Thu, 30 Apr, 2020
Mon, 13 Apr, 2020
Sun, 12 Apr, 2020
This is the year that the powerful farming lobby became considerably more fragmented, resulting in the very fractious picketing of meat factories; the intimidation of Bord Bia personnel at the annual ploughing championships; and the picketing of retail distribution centres.
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019
Revolutions have many things in common. One is the efforts revolutionaries make, once they have consolidated power, to ensure their version of change becomes the official narrative. This, as often as not, leads to one-dimensional, self-serving history. Writers, painters, film-makers, poets and songwriters — journalists too — all contribute to that process. Most do so with integrity and enthusiasm but not all are examples of scrupulous disinterest.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
The impending threat of Brexit, the domestic beef crisis and the growing awareness of climate change have put the importance of supporting local food producers back on the menu in Co Cork, writes
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
The average dairy farmer can expect to pay as much as €600 extra per annum for contractors, within ten years, after the Budget brought a 1.6% carbon tax increase in agri-diesel charges, which is expected to be repeated every year for the next ten years.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
joins the Irish agri-food trade mission to Japan and finds Irish beef is cooking up a storm in Tokyo, where discerning customers are insisting on high-quality food and knowledge about its provenance.
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
The Vietnam free trade deal signed two days after the EU Mercosur agreement, to much less fanfare, has substantial opportunities for Ireland's exporters and - in particular - the farming sector, who look set to lose some market under the former deal.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
One Irish mother’s mission to tackle the obesity epidemic and get more kids eating vegetables has led to her developing an award-winning blog, two bestselling cookbooks and, most recently, a range of convenient foods specifically for children.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019
ONE Irish mother’s mission to tackle the obesity epidemic and get more kids eating vegetables has led to her developing an award-winning blog, two bestselling cookbooks and, most recently, a range of convenient foods specifically for children.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019