Next general election begins to close in
The Dealer
While Paul Kehoe becomes the latest Fine Gael TD to head for the Dáil's departure lounge, Michael Fitzmaurice is embracing party politics and preparing to serve in Government, with Independent Ireland
7 February 2024 News
Cowen on Fianna Fáil ticket for Europe
The former shortlived Minister for Agriculture won a hard-fought nomination contest to stand for Fianna Fáil in the European elections.
17 January 2024 Opinion
Opinion: quick guide to the European Parliament
The European Parliament has its own party groupings and an extensive committee structure. Here's a quick guide to its workings.
Opinion: farming will be affected by 2024's many elections
With elections due this year in Ireland, the UK, the US and the EU, it will be hard to keep up with all the shenanigans, predicts Pat O'Toole.
6 January 2024 Opinion
A year of elections, with one big selection
The Goverment is likely to go to the polls in October, predicts The Dealer , but needs to pick a new European Commissioner before it does.
3 January 2024 Dealer
Opinion: my political awards for 2023
Who were the politicians who most impacted on farming during 2023? How will they fare next year?
28 December 2023 Opinion
Little change to farmer voting intentions
Fine Gael and Fianna Fail's support among farmers is undamaged by the nitrates derogation and nature restoration rows, our survey shows.
27 December 2023 News
Positive 2024 beckons despite unfulfilled political soundings
With 2023 coming to an end we look back on the impact of prices, politics and policy on Irish farming and where to go next in 2024.
27 December 2023 Viewpoints
Mary Coughlan elected in Donegal
Coughlan served as a Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal South-West for 24 years and is now moving back to her grassroots.
20 December 2023 News
Milk processor CEOs accused of being absent in derogation debate
Dairy co-op CEOs were criticised for their lack of visibility in the debate around nitrates derogation, an emergency meeting of Cork central IFA heard on Sunday night.
29 November 2023 News
Barry Cowen to seek MEP nomination
The former minister for agriculture wants to stand for Fianna Fáil in the expanded Midlands-North-West European constituency.
28 November 2023 News
Farmer who allegedly threw dung at Minister Rabbitte charged with assault
Judge Gabbett adjourned the case to 22 February next for the CCTV to be provided to the farmer's legal team, Gordon Deegan reports.
24 November 2023 News