers in Nohoval, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Alan Jagoe (37) might appear to live an idyllic existence, farming in Nohoval, Co Cork, spending his working day out on a 240-acre holding in rolling (...)

The storage scheme will allow producers store food for between two and six months in order to “decrease of available supply on the market and rebalance the market on the long term”. Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Commission has announced a series of “exceptional measures” to support the agri-food sector during the coronavirus pandemic, including a (...)

Members of the syndicat UNIA union demonstrate outside  a McDonald’s restaurant over the company’s approach to  social distancing over the coronavirus pandemic, in Crissier, Switzerland, on  March 20th. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

All McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will close by 7pm on Monday to protect the safety of its employees and customers, the company has sai(...)

Marts will continue to operate but with restrictions to gatherings of less than 100 people. File photograph: Bryan O Brien

The Department of Agriculture has introduced new measures to ensure food production, especially of fresh produce, is not interrupted by coronavirus – (...)

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  with outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a lunch meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo

The incoming European Commission will be close to gender-balanced for the first time in its history. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Monday li(...)