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

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said Ireland would resist mounting EU pressure to scale back its milk production at this week’s Farm Council m(...)

Sean O’Donoghue, CEO of the Killybegs Fishermens’ Organisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish fishing fleet will not allow itself be “sold out” by the European Commission if Britain withdraws from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), i(...)

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association President Patrick Kent said the Government can play a vital role as a broker between the EU and the UK to help ensure that the single market continues to include the UK, given the huge and unique dependence of Ireland on exports to the UK. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has warned the Brexit referendum result has “the potential to give rise to significan(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly said that last year 7,000 hares were taken from the wild to be used in coursing events. Photograph:  Ian Hodgson/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has refused to ban hare coursing outright but acknowledged the regulations are “an Irish solution to an Irish (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said most Fine Gael Cabinet members, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will visit the United Kingdom between now and June 23rd to emphasise  that the UK staying within the EU would be good for it and also good for Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish and British governments have scheduled a high- level meeting for the week after Britain’s EU referendum to discuss the consequences of the (...)

Henry Corbally, chairman,  and Siobhán Talbot, managing director of Glanbia: the Glanbia Advance Payment (Gap) scheme was described by the company as a “dynamic volatility measure”. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Glanbia has established a new €55 million advance payment scheme, offering interest-free cashflow support to suppliers in periods when milk and grain(...)

Jarlsberg cheese is similar to Swiss Emmental. Image: iStock

Norway’s largest dairy co-op, Tine, has announced to plans to shift its production of Jarlsberg cheese to one of the three Dairygold sites in Co Cork.(...)

Even at a basic financial level – which is how you have to talk to Fine Gael – why won’t the Government prioritise the capital, when Dublin is the driving force of the economy? File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When a rake of new junior ministers were announced last week – the second-highest ever number in the history of the State – there was a glaring omissi(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Sgt Maurice McCabe. The Minister stressed she and her department had no involvement in the Garda Commissioner’s approach to the commission of inquiry. Photograph: Composite: Collins/The Irish Times

The political pressure on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald over the fallout from the O’Higgins report(...)

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