Michael Creed

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Speaking on Clare FM, Minister Michael Creed said the chosen bidder for the national broadband plan is putting less than €200m in equity into the project. Photograph: Tom Honan

The chosen bidder for the national broadband plan is putting less than €200 million in equity into the project, the Sunday Times says, reporting on an(...)

Over the next seven years, 147,000km of fibre will be strung on existing Eir-owned poles, said Minister for Communications Richard Bruton in the Dáil. File photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that giving a company such as the ESB responsibility to deliver high-speed broadband “won’t work as quickly and co(...)

Bee campaigners outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Campaigners have handed in a letter to the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, calling on him to support the banning of more pesticides which har(...)

A video recently released  shows Irish dairy calves being physically abused by workers at a control post in France after arriving from Ireland in March. Image: Screengrab from Association L214 video

The Department of Agriculture has welcomed progress being made in France into dealing with mistreatment of calves shipped from Ireland. It has called (...)

A storm of criticism greeted the Government’s National Broadband Plan on Wednesday as official documents revealed the extent of objections to the project by senior civil servants. File photograph: Getty

The cost of the National Broadband Plan, including private investment, is now expected to exceed € 5 billion, it has emerged. And despite paying the (...)

Trevor Boland: “Our costs have gone up, our feeds, our fertiliser, but the price we receive hasn’t increased.” Photograph:  Brian Farrell

For Francie Gorman, a full-time suckler farmer in Portlaoise, the past six months have been as grim as he can remember, as the beef industry struggles(...)

IFA president Joe Healy said up to 70,000 farmers nationally are involved in beef production. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been heckled by farmers demanding increased Brexit support. Mr Varadkar was gre(...)

Kerrygold owner Ornua said about 7.5 million packets of the butter were sold each week in 2018.

Kerrygold has become the first Irish food brand to exceed €1 billion in annual sales, helped by its growing popularity in the United States. The but(...)

The former presidential candidate is visiting Ireland to share his insight on climate change and the action required to sustainably and effectively manage our oceans to ensure the health of our planet. File photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has been announced as a keynote speaker at Ireland’s flagship blue economy conference Our Ocean Wealth at City(...)

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh said there was a need for data around beef-processing prices to determine if there were elements of a ‘cartel’ at play. Photograph: iStock

The Irish agricultural sector is “greenwashing” its impact on climate change, environmental group An Taisce has told an Oireachtas committee meeting o(...)

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