Joe Healy

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Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys announced a scheme to address labour shortages in horticulture, meat processing and dairying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expanded worker permit system offers hope that acute labour shortages in Irish agri-food businesses will ease, according to employers in the sector(...)

FutureScope One2Watch 2018 Finalists (L-R) Ronan Kelly, founder and CEO, Bespoke Choice; Barry Murphy, CTO, Electrical Analytics; Lucy O’Keeffe, co-founder and CEO, CroiValve; Fergal O’Connor, founder and CEO, Buymedia.

Four Irish start-ups have been chosen to face off against each other in the finals of a competition to find the country’s most scalable business idea.(...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said that small farmers’ pockets should not be hit by the proposed farm budget cutbacks.

Big farmers will bear the brunt of proposed cuts in the European Union farm budget following the departure of the UK from the bloc. The European Comm(...)

Phil Hogan: “As the figures stand at the moment, and in the absence of more money, there is no chance we’re going to get an increase...What we’re looking for at the moment is that we hold what we have”

European commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan has warned that the €12 billion “hole in the overall European budget” caused by Brexit is likely to i(...)

IFA president Joe Healy. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association president has called for the establishment of an independent retail regulator to help protect vulnerable producers in t(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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

An immediate review of fodder supplies has been announced by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in response to the crisis facing farmers. The mov(...)

If the right business opportunities were provided for “the forester, the farmer and the mariner”, Ireland would have a thriving bioeconomy, according (...)

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