Joe Healy

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The value of meat and livestock exports from Ireland rose 1 per cent to just under €4 billion in 2018

Food and drink exports to the UK from the Republic continued to rise last year even as the threat of Brexit grew, new figures show. Some €4.5 billion(...)

 Travelling in style at the Hill of Tara Co Meath during the snowfall associated with Storm Emma and The Beast from the East in February. File photograph: Alan Betson

It was the best of years and the worst of years. It was the hottest and coldest of years, the wettest and the driest, the calmest and the most turbule(...)

Joe Healy IFA President: five actions the  Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate mitigation.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It’s time to “move beyond climate blaming and into climate action” in addressing the issue of carbon emissions arising from agriculture, according to (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in advance of delivering Budget 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance plans to increase an income tax credit for self-employed people in next year’s budget to bring it in line with the credit cur(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, Carrick Therapeutics, winner of the Emerging award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which took place in Citywest. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Dr Elaine Sullivan, co-founder and chief executive of early-stage life-sciences company Carrick Therapeutics, has won top prize in the emerging catego(...)

Andrew McConkey,  LacPatrick Dairies chairman (left) with Lakeland Dairies chief executive Michael Hanley and chairman Alo Duffy.

Shareholders of Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have approved the merger of the two dairy processing co-operatives in separate ballots. Lakel(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “There is a loss of confidence in the banks among the farming community.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that vulture funds are “killing off” farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts and(...)

Farmers participating in the ‘Smart Farming’ voluntary programme reduced emissions by 9 per cent and saved an average of €7,170 a year, the EPA said.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

A growing number of Irish farmers want to participate in “Smart Farming” which aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency, according to th(...)

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(...)

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