Pictured at the announcement of this year’s finalists are Kevin McLoughlin, EY partner lead for the awards programme, and Anne Heraty, chief executive of Cpl Resources and chair of the judging panel

The shortlist for the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards has been announced with Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh and Matt Ryan of hospitality gro(...)

The report made recommendations for increasing Garda interaction with rural communities, including through social media and text alert schemes. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Rural garda stations were closed during the recession because community policing in Ireland “has been undervalued and marginalised”, the joint Oireach(...)

 IFA Director General Damian McDonald, deputy president Richard Kennedy and president Joe Healy listen to Tánaiste Simon Coveney addressing the IFA national council in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has strongly rejected the Garda view that rural crime is falling. The organisation’s deputy president Richard Ke(...)

Devenish, which was founded in 1952, supplies animal feeds for the pig, poultry and ruminant sectors

Belfast-based agritech company Devenish Nutrition is aiming to raise turnover by more than £100 million (€111.7m) and add 100 new jobs after securing (...)

Iseult NicDiarmada from Gaelscoil Mide, Kilbarrack, Dublin 15 , enjoys  Snowy the rabbit at the Mansion House Live Crib. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The boys of St Joseph’s CBS National School in Dublin’s Fairview took the live crib outside the Mansion House on Dawson Street in their stride. One (...)

South Tipperary General Hospital now offers free apples  thanks to Richard Kennedy. Photograph: John D Kelly

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. Well, that’s not quite the intention of fitness expert Richard Kennedy, but if it helps to educa(...)

Grain farmers in a protest organised by the IFA  at Foynes Port, Co Limerick, against the importation of dry barley grain. Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

James Hegarty, a 39-year-old barley grower from Whitechurch, Co Cork, has been a tillage farmer since he left school 20 years ago. Today, he is “at (...)

Newly elected IFA president Joe Healy celebrates with his family. Photograph: Eoin Burke-Kennedy

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Joe Healy has pledged to rebuild trust within the organisation following a string of d(...)

File image of IFA members protesting at beef prices.  On left with green coat is Henry Burns, who is running as presidential candidate for the association.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of farmers begin voting tonight to elect the next president and deputy president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). The elections fol(...)