Tim Cullinan

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There will be no public auctions or crowds attending at marts during the coronavirus crisis. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some trading at livestock marts will be allowed to proceed under new measures announced by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on Tuesday. Mar(...)

Members of the syndicat UNIA union demonstrate outside  a McDonald’s restaurant over the company’s approach to  social distancing over the coronavirus pandemic, in Crissier, Switzerland, on  March 20th. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

All McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will close by 7pm on Monday to protect the safety of its employees and customers, the company has sai(...)

A park bench in floodwater in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flooding has hit train services between Limerick and Galway as waters have risen above the rail at Kiltartan, Co Galway. Services are to be be part-s(...)

Tim Cullinan is hoisted shoulder high at the Castleknock Hotel count centre  being elected  the 16th IFA president . Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The new president-elect of the Irish Farmers’ Association has promised that securing improved beef prices for farmers will be his number-one priority.(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said it would be in everyone’s interest if a more unified approach was  taken by farmers. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Beef farmers met on Monday night to select representatives to voice their concerns at any future talks aimed at resolving the crisis which has engulfe(...)