Here's one I made earlier ... Emma Ferguson with three-week-old son Paddy and her winning loaf

Emma Ferguson, a mother of three from Rathmolyon, Co Meath, is the winner of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition. Her loaf will go on sale in (...)

Emma Ferguson from Trim, Co Meath, with her two-week-old son Paddy  after winning the National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland

The skies blackened just before lunch and, sure enough, the rain came. Not enough, mind you, to dampen the spirits of those at the National Ploughing (...)

The arrival of Storm Ali, which affected electricity supplies across the country and forced the second day of the National Ploughin Championships to be abandoned for health and safety reasons, reflected the weather-dependent nature of farming. Photograph: Tom Honan

Farming is a difficult, dangerous occupation. For those involved, developing a family business and working outdoors can be hugely satisfying, with the(...)

The scene near Clifden, Co Galway, where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff during  Storm Ali. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Met Éireann is monitoring whether another storm could arrive as soon as this weekend after almost 200,000 people were left without power on Wednesday (...)

The wind blowing hard at the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore Co Offaly. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The decision wasn’t taken lightly, but it had to be done. As Storm Ali continued to batter Screggan in Co Offaly on Wednesday morning, the organiser(...)

Mary Berry said  people responded to Storm Ali ‘in a very Irish way and were very cheerful about it’. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mary Berry was an unlikely victim of Storm Ali after her highly-anticipated take off at the National Ploughing Championships fell as flat as an underc(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are pictured at the  National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Presidential candidates have descended on the opening of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly, which more than 300,000 people are expecte(...)

A wind map models the approach of Storm Ali at 6am on Wednesday. Image: Magicseaweed.com

A severe wind warning for gusts of up to 120km/h was issued ahead of the arrival of Storm Ali over Ireland on Tuesday night. The first named storm of(...)

Offaly man John Lyttle has just been named CEO of the Boohoo online retail group

Irish taxpayers are still paying more in income tax, USC and PRSI combined than they were a decade ago, despite repeated Government promises to cut ta(...)

The National Ploughing Championships begin on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish farm output has jumped by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, driven by the lifting of milk quotas in Europe, a new Central Bank study has revealed.(...)

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