Parish Priest in Athleague Fr Eugene McLoughlin says the local community are sympathetic with the protesting farmers while fearful jobs could be lost at the meat plant. Photograph: Mike McCartney

There are fears in the tight-knit community of Athleague that the longer the beef dispute goes on the more chance there is of deep divisions forming. (...)

 Brendan Kelly, of Woodlawn Co Galway, is  handing over the family farm to his daughter for organic farming.

Brendan Kelly, whose family has farmed in Woodlawn in east Galway for generations, hopes that his successors will do so for years to come. But it will(...)

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association at a protest outside Cork City Hall. Photograph:  Michelle Devane/PA Wire

John Flaherty travelled nearly 200km from his farm in Castleisland, Co Kerry to join more than a thousand others in Ballinasloe, Co Galway to have his(...)

Sir Cliff Richard speaks at the funeral of Cilla Black. Photograph: Ray Tang/REX Shutterstock/PA Wire

Sir Tom Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Cliff Richard were among hordes of celebrities who descended on the Liverpool suburb of Woolton to say a te(...)