Niall O'Donoghue from Kinvara at the Pro-Agri Grass Seed Open Day last Saturday in Ballinderreen. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

Backlog of 3,800 remains in GLAS scheme

WITH only 300 farmers being cleared for GLAS payments every week, it could take another three months to clear the backlog, a leading IFA official has warned this week. According to IFA Rural Development Chairman,...
A Mayo Blackface ewe tends to her newly born lambs at a Athenry farm this week. EIREFOTO.

Aughty farmers vow to fight for Harrier ‘compo’

FARMERS in the Slieve Aughty area of South Galway and East Clare are planning to step up their campaign for the restoration of the Hen Harrier compensation scheme in some shape or form. Several hundred...
Farmers urged to take part in Brexit seminar

Farmers urged to take part in Brexit seminar

GALWAY farmers and IFA members have been asked to consider attending next Monday’s special seminar on the Brexit issue to be held in Goffs, Kill, Co. Kildare. A number of high profile speakers will address...
Attending the launch of the Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival in Corofin were, (back): Peter McDonagh, John O’Connell, Sonny Jennings, Shane Jennings of Bimeda, Cathal and Trevor Murphy of Murphy’s Tracktors. (Front): John Farrell, Des Fahy of FBD, Joseph Stephens, Peter Hegarty, J.J. Cummins, Jonathon Tynan and Minister Sean Canney.

Sheep shearing finals for Corofin

COROFIN is all set to host the Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival over the weekend of May 19 to 21 next with a jam packed line-up of events scheduled. The event was formally launched in Corofin...

Small farmers still waiting for GLAS cheques

Almost 1,400 farmers across Galway and Mayo are still waiting for their GLAS funding to arrive – nearly three months after payments were due. That’s according to local Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív who claimed that...

Irish milk could leave our shops

A shortage of Irish milk on the supermarket shelves during the winter months could become a reality unless liquid producers receive a viable price for their product, IFA President Joe Healy has warned. He was...


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