Minister for  Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten warned that Brexit made it now essential that Ireland ramp up its production of renewable energy as much of our energy is sourced through the UK.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Renewable Energy Incentive scheme to be announced in the Budget will not make the same mistakes as the North’s “cash for ash” scandal, the Minister(...)

Donna Price pictured with a photo her son Darren at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore,  Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom Honan

Clutching a framed photo of her son Darren, Donna Price looks down at the other 187 frames. The white frames, with images of people killed on Irish r(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary pictured at the airline’s press conference on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It has been a week of uncharacteristically poor PR management at Ryanair, with the airline forced to cancel 2 per cent of its flights over the next si(...)

Grace Roche : owner of Pretty Things farm clothing for women. Photograph:  Seán Dunne

Attitudes towards women in farming have evolved, according to a woman who considers herself as having a “slash career”. Grace Roche, who lives on a 1(...)

People renting out their homes on Airbnb may have to get a licence under new rules to be brought in by the Government. Minister for Housing Eoghan Mu(...)

Catriona and John Carley with children Maebh (8) and Emily (10).  Photograph: Sean Dunne

Brexit is one of the greatest issues facing farming families in Ireland, according to concerned farmers who visited the Ploughing Championships in Co (...)

Bord na Móna has committed to exiting the business of peat supply for power-generation by 2030

Semi-State energy company Bord na Móna wants to invest up to €60 million in a proposed new wood pellet plant in the US state of Georgia that could be (...)

Higgins’ current seven-year term as President is due to come to an end in October 2018 if it is not renewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins says he will not announce if he is going to run for the presidency again until September 2018. His current seven-year ter(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “We export 90 per cent of our beef, 50 per cent of that goes to the UK market, 45 per cent goes on to the European market, but half of that uses the UK as a land bridge to go to the European market.” Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Bad weather is always a worry at the National Ploughing Championships but this year a particularly large storm cloud is hanging over the event – in th(...)

Competitors ploughing fields at last year’s championship in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The three-day National Ploughing Championships begin today in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Food fairs, motor shows, fashion shows and sheep dog tr(...)

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