Edward Beattie at his house near Lough Funshinagh in Co Roscommon looking at flood waters creeping in. Photograph courtesy of Beattie family

Every day Edward Beattie (83) drives his tractor to a house at Ballagh Cross, Rahara, Co Roscommon, where he had lived for more than 70 years. Encroa(...)

An aerial shot of the flooding around Lough Funshinagh in Co Roscommon in early January. Photograph: Lough Funshinagh Flood Crisis

Flooding threatened some homes and farmlands in Co Roscommon on Tuesday after widespread heavy rainfall across the region. Met Éireann had forecast a(...)

The Macra na Feirme website. “Macra na Feirme, as the only representative body for young farmers and rural youth in this country, should be proud of its achievements, especially in the context of the recent CAP young farmer measures.”

Farmer and construction project manager Seán Finan has won the Macra na Feirme presidential election. Mr Finan (31), from Co Roscommon, will succeed a(...)