'Working in Ballyhaunis, we don't have to deal with the traffic'
When Eibhlin Murphy relocated home to Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo from Dublin 12 years ago it was to take up a job in the family business, Major Equipment.
When Eibhlin Murphy relocated home to Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo from Dublin 12 years ago it was to take up a job in the family business, Major Equipment.
Its name is synonymous with high quality grass mowers and slurry handling equipment but one of the challenges facing Major Equipment International Ltd is attracting graduates and skilled people to...
Getting off the corporate treadmill was a motivating factor for Mike Palmer to move to Bangladesh where he has been helping farmers.
Dairy farmer John O'Neill has been reflecting on what his legacy might be in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the worst outbreak of...
South Kerry farmers are picking up the pieces after the worst outbreak of bovine TB in decades.
Born and raised on a farm in Castleisland, Co Kerry, Fergal O'Sullivan was always fascinated with farm machinery.
It is Monday morning but for Martin Sheehan and Amy O'Dea it never holds the dread that particular day of the week promises for some.
IT sounds like a tall tail but a family dog set off on an adventure and independently caught a bus headed for the city.
Farm Relief Services have given dairy farmer and former Kerry footballer Liam O'Flaherty the freedom to do his second job - running a busy bar and nightclub.
Gardaí conducting the new investigation into the murder of the Kerry baby have vowed to go overseas in the search for the killer.
Gardai will be knocking on doors and seeking new witnesses as part of the fresh investigation into the murder of Baby John in Kerry.
The solicitor for Joanne Hayes – the woman at the centre of the Kerry Babies controversy – has...
GARDAÍ investigating the murder of an infant boy in Co Kerry more than 33 years ago are satisfied he was from the local area - and have appealed directly to his mother to come forward.
GARDAÍ have issued a full apology, both verbal and written, to Joanne Hayes, the woman at the centre of the Kerry Babies murder investigation, following scientific confirmation she was not the mother of a baby boy found on a beach over 33 years ago.
His body was found with multiple stab injuries by a local man on a Co Kerry beach almost 34 years ago, but the death of 'Baby John' and the saga that became known as the 'Kerry Babies' case is not forgotten.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has revealed her son was born with a heart condition and was treated at the cardiac unit of Crumlin Children's Hospital.
David Fleming grew up in Killarney and never thought he would be a fit for Dairymaster because he wasn't from a farming background.
A conversation sparked by an article in an in-flight magazine was the start of the development of a device that would monitor the health and fertility of cows.
Rain teemed down relentlessly and the wind held a biting chill but the man beneath the hobbyhorse was rearing to giddy up - and the first 'Wren' was out.
A new global agri-tech centre of excellence has been given the green light following the announcement of €5m in funding from Enterprise Ireland.
The mother of a baby boy who was unlawfully killed at the hands of his father said her deceased partner had been jealous of their son.
The mother of a baby boy who was unlawfully killed at the hands of his father said her former partner had been jealous of their son.
On his suckler and sheep farm on the shores of Lough Derg, Jos Hogan has developed a new hobby - bird watching.
They were native to the land but had become extinct here due to the efforts of their main predator - man.
Farmers are being threatened and intimidated on their own lands by people involved in illegal coursing.
Great music has seeped into the walls of the Begley family home in Dingle.
It is an invasive plant that threatens thousands of acres of farmland bordering the country's national parks but the battle against the rhododendron will be strengthened next week by an army of volunteers from the Men's Shed movement.
Farmers who have ESB pylons on their land have been offered up to €12,000 per pylon by ESB Networks to carry out "uprating" works on their property.
It went a long way towards righting a grave wrong, but while Commandant Pat Quinlan went to his grave bearing the "stigma of cowardice", he has always been honoured as a hero in his home county and by the men who served with him.
London is a far cry from the idyllic farm at Ballymacdoyle, Burnham on the shores of Dingle Bay, with views of Milltown across the water and Dingle town to the right of the frame.
The Irish Grain Growers Association (IGGA) has questioned the efficacy of quality assurance programmes in the beef and dairy sectors because of the lack of traceability on imported feed.
They are the custodians of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country but many hill farmers' hands are tied as to what they can do with it.
Pat Mulcahy and his daughter Sheena from Ballinwillin House and Farm near Mitchelstown and have a herd of 800 deer, 350 wild boar, 150 goats and 40 beef cattle.
Food tourism has opened up new opportunities for producers, communities and restaurateurs to put their region on the map and showcase what they do to a wider audience.
The Dingle Food Festival has been on the go for 10 years and its focus is very much on marketing what the area already has in abundance — farmers rearing animals in distinctive local conditions.
His sheep farm in Glenmalure, Co Wicklow has been in the family for generations but Jim Nolan's knowledge of the mountains has also been inherited.
She cuts a lonely figure; standing at the railway station in her best garb with all her worldly possessions packed in the two suitcases at her feet.
It may not be as well known as a similar contest held in Kerry each August - but the International Miss Macra has a 46-year history and attracts a high calibre of contestant.
The lack of planning guidelines is a constant argument being raised by people opposed to solar PV developments.
Ireland is lagging behind the rest of Europe in the development of solar energy but being a relative latecomer isn't without its advantages, as solar photovoltaic (PV) technology improves and costs drop significantly.
John Joe O'Sullivan was surprised to hear he was an alcoholic.
Ireland and Munster rugby legend Paul O'Connell has paid tribute to the family of Donal Walsh and the charity bearing his name.
He lost his mother to leukaemia and is now battling the disease himself.
The result wasn't a surprise - while fans agreed the Rebels had plenty of opportunities, there was no catching the Kingdom.
Driving along the coastal route heading south on the Iveragh Peninsula, white posters - intermittently attached to telegraph poles at the side of the road - catch the motorist's eye.
IT shouldn't be seen in Irish waters but the second sighting of the deadly moray eel off the southwest coast this year is alarming, an expert has warned.
A sea pilgrimage in a traditional Irish fishing boat, whose four-man crew included Liam O Maonlai of Hothouse Flowers, has ended in tragedy after the craft capsized off Portugal with the loss of Kerry writer and poet Danny Sheehy.
He was in Listowel, Co Kerry, to pick up an award, but as far as poet Brendan Kennelly was concerned, it was a "capital honour" from a "capital city".
Over 30 years ago, a golf club was carrying out drainage work on the 16th hole when a headline appeared in a national newspaper, 'Golf club threatens endangered species'.
It was the next best thing to a royal wedding and it happened in The Kingdom as 180 family and friends gathered for the nuptials of Alannah McGurk to fellow barrister and former Galway footballer Fiachra Breathnach.
They waited six days, but for the first visitors of the season to Skellig Michael it was worth it as the monastic settlement awakened.
A giant squid, or "kraken", and a rare blue lobster have been hauled from the deep.
A giant squid caught off the southwest coast on Monday is only the sixth documented Irish sighting of the elusive marine creature on record.
Landowners on a scenic island have been ordered to remove fencing that had blocked public access to a popular walking route.
The jury at the inquests into the deaths of a mother and her young daughter in Kerry almost four years ago has returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
The sister of a Lithuanian woman and her eight-year-old daughter murdered in Kerry nearly four years ago says she still believes the man who killed them is a monster.
It has been a seat of education, a haven for the troubled and a refuge for the hungry, where a warm meal awaited without judgment.
It started as a pet project and a means of allowing one young mother integrate into her community but has now grown into a social enterprise that's rejuvenating communities across the country.
A mother-of-three, who was brutally murdered in a flat in Cork, had had more than her fair share of suffering in her short life, mourners at her funeral were told.
Ireland's oldest working blacksmith has witnessed dramatic changes to rural life from the vantage point of his forge door.
It's school pickup time in Ventry, Co Kerry, and the post office just across the road is a hub of activity.
They pose a massive threat to health, ecosystems, property and crops but so far, there has been little by way of a concerted effort to tackle the scourge of harmful invasive plant species.
A biodiversity project in east Cork could provide a best practice blueprint on how to effectively manage invasive species.
His text alert is likely to go off at any time - when he's preparing supper for his children, putting them to bed or in the middle of the night - but Dr Jason Horan signed up for this.
A new flying doctors service that will be up and running this summer promises to reach emergencies within 30 minutes.
County councillors have backed a proposal to invite US President Donald Trump to Co Kerry.
County councillors have backed a proposal to invite US president, Donald Trump to Co Kerry.
They are at the mercy of the weather, run by ageing committees and dependent on the generosity of sponsors - for most traditional agricultural shows, the challenge of keeping the show on the road is getting harder.
An apprentice jockey has been given a four-year jail sentence for an attack on a young woman while he was on bail for a similar offence.
Eight months after a new agri-environmental scheme was first announced, farmers with designated lands in hen harrier areas are still waiting.
The caller at the other end of the phone was in a highly distressed state.
The murder of Det Garda Jerry McCabe in Adare 20 years ago caused his father Johnny to die of "a broken heart", his widow Ann McCabe has said.
The Don of the New York fashion world tied the knot with his long-time partner in his native Ballyheighue, Co Kerry at the weekend.
It's hard work being the villain of the galaxy - and it requires regular training, even when filming on location.
The Force has awakened in south Kerry. On the first day that Skellig Michael reopened to visitors for the summer season, each of the 12 boats licensed to land passengers was full to capacity.
A senior cleric in Kerry has urged his local TD Danny Healy-Rae to read Pope Francis's cyclical on climate change.
The €15m reserved to tackle hospital waiting lists in the Fianna Fáil/ Fine Gael agreement has been dismissed as "paltry" by doctors.
The Jedi are returning to Kerry - but this time they won't be spending time on Skellig Michael.
An apprentice jockey who admitted falsely imprisoning a young woman whom he sexually assaulted had Googled 'girl', 'tape' and 'gagged' on the day before the offences occurred, a court has heard.
Former Tánaiste Mary Harney says she believes the country could "stumble into" another General Election and is very worried that a stable government has yet to be put in place.
Having crashed hen parties, posed with GAA players, supped pints of the black stuff and raced along the Wild Atlantic Way, 'Top Gear' duo Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc have rolled out of town.
FORMER Tanaiste Mary Harney says she believes the country could "stumble into" another general election and is very worried that a stable government has yet to be put in place.
It is probably a lesson in how not to treat a €400,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe - allow a team of burly west Kerry footballers traipse all over the white leather upholstery with muddy football boots.
The wooden collapsible boat that brought Roger Casement ashore to Banna Strand will go on public display for the first time in more than 90 years.
A THREE times All-Ireland winning footballer has avoided conviction for refusing to give a blood or urine sample, following his arrest on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle.
The voice at the end of the line was apologetic, and the caller introduced himself as "the idiot who took the clock".
Teachers are being forced to examine their "neighbours' children" because of cutbacks in allowances for examiners and superintendents.
Teachers have been told they need to stand up for colleagues who are being bullied rather than later saying, "Isn't it a shame when one of our colleagues committed suicide."
Two-thirds of the academic staff of the country's 14 institutes of technology will begin industrial action on Monday over plans to merge the colleges into technological universities.
The grand-nephew of one of the signatories of The Proclamation has called for senior management at institute's of technology to be held accountable for the lack of women in senior roles.
Teachers who entered employment in the last four years are being treated as "galley slaves", John MacGabhann, the general secretary of the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI), has claimed.
Hollywood icon Sarah Miles has revealed she was "heartbroken" when she saw how the Dingle Peninsula had been allowed develop since filming 'Ryan's Daughter'.
Sarah Miles was an icon of the 1960s silver screen and at the pinnacle of her career when she turned her back on Hollywood, her job and stardom, to become her husband's full-time carer.
A sea of wreaths from Ireland will surround the family of baby Karol Rozycki, who will be laid to rest today in Poland.
A father found lying critically injured in a pool of blood just metres from his smothered 11-month-old baby son has died.
A FATHER found lying critically injured in a pool of blood just metres from his smothered 11 month old baby boy has died.
THE remains of an 11-month-old baby found dead in an apartment in Killarney on Sunday are being flown home to Poland tomorrow morning for burial on Saturday.
He was only here for 11 short months but in that time he brought as much happiness and joy as though he had lived a lifetime, mourners at a memorial mass for Karol Rozycki were told.
The mother of an 11-month-old baby found dead at an apartment in Killarney on Sunday has led about 500 mourners at a special memorial mass in the town.
She is the newest member of the country's best-known political dynasty - but entering public life is no huge leap for Maura Healy-Rae.
Sightings of the lethal moray eel in Irish waters are rare, but two in just over a decade is enough to set alarm bells ringing for one marine expert.
RETAINING the 9pc VAT rate is essential if the tourism sector is to remain competitive, the newly-elected president of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) said yesterday.
The majority of Irish hoteliers say they will be investing in refurbishment or marketing their hotels this year, following their best year for business in over a decade.
The Healy Rae may be known in every part of Kerry at this stage but their presence on the international stage is certainly growing.
The Healy-Rae victory tour is winding its way around the Kingdom, taking in every village and town en route.
It's being dubbed the 'Rae nua' in Irish politics. For the first time in Irish political history, two brothers were elected in the same constituency on the same day.
The Healy-Rae victory tour is winding its way around The Kingdom, taking in every village and town en route.
Independent candidate Danny Healy-Rae dismissed accusations that he tendered for a job that he later supported a campaign against.
Ireland's dwindling rural population is leaving farming families isolated and unless drastic action is taken now, rural life as we know it will cease to exist, a leading community activist has claimed.
Counting continued into the night last night in the count afresh of the 2014 Local Elections for the Listowel Electoral Area in Kerry.
FIANNA Fáil General Election candidate John Brassil has topped the poll at the Listowel Electoral Area count afresh and has been deemed elected on the first count.
A Circuit Court judge has rejected votes being included in the valid poll for an election count where the perforation was on the counterfoil and not on the ballot paper.
No more than 10 ballot papers beginning with a sequence other than number one have been excluded from the recount of votes from the 2014 Local Elections.