Slow growth in world dairy production drove an estimated 30 per cent increase in farm milk prices in 2017.

Milk prices boosted farmers’ incomes this year by a third to almost €32,000, but earnings could dip in 2018, according to agriculture agency Teagasc. (...)

Average cattle farm incomes remain quite low, at just €12,908 for cattle rearing farms in 2016

The average family farm income decreased by 9 per cent last year to €24,060, official figures for the sector show. The Teagasc National Farm Survey, (...)

A witness told gardaí the deceased had pulled up in his van to admire a pitbull terrier before he was shot through the open window of his van. The shooting happened outside EJ’s Menswear on Grattan Street (above), Sligo, on April 28th, 2005.  File photograph: Google Street View

A man was shot dead in front of his girlfriend and baby son as he sat in a parked van in a busy shopping street in Sligo, an inquest has heard. Hughi(...)

Teagasc’s indicated its dairy expansion service would be up and running before the end of May. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Teagasc is setting up a national service which will offer technical and financial planning advice to farmers who wish to expand following the abolitio(...)

Some dairy farms could see incomes fall by more than 50 per cent next year because of an expected drop in global milk prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some dairy farms could see incomes fall by more than 50 per cent next year because of an expected drop in global milk prices, Teagasc has warned. Its(...)

Dairy farmers enjoyed a “spectacular” 17 per cent increase in milk prices. Photograph: David Sleator

Farm incomes are forecast to rise by 13 per cent next year, mainly because the price of feed and fertiliser is expected to fall, Teagasc’s annual revi(...)