Carlow’s James Doyle in action against  Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Richie Leahy during the Leinster SHC game at  Netwatch Cullen Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Carlow 1-14 Kilkenny 3-22 Kilkenny’s hurlers struck for a Colin Fennelly goal on 18 seconds of this Leinster SHC tie to signal an early scoring rush(...)

Farmer Business Developments plc, FBD’s founder and one of its biggest shareholders, confirmed that it subscribed for €20 million of the €50 million loan notes used in the insurer’s recent restructuring

Insurer FBD Holdings’ original backer subscribed for €20 million worth of loan notes used in clearing a €70 million debt to Canada’s Fairfax Financial(...)

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary speaking with Economist Con Lucey whose report was published today, at the IFA Executive Council Meeting at the farm Centre in Dublin. Picture: Finbarr O’Rourke

The treasurer of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), Jer Bergin, has been elected to serve as chairman following another marathon meeting of the org(...)

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary, acting general secretary Bryan Barry and economist Con Lucey. Mr Lucey’s review was published yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Not for the first time the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is attempting to draw a line under the current pay controversy by disclosing more details(...)

Breaking Eggs creator Cliodhna Prendergast  baking with her daughter Iseult. Photograph: Julia Dunin

A West of Ireland mother who grew up catching, shooting and foraging for wild food is sharing her delight in finding ingredients at source and teac(...)

Current Irish Farmers’ Association president John Bryan will hand over to the new leader when the association meets in January. Photograph: Eric Luke

A series of Irish Farmers’ Association presidential election debates get under way today as two farmers from Meath and Laois vie to be the next leader(...)