Joe Healy

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‘Even in today’s challenging business climate, with Brexit looming, the appetite and enthusiasm amongst entrepreneurs is strong,’ said Joe Healy, manager of EI’s HPSU division. Photograph: iStock

Enterprise Ireland (EI) invested €23 million in supporting young companies last year, with 132 start-ups benefiting from the agency’s help. The firms(...)

Kit Malthouse, right – who gives his name to the Tories’ Malthouse compromise – and Boris Johnson in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

The so-called Malthouse compromise was acclaimed this week as evidence that the various wings of the Tory party were coming together on Brexit. But w(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: told farmers at agm they were being unfairly blamed for Ireland’s immense emissions problem.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish farmers stoutly defended their response to climate change but the Minister responsible for curbing emissions was equally robust in seeking decar(...)

Minister for Climate Action John Bruton said the sector had a long way to go to reduce its carbon footprint. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has committed to contributing to the national effort to decarbonise Ireland but rejects any imposition of quotas,(...)

IFA president Joe Healy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the Irish Farm Centre in Bluebell, Dublin 12. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland will seek emergency EU aid for the agricultural sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. In an address to th(...)

An independent study on the economic, social and environmental impacts of forestry in Co Leitrim has been commissioned by the Government.

An independent study on the economic, social and environmental impacts of forestry in Co Leitrim has been commissioned by the Government. Minister of(...)

 Beef farmer Angus Woods on his farm in Co Wicklow:  “We have this huge market right on our doorstep . . . we have been supplying if for hundreds of years and now we could end up with a scenario that we might not have free access into that market.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the pasture lands of Co Wicklow, the Woods farm has passed down through three generations. It is, says its owner Angus Woods, a typical family oper(...)

Irish methane emissions have been flat-lining since 1990, says Prof Matthews. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Eating “too much meat” has got a bad press, notably with the Lancet report on its health and climate effects, but it must still be recognised as “a ve(...)

The ICMSA said Government St Patrick’s Day trips are a significant contributor to the carbon footprint. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has said that if the Government is serious about climate change then it should (...)

Half of the beef produced in Ireland  goes to the UK as does  virtually all of the  mushrooms produced here.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) is to seek greater detail on plans for financial and other aid to its members in the event of a no-deal Brexit at (...)

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