Joe Healy

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Tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan: “We couldn’t find enough opportunities even though we looked at 114 start-ups.”

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has come under fire from serial tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan for spending millions on seeding foreign start-ups and assisting (...)

Fodder and water shortages due to extreme weather events had taken a toll on farmers this year, the IFA said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish farmers are encountering “the perfect storm” of this year’s extreme weather events, imminent exposure due to Brexit, and a battle to maintain CA(...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten drew attention to a €300m support scheme for renewable heat that will support agriculture. File photograph: Getty Images

Fodder and water supply shortages are the devastating consequences for farming communities of climate change, Minister for Environment Denis Naughten (...)

“It’s a cop out to say vulture funds don’t need to be regulated,” said Joe Healy, IFA president. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at the Minister of State for financial services Michael D’Arcy for suggesting that vulture funds were(...)

 Saturday will see sunny spells and scattered showers.File Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The weekend will see a return to wetter, cooler weather as the heatwave gives way to a more typical Irish summer. Met Éireann says the entire country(...)

Lunchtime read on the banks of the Canal during the June heatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The long glorious summer we have been having is due to come to an end this weekend. Met Éireann is forecasting a “noticeable change” in the weather w(...)

The Health and Safety Authority  are looking into the incident as a workplace fatality. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 54-year-old woman has been killed on her farm in Headford, Co Galway. The woman was found dead in a field on Monday afternoon. There was (...)

A woman carries an inflatable shark on  Salthill beach, June 26th. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Department of Agriculture has issued a “condition red” forest fire danger notice, with dry conditions expected to continue and temperatures to rem(...)

Some farmers are supplementing grass with five kilos of meal. Photograph: iStock

Farmers are facing “huge additional costs” if the current spell of dry weather continues as growth rates on farms have dropped by anything from 50-70 (...)

IFA president Joe Healy - ‘Our position remains: no border on the island of Ireland, no border in the Irish Sea and no scope for the UK to pursue a cheap food policy.’ Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish farmers face “Armageddon” if the UK remains outside the customs union and a hard border is created on the island of Ireland, their most senior r(...)

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