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

Philippine de Rotschild dies aged-80

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

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.

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.

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.