Michael Creed

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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(...)

There have been  ‘appalling cases of horse abuse’, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan told the Dáil. She called for the introduction of ‘dog wardens’. File photograph.

Social media images of animal cruelty can “distort” the very good work being done by the Department of Agriculture, local authorities and animal welfa(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney during a press briefing on Brexit as part of Budget 2019, in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A special EU summit will likely be needed next month to strike a deal to avoid a hard Border and agree a Brexit withdrawal agreement, Tánaiste Simon C(...)

Ireland must ramp up security measures against the spread of a deadly disease threatening pig farmers across Europe, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned.

Ireland must ramp up security measures against the spread of a deadly disease threatening pig farmers across Europe, Minister for Agriculture Michael (...)

Lucinda Creighton is one of three new board members appointed to Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of equestrian sports. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton is one of three new board members appointed to Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of equestrian spo(...)

Patrick Coveney, Greencore Group chief executive

Food shortages in the UK lasting up to four months were “not inconceivable” after it quits the EU next March given the potential for a hard Brexit, a (...)

World Conventional Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey, Carlow (right) and World Silver Medalist in Reversible John Whelan, Wexford (left) with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh at Screggan Tullamore for the launch of the 2018 National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alf Harvey

With good weather and interest at an all-time high, the National Ploughing Championships looks likely to break records in Co Offaly later in September(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: “This idea that no deal is better than a bad deal - well, no deal is a truly bad deal.”

British consumers will have “a huge problem” buying fruit and vegetables all year round without “very pragmatic” arrangements after Brexit, Patrick Co(...)

Sinn Féin TD John Brady said: “Despite all the rhetoric, it speaks volumes that the government, as the largest employer in the State, has such a low level of charging points.” Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Government departments have installed just six electric car chargers to be shared by their 35,000 staff, new figures show. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tá(...)

 Independent TD Mattie McGrath: ‘Just go away and let the people that want to enjoy the pope, enjoy him’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former President Mary McAleese should “get off the stage” and stop criticising the Catholic Church, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. He claim(...)

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