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Seán Canney: Under “expenditure on policy formulation”, Mr Canney listed different restaurants such as Bang (€140), the Sussex (€208), Matt the Thresher (€332), The Ivy (€92), La Cave (€86) and Fire (€122). Photograph: Alan Betson

A Minister of State submitted receipts from leading restaurants near Leinster House as part of “expenditure on policy formulation” permitted under Sta(...)

Turf-cutting in Derrygreenagh, Co Offaly: Bord Na Móna announced nearly 500 jobs will be lost in the midlands, under a plan to end peat harvesting in 45 of its 62 currently active bogs within the next six years. Photograph:  Pat Sammon

Transforming Ireland’s State-owned bogs into vast cannabis farms could create “a lot of jobs”, Minister of State for Natural Resources Seán Canney has(...)

The majority of dogs that enter pounds are reunited with their owners, re-homed or transferred to welfare groups.

The number of dogs euthanised in local authority pounds continued to decrease last year with the figure now just a fraction of the high point in 2002.(...)

Atlantic bluefin is the largest tuna; it can reach over 600kg and live for more than 30 years. Illustration: Michael Viney

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  ‘We appreciate and understand that the beef price is very low and the cost of production is now exceeding the price that farmers can get from the factories.’ Photograph: Collins

A €100 million aid package for Ireland’s beef farmers, jointly funded by the European Commission and the Government, will “flow to farmers in the next(...)

East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

Gus O’Reilly (aged 6), from Navan, Co Meath, with Dr Paddy Gargan and Dr Cathal Gallagher of Inland Fisheries Ireland, at the launch of new National Salmon Scale Project.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the N(...)

There have been repeated calls for a crackdown on ‘puppy farms’ and unscrupulous dog breeding establishments, the Dáil heard on Wednesday. Photographed is Natasha Eames from DSPCA with some Cavachon puppies rescued from a car at Dublin Port in 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation to ban the sale of pups online is being considered by the Government following the introduction of new animal welfare guidelines. Ministe(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath said ‘a police force - like teachers, nurses - guards should always be non-political’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister of State Finian McGrath has withdrawn comments he made about ‘political policing’ just hours after he defended them and called for the Garda (...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella presents to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Irish company Cubic Telecom announced a new collaboration with Microsoft at the mobile industry’s annual showcase. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Irish companies were out in force at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which officially kicked off in Barcelona on Monday. Some 22 Enterpris(...)

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