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Renewable revolution sweeping rural Ireland
Jack Kennedy
The solution is to allow emissions reductions be discounted from total farm emissions.
Colm McCarthy: our water and electricity shortages
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: our water and electricity shortages
The two national utilities responsible for electric power and water are clearly uncomfortable with the IDA’s enthusiasm for more data centres.
Significant change within government
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Significant change within government
We wish Simon Harris well, as he becomes Taoiseach at a critical juncture for Irish agriculture, the wider economy, and society.
Tillage sector support missing in action
Tillage – to completely ignore the one sector that is dependent on ground conditions, time of year and crop choice is an utter disgrace.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: solid ground at last
All the cattle were brought back in after the deluge in the middle of last week, and to give the ground a chance to recover.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: European farm taxes vary wildly
Normally in this country, tax debates focus on the corporate taxes paid by multinationals and businesses, but the discretion given to member states is almost unlimited.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Wet weather taking its toll
Farmers are an extremely resilient bunch, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that stress and strain can get the better of the best of us. It’s important to keep talking.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Improved communication needed on BVD plan
Part of the frustration around the BVD National Eradication Programme is a lack of regular dialogue with farmers and no clear direction of what plan will be implemented in the coming years.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Focus on what you can control
Some common sense on inspections is badly needed at a difficult juncture for the farm sector.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: wet weather still slowing progress
On the tillage side, land has certainly got firmer and the water level in what I use as an indicator ditch has dropped significantly.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: What a difference a year makes
The European Commission President went out of her way to assure European farmers that she appreciated their work in providing safe, nutritious food for Europe's population.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Prospects for Ireland's capital budget
It is a gamble to promise indefinite expansion of the capital programme.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints