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Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae told Dáil: “Perhaps people should be removed if necessary. It is about time . . . It is a disgrace.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has said it is “about time” that people were removed from the Irish Greyhound Board for mismanagement. He claimed th(...)

Joe Healy: said the threat of Brexit was the “most significant challenge” to face Ireland’s farming and food sector since the formation of the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy is to meet his UK counterparts on Friday as the Republic’s food exports industry looks to mitigat(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has described the revelations surrounding the Garda force as “unacceptable” but said on Sunday that Commis(...)

Beef displayed at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown(...)

A sequoia felled at the Longford estate. Photograph: Friends of the Irish Environment

Campaigners for the environment have expressed concern about the felling of at least nine mature oak trees up to 80 years old in the grounds of the Ca(...)

The order issued by the Department of Agriculture in December, to owners of captive birds as well as poultry farmers, meant the loss of free-range and organic status for chicken, egg and turkey producers. Photograph: Chor Sokunthea/Reuters

An order for poultry farmers to keep their flocks indoors to minimise the risk of avian flu will remain in place until the end of April, despite the r(...)

Ireland’s biggest markets in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia, at about €135 million a year, and the United Arab Emirates, at about €60 million. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s €20 billion food and beverage industry is turning to the Middle East for sales as the United Kingdom, its biggest buyer, prepares to move ah(...)

Ireland’s €11bn food sector has long been highlighted as highly vulnerable to Brexit, with more than half of the State’s food output going to the UK

The Government’s plan to nearly double the value of Ireland’s food output over the next decade may no longer be feasible because of Brexit, an Oireac(...)

Cattle farming: EU row is a testament to how meat production, and beef in particular, is fast becoming a climate bogeyman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed endeavours to open up new markets for Irish beef, Germany’s environment minister announced her ministry woul(...)

Francis Kenneally, Central Stores, Kanturk. “I don’t think it really has picked up at all, to be honest.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The shop seems dusty and unfrequented. Outside, Friday afternoon traffic makes its way through Kanturk in the constituency of Cork North-Wes(...)

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