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Achill islander Saoirse McHugh: “We need to immediately abandon plans for increasing herd size and begin destocking. We must demand that CAP payments are used to facilitate farmers in the transition towards more climate-friendly agriculture.” File photograph: Getty Images

A fortnight ago, the Irish food scene was on a high. Butter sales hit the historic €1 billion mark, and beef and livestock exports came in just short (...)

Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

 Alan McGlynn, Michael Dunphy,  Rose Crockett, Paul Doherty, and John O’Connell of  Cork-based Slí Eile, winners of the  Business in the Community Award at this year’s Bord Bia National Organic Awards

Irish foods from lamb to tomatoes, blue cheese to fortified apple wine, today won organic awards, with bidegradable packaging, and community awareness(...)

A deer in Glendalough, Wicklow. It is unclear what the management approach will mean in terms of culling. Photograph: iStock

The awarding of a contract to manage Co Wicklow’s deer population has been welcomed by farmers who say the animals have been “mercilessly” raiding fee(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Shamrock Rovers’ manager Stephen Bradley during his team’s defeat at the Carlisle Grounds. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley believes that he and his team are still on the right track despite a spate of poor results that has left the club(...)

If the right business opportunities were provided for “the forester, the farmer and the mariner”, Ireland would have a thriving bioeconomy, according (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

A revised CAP includes a radical overhaul of “the delivery model for the agri-food sector’s green contribution”, according to EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Six public meetings are to be held next month to allow farmers, those living in rural areas and environmental interests air their views on the future (...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

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