The salvaging of the Costa Concordia was one of the largest and most complex ever attempted

Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa to be scrapped

27 Jul The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap today, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.

The fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than in any other economic sector

Farmers urged to review safety on farms

21 Jul The Irish Farmers' Association is asking all farmers to set time aside to review safety on their farms as Ireland marks its first National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

IFA president Eddie Downey warned  that a lot of issues facing Minister for Agriculture

IFA concern over Coveney's additional portfolio

12 Jul The President of The Irish Farmers Association Eddie Downey has said he hopes the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, will not lose focus on agricultural issues.

Ireland set to be first European country to sell beef to US in 15 years

Irish beef could be on sale in US by September

26 Jun Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said that he expects Ireland to become the first European country to export beef to the US, with Irish beef on sale in the US by September.

Farmers unloaded hay bales and are staging a protest outside the Dept of Agriculture

IFA in protest over ongoing beef crisis

17 Jun Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said it is neither appropriate nor legally possible for him to intervene on the question of beef prices after a day of protests by farmers in Dublin.

Bog owners there say they have an established right to cut turf

Turf cutting begins despite EU ban

22 Jun A number of machines have been taken onto Monivea bog in Co Galway, to cut turf in contravention of a ban under the EU Habitats Directive.

Farmers held a protest at the Department of Agriculture yesterday

Coveney rejects IFA criticism over beef prices

18 Jun Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has rejected as untrue criticism from IFA President Eddie Downey that he is sleep-walking through the crisis engulfing farmers over beef prices.