Pat Mccormack

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The dairy industry here has been on a massive expansion curve since the lifting of EU milk quotas in 2015, and global dairy markets have held up pretty well during the pandemic but prices are notoriously volatile

It didn’t take long for farmers to send a shot across the bow of Glanbia Ireland, the State’s largest milk processor, which will soon, barring any reg(...)

There is little more contentious in a will than who inherits the family farm: Photograph: Getty

Family disputes about inheritance and wills are by their nature divisive, in particular in Ireland when it comes to farmland. With land values on the (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told the Cop26 summit that ‘we cannot wait for 2050, we have to cut emissions fast’ as she described  reducing methane levels as ‘the lowest-hanging fruit’ among the options available to make a major impact on climate change.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire

More than 90 countries including Ireland have backed a global pledge to cut 30 per cent of methane emissions by 2030 in one of the most significant ou(...)

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association said the increased funding allocation was welcome but there was ‘very distinct bias against the commercial family farm’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Supports for agriculture will total almost €10 billion with a 50 per cent increase in funding for “eco schemes” under a new Common Agricultural Policy(...)

The Coalition’s food strategy has been heavily criticised by climate non-governmental organisations for failing to address the issue of methane emissions. File photograph: Getty

Almost 150 countries including Ireland are set to endorse a global shift to sustainable food systems at a UN summit on Thursday. However, the gatheri(...)

 Aidan Walsh poses with his bronze medal during the victory ceremony at   Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Photograph: Luis Robayo/Pool/Getty Images

It was confirmed at the medal ceremony for Aidan Walsh that the Irish welterweight sustained a fracture in his ankle when he celebrated his bronze med(...)

Billy Walsh consoles Kurt Walker after his defeat in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every Olympic boxing bout ends in emotional overflow, depending on which arm is raised, this one ending in some bittersweet symphony too. Kurt Walker(...)

Ireland’s Aidan Walsh in action against Mervin Clair  of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-final at the Kokugikan Arena in  Tokyo. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Irish boxer Aidan Walsh has been forced to withdraw from his welterweight semi-final bout against Britain’s Pat McCormack due to injury and settle for(...)

Aidan Walsh celebrates victory over Merven Clair of Mauritius in the welterweight quarter-final, a result  which guarantees him at least a bronze medal. He now faces Britain’s  Pat McCormack for a place in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it becomes part of Irish Olympic lore as a Super Sunday in Tokyo, it is also likely boxing won’t be found wanting. The golf with Rory McIlroy and(...)

 Minister for Agriculture  Charlie McConalogue: he has been  urged  to secure added “flexibilities” for Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish farming organisations have condemned the provisional deal on common agricultural policy (CAP) reforms, claiming it is “potentially disastrous” f(...)

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