Sean O Leary

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The Republic has been at the forefront of the EU’s post-quota dairy expansion plans. Photograph: iStock

When Chinese baby formula-maker Synutra opened a huge factory in western France last month with a ceremony of Breton dancing and fireworks, the boss p(...)

The council is following a model used by London’s Lewisham council which has completed a modular apartment complex providing 24 homes for families living in emergency accommodation. Photograph: Martin Godwin

Fifty years after the construction of the Ballymun flats, Dublin City Council is returning to pre-fabricated apartment blocks to provide a solution to(...)

An inquest has heard the remains of Bridget Crosbie of The Faythe in Wexford town were discovered on November 20th after family members contacted gardaí upon learning she had not been seen in the locality for a long period. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The body of an 82-year-old woman found at her home in Wexford town in November 2015 may have lain undiscovered for up to three months, according to an(...)

Milk production line at Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies: the company has  increased its monthly milk price for the first time in nearly 18 months

In one of the strongest indications yet of recovery in dairy markets, Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies yesterday increased its monthly milk price for the (...)

While the fee for a one-off house is €65, and €34 for an extension, fees for larger residential and commercial developments increase in line with the size of the development. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of planning applications made to local authorities across the State rose by 20 per cent last year, with Dublin City Council receiving almos(...)

Like many involved in Irish agriculture, dairy farmer Sean O’Leary is adopting “a wait and see approach”. File photograph: Getty Images

Like many involved in Irish agriculture, dairy farmer Sean O’Leary is adopting “a wait and see approach” before making any predictions about how Brexi(...)

Europe’s largest milk producers are pushing for more agressive supply control measures, including the possibility of mandatory cuts in production, to (...)

Ireland’s dairy industry increased output by 18.5 per cent in the first  12 months since the ending of quotas. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

To cut or not to cut, that is the question facing Ireland’s beleaguered dairy farmers. With overproduction in Europe now cited as the main cause of f(...)

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, Joe Healy, has criticised milk processor Glanbia over the price it is paying to suppliers. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The new president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, Joe Healy, has criticised milk processor Glanbia over the price it is paying to suppliers. Mr He(...)

Glanbia has been accused of “short-changing” suppliers after it cut base milk prices to 22 cent a litre, their lowest level in seven years, amid the (...)

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