John Bryan

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Sophie Boyce sits on the shoulders of her grandfather, Aidan Geoghegan, at the Tullamore Show yesterday. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

There were 1,000 classes at the Tullamore Show yesterday but none were more hotly contested than the bonny baby show. It was like a Rose of Tralee for(...)

IFA president John Bryan said many people bought horses during the boom years and could no longer feed them or find a home for them. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Agriculture needs to address the escalating problem of abandoned horses by introducing a proper disposal scheme for unwanted animals(...)

Talking about the Budget at the height of summer seems a bit premature until you remember that the Budget has been brought forward from December to Oc(...)

Tom Doyle, farm business chairman, John Bryan, president, Flor McCarthy, rural development chairman, and Pat Smith, general secretary, at the launch of the Irish Farmers Association pre-Budget submission in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

ALISON HEALY, Food and Farming CorrespondentThe Irish Farmers Association has urged that funding for farm schemes is not cut in October’s Budget, sayi(...)

We hate “snoops” in this country and it is no surprise then that farmers detest the regular inspections carried out on them – particularly if financia(...)

The Outlook survey shows most people expect overall industry improvements in the next five years

As the Irish dairy industry begins to recover from a disastrous winter and the ensuing fodder crisis, farmers remain confident in a future that holds (...)

A protest banner reflected in the eye of Coolmoore Lad from Rathregan Herd, Batterstown Co Meath during a farmers protest  this week calling on Minister Coveney to secure a deal on CAP reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Presidency of the European Council has secured agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, paving the way for the most significan(...)

Speaking in Brussels yesterday evening, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the agreement represents a “hugely significant development in the history of the Cap”.

The Irish presidency of the European Council reached agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy yesterday, paving the way for the most sign(...)

Farmers stage protest over CAP reform

More than 100 farmers protested outside the Department of Agriculture today, calling on minister Simon Coveney to secure a deal that supports Irish fa(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he is hopeful that final agreement on CAP will be reached this week. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he is “hopeful” that final agreement on a new Common Agricultural Policy package will be reached this (...)

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