Farmers are due to get a welcome boost ahead of Christmas, as the Department of Agriculture tonight begins paying out €600m in EU farm payments.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has begun a five day visit which will focus on enhancing trade and investment opportunities with the world's third largest economy.
Christmas tree farmers are in the midst of their busiest time of year, with demand for Irish trees from across Europe.
More than €20m in funding is to be invested in a research centre that is 'mining milk' for bioactive ingredients that can be used to develop new foods with nutritional and health benefits.
The search for a fisherman missing off the south Wexford coast has been called off for the night and will resume at first light.
The Australian manufacturer of an emergency beacon device at the centre of a controversy in Ireland has said it only became aware of problems associated with the device after a fishing tragedy in Ireland.
An urgent safety alert has been issued to fishermen concerning potentially defective emergency positional beacons.
The Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has heard calls for an export credit insurance scheme following the appointment of a receiver to livestock exporter TLT International.
The Irish Farmers' Association has called for mandatory labelling of pork products with the country of origin of the meat after DNA testing showed large amounts of non-Irish pork being presented as Irish.
A Luas driver who left the wheel of his tram to save a woman from drowning is among the 36 people being commended at Irish Water Safety's National Awards Ceremony this afternoon.
An open-air exhibition showcasing photographs of the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Ireland and the UK has been launched in Grand Canal Square in Dublin.
A new centre, which will carry out scientific research into the generation of renewable energy at sea, has been launched in Cork.
A dispute in Co Wexford has led to the crews of 15 large trawlers and fishing boats being laid off, with up to 100 workers affected.
A number of livestock marts in the midlands and the west selling cattle to live exporter TLT have moved to distance themselves from reports of major losses and reassure farmers about the financial viability of their own sales.
A man in his 80s has died in a drowning in Co Donegal.
Livestock marts around Ireland are owed hundreds of thousands of euro by a cattle exporting company in the midlands that has gone into receivership, it has been confirmed.
The RNLI is to establish a new lifeboat station at Union Hall in West Cork.
The Irish Dairy Board has announced a €20m investment in Saudi Arabia.
A second case of ash dieback has been found in native ash trees growing in an Irish hedgerow.
A young Moldovan dancer who was on the bridge of the Costa Concordia cruise liner with Captain Francesco Schettino when it capsized last year told an Italian court she had been his lover.