The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has warned about the dangers of filming stunts involving farm equipment and machinery. Image: TikTok.

TikTok, the video-sharing website, is investigating after footage emerged on its platform, apparently of machinery being misused on Irish farms for da(...)

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(...)

The storage scheme will allow producers store food for between two and six months in order to “decrease of available supply on the market and rebalance the market on the long term”. Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Commission has announced a series of “exceptional measures” to support the agri-food sector during the coronavirus pandemic, including a (...)

‘Social distancing guidelines should be followed at all times where reasonably practicable.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Fruit pickers at Keelings have been placed in “family units” segregated from other workers in a bid to reduce any risk of spreading coronavirus, compa(...)

Ireland needs some 1,500 seasonal workers to pick soft fruit and vegetables over the next two months.

Coronavirus has posed a particular problem for fruit and vegetable producers – crops that must be harvested do not wait patiently for public health em(...)

In recent years, Keelings has brought in hundreds of experienced workers from countries including Poland, Latvia and Bulgaria who typically work over a six-month season. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ordered a review of the rules around foreign workers after a fruit producer was criticised for flying almost 200 Bulgarians(...)

There will be no public auctions or crowds attending at marts during the coronavirus crisis. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some trading at livestock marts will be allowed to proceed under new measures announced by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on Tuesday. Mar(...)

Karen Flood from Ballybough, Dublin enjoys a Burger from McDonald’ s on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Fast-food chain Supermac’s will close its 108 restaurants across Ireland by 7pm on Thursday, adding to the closures of McDonald’s, Subway, Nando’s and(...)

Members of the syndicat UNIA union demonstrate outside  a McDonald’s restaurant over the company’s approach to  social distancing over the coronavirus pandemic, in Crissier, Switzerland, on  March 20th. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

All McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will close by 7pm on Monday to protect the safety of its employees and customers, the company has sai(...)

A park bench in floodwater in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flooding has hit train services between Limerick and Galway as waters have risen above the rail at Kiltartan, Co Galway. Services are to be be part-s(...)

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