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Proposals to cut the national agriculture herd to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was a ‘lazy narrative’ the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Proposals to cut the national agriculture herd to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was a “lazy narrative” based on “flawed” calculations, the Irish Far(...)

‘Ignoring agriculture increases the costs for other sectors and for the economy as a whole,’ Department of Public Expenditure secretary general  Robert Watt said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Key planks of the Government’s climate action plan are “not credible” and it should have proposed cutting the national farming herd rather than “ignor(...)

Micheál Martin has revisited the  pensions issue which became a hot election topic. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

If there’s one thing Ireland Inc will need in any new government, it is pragmatism. With €20 billion odd required to help tide the State and its work(...)

Companies that narrowly missed a deadline to qualify for the temporary Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme should be shown some leniency, the Green Party has said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Companies that missed a Revenue deadline to qualify for the Covid-19 temporary wage subsidy have been given a lifeline by the Revenue Commissioners. (...)

Paving stones removed at St Peter and Paul Place. Photograph: Cork City Council

Cork City Council has begun an investigation into an incident where someone removed paving stones from pavements in the city centre and left flowers a(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. To support production companies “in places like Limerick, Galway and Waterford”, the party says it will create a fund that will rise to as much as €80 million a year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With an interim phase of denial, anger and bargaining to muddle through before the Irish government formation game begins in earnest, there’s time to (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan celebrates with his sons, Jack and Tom, after he was elected in  Dublin Bay South on the first count. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

If you came fresh to the Green Party’s performance in the general election, you would be reaching for the superlatives. Here was a party that was vot(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin TD canvassing in Dun Laoghaire with the party's  candidate Juliette O'Connell.Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin will seek to negotiate a common platform with the Green Party, the Social Democrats and like-minded independents in(...)

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin ‘are sticking to the status quo’ on climate change, says Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said his party will “walk away” from any potential Government formation talks if larger parties do not fully commit (...)

The skylark is among the species that has been attracted to Feargal Ó Cuinneagáin’s meadows of richly mixed native herbs and wild flower. Drawing by Michael Viney

On first encounter a generation ago, it seemed such gawky jargon, the coinage of science journals, that I winced at using it here in ordinary, affable(...)

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