The Harbour Company is seeking approval for a €126m expansion

Galway harbour extension may need EU approval

01 Oct An Bord Pleanála has indicated that compensatory environmental protection measures would be needed if a major extension of Galway Harbour is to proceed.

Since BSE was first identified in Britain in 1986, strict controls have tempered the spread of the disease

Welsh government reports 'mad cow' case

01 Oct The Welsh government said a dead cow on a farm in Wales had been confirmed as having mad cow disease, but said it had not entered the food chain and there was no risk to human health.

Farmers are worried about the potential for a further collapse in milk prices

Income levels top farmers' concerns

22 Sep Income levels are the primary source of concern for farmers, according to the Irish Farmers' Association and the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association.