Protests by farmers continue outside meat processing plants around the country. File image

ABP food group has said that 355 of its workers have been temporarily let go from its plant at Cahir, Co Tipperary bringing the total lay-offs in the (...)

An Taisce said the “moderate advice” contained in the teacher resource document did not include dietary recommendations.

The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA) response to recommendations that children cut back on meat and dairy has been “completely hysterical” and is in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US president Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock as Melania Trump looks on during the annual presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC n 2018. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Politicians cannot win. Leo Varadkar has been accused of hypocrisy over his vow to reduce his carbon footprint by cutting down on red meat while order(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, last week. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Farmers and agri-food operators are becoming anxious about the “weight of consideration” being given to the Border question in the Brexit negotiations(...)

Some farmers are supplementing grass with five kilos of meal. Photograph: iStock

Farmers are facing “huge additional costs” if the current spell of dry weather continues as growth rates on farms have dropped by anything from 50-70 (...)

An emergency fodder delivery arrives from the UK to the Dairygold Co-Op in Ballymakeera, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

There is no alternative hardy versatile crop that Irish farmers could grow to withstand a fodder crisis caused by a long winter and a cold, wet spring(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)


Companies and organisations based in Ireland spent more than €12.5 million in Brussels lobbying at the European Union level last year. Lobbying and P(...)

Puddles, splashes of colour in cow pens, noisy farmers and barking dogs make for unhappy and significantly more stressed cattle, a major international study has found. File photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Puddles, splashes of colour in cow pens, noisy farmers and barking dogs make for unhappy and significantly more stressed cattle, a major international(...)

A tractor is positioned to hold a roof down on a farm as as  Ophelia hits the Co Clare peninsula of Loop Head. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The impact of Monday’s severe weather on farmers may not become evident for several months, their representative groups believe. President of the Iri(...)

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