The ten-year-old fish had a tumour protruding from its head (pic: Lort Smith Animal Hospital)

Goldfish undergoes 'high risk' brain surgery

16 Sep A goldfish called George is on the mend in Australia today after undergoing "high risk" brain surgery in an operation the vet described as "fiddly".

Beef farmers have been protesting at retail units and restaurants over falling prices

CSO figures show further fall in farm incomes

16 Sep Agricultural incomes, which have been under considerable pressure since last autumn, fell further in July according to the latest official figures from the Central Statistics Office.

A notorious shellfish from Asia was discovered in hot water beside the Lough Ree Power plant at Lanesborough in Co Longford

Asian clams invasion in River Shannon

13 Sep Inland Fisheries board inspectors are to hold meetings over the next three days to decide on an emergency plan to eliminate a dangerous invasive species that is threatening fish stocks on the river Shannon.

IFA met with Tescos to discuss beef labelling issue

IFA waiting for Tesco response on labelling

05 Sep The IFA has said it is expecting a a response from Tesco within a week about a labelling proposal for Irish beef that they hope could free up cross border cattle trade.

Phil Hogan is expected to become the next EU Commissioner for Agriculture

Hogan gets NI MEP's backing for EU post

05 Sep Northern Ireland's Ulster Unionist member of the European Parliament Jim Nicholson has backed Fine Gael's Phil Hogan to get the Agriculture portfolio in the European Commission.

Farmers are seeking a change to the entry requirement for the GLAS

Farmers protest outside Taoiseach's office

03 Sep A number of farmers are staging a protest outside the Taoiseach's constituency office in Castlebar to demonstrate about the eligibility criteria for a new environmental scheme.

Fishermen, firefighters, and government personnel have been working to remove the dead fish from Lake Cajititlan

Tonnes of fish die in Mexico lake

01 Sep Close to 50 tonnes of fish have died over the last six days from unknown causes in Tlajomulco, in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Cattle farmers have been concerned over falling prices and retailers' specifications

Coveney positive about beef sector outlook

22 Aug Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said the medium and long-term outlook for the beef sector is very strong across Europe and in new markets such as Asia and the Middle East.

Philippe de Rothschild house produces the Mouton Cadet claret, a standard bearer in the world of Bordeaux wine

Philippine de Rothschild dies aged 80

23 Aug The grande dame of Bordeaux wine Philippine de Rothschild and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80.

About 53% of Irish beef exports go to the United Kingdom

Farmers concerned by beef prices and age limits

20 Aug The President of the Irish Farmers Association has said a forum of beef industry representatives needs to meet immediately so proper discussions can take place on the future of the sector.

Russia has banned fruit, vegetable, meat, fish and dairy imports from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway

Lower number of Irish exports to Russia 'affected'

10 Aug Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said it is estimated that only €10-15m of Irish food exports to Russia will be directly affected by Russia's decision to ban food imports from the EU.

Russia's ban on imports began today and will last for a year

Russia bans EU and US food imports

07 Aug Russia is to ban fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway in response to EU and US sanctions.

Anyone who believes they have seen a Portuguese man-o-war should report it

Sightings of Portuguese man-o-war unconfirmed

06 Aug The Irish Coastal and Marine Research Centre has said while there have been reports of the Portuguese man-o-war jellyfish in Wexford and Waterford, it cannot confirm any official sightings.