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Call for Department to issue burial licences if fallen animal dispute not sorted
Anne O'Donoghue
Burial licences should be issued to farmers if the ongoing dispute is not resolved immediately, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Record breaking weeks for gas use and wind energy generation
11 December 2023 News
Record breaking weeks for gas use and wind energy generation
Over the past two weeks, records have been shattered in the Irish energy system, both in terms of natural gas consumption and wind energy generation.
ACRES delay: farmers under financial pressure to pay bills - Cairns
11 December 2023 Schemes
ACRES delay: farmers under financial pressure to pay bills - Cairns
By delaying payments for some farmers until March, people will be under intense financial pressure to pay their bills over the coming months, Social Democrats leader Holly Cairns has said.
Department inaction on fallen animal services ‘beyond unacceptable’
This incompetence has directly contributed to this issue now on farms where farmers are unable to have fallen animals collected, the IFA added.
11 December 2023 News
Nurturing sustainable futures: The EU Just Transition Fund in Ireland’s midlands
In a bid to revitalise the midlands economy, Paddy Mathews, head of operations for Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands at Fáilte Ireland, sheds light on the transformative power of the EU Just Transition Fund
11 December 2023 Advertisers' anouncements
EU needs to tackle concentrating land ownership - Commissioner
European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski wants more supports for small farmers and a mandatory cap on direct payments, which is already in play in Ireland.
11 December 2023 News
An Taisce's nitrates case heads for High Court
The environmental body could collapse Ireland’s nitrates derogation if its legal challenge is successful.
10 December 2023 News
Storm Fergus: severe gusts forecast in the west on Sunday
A status red warning has been issued for coastal parts of Galway until 4.30pm on Sunday.
10 December 2023 News
Average loss of €5,000 where winter crops not planted
Dr Fiona Thorne gave a rundown on tillage farm incomes at the Irish Tillage and Land Use Society’s winter conference.
10 December 2023 News
Almost 8,000 fewer farmers in Ireland since census 2016
In the 2011 Census, there were 73,146 farmers in Ireland. This number fell to 61,472 in 2022.
10 December 2023 News
Lower cow star ratings - are changing percentiles responsible?
The recent focus on breeding index changes has uncovered movement in star ratings of suckler cows for many farmers, but these changes are not responsible in numerous cases.
10 December 2023 News
Regan signs €20m-plus sale contract for Barne Estate
The residential estate in Co Tipperary is the subject of court proceedings brought by Coolmore boss John Magnier.
9 December 2023 News