Cheltenham festival:  Ireland relies heavily on Britain to buy its horses, Seanad committee hears. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Irish horse racing industry cannot adapt its product to suit new markets and British racecourses such as Cheltenham and Aintree cannot be replicat(...)

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association called on farmers not to be panicked by media reports on farm debt. Photograph: Frank Miller

Farmers’ groups have warned of potentially ugly scenes if vulture funds begin selling off Irish farms. Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association pr(...)

An Irish Water pipeline is to be laid underneath lands belonging to local dairy farmers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water’s final proposed route for its €1.2 billion Shannon to Dublin water pipe will affect over 500 landowners, many of them farmers. The 170km(...)

 Some of the 40 sheep who were killed during a dog attack in Co Kerry last Friday. Photograph: ICMSA

Dog owners in rural areas have been asked to keep an eye on their pets after 40 sheep were killed during a dog attack in Co Kerry last Friday. It is(...)

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(...)

Chief executive at Kerry Group Stan McCarthy:  He is to resign as head of the group’s co-operative arm amid the company’s ongoing row with suppliers over price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With no sign of an upturn in milk prices, the State’s leading dairy lobby group has called for a cut in output – a move that would have been unthinkab(...)

Yvonne Corcoran-Loftus, curator of the Michael Davitt Museum, said politicians of all political stripes had been approached about funding, with no success. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

When the electricity bill comes in for the State’s only museum dedicated to international humanitarian and social reformer Michael Davitt, the volunta(...)

Ornua’s new Mitchelstown plant, which will be known as Kerrygold Park, places the co-op in direct competition with its members for the first time

Undaunted by the global slump in dairy, Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, has been on a major expansion drive. In the last 18 months, the group (...)

Milk supply: A glut in production, a slowdown in Chinese demand and Russia’s trade embargo have combined to create the worst dairy market slump in a decade. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than €800 million has been wiped off the value of Ireland’s dairy sector due to collapsing milk prices over the past two years. The Irish Cream(...)

Rosanna Davison: ‘gluten in food should be avoided’.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2003, Rosanna Davison was crowned the world’s most beautiful woman when she won Miss World. By 2012, with dad Chris de Burgh’s blessing, Davison(...)

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