European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan was in Mountbellew last Friday to officially launch Mountbellew Agricultural College's Strategic Development Plan. Photo: David Walsh

Canada’s EU deal is worry for beef farmers

TWO independent West of Ireland public representatives have warned that the recent EU trade  deal with Canada – passed last week by the European Parliament – could have serious consequences for Irish beef and...
Joe Brady: Scope there to secure payments.

ANC payments: scope is there to secure cash

THE Dept. of Agriculture should be in a position to ensure that Irish farmers don’t lose out on any payments in the current ANC review, according to a senior IFA representative, following discussions with...
Minister Michael Creed: Grain package today?

D-day for farmers at Tillage Forum

GALWAY grain farmers will find out later today (Thursday) whether an aid package will be forthcoming from the Dept. of Agriculture for growers who suffered huge losses due to last September’s disastrous weather. The National...
Local farmer and publican, Gerry Delaney, points to one of the many locations in Abbey Bog that have been scarred by illegal dumping. PHOTOs: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Nature gem of local area is now scarred by louts who use bog as...

A DUMPING epidemic over the winter period has blighted a North Galway village with mounds of litter now building up along the roadways of bogs in the Abbeyknockmoy area. Villagers held a meeting last week...
Enda Monaghan, Caherlistrane, Seamus Brannick, Holymount and John Derrig, Shrule at the recent IFA Sheep Meeting in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam.

IFA meet Hogan on new CAP framework

THE UK’S withdrawal from the EU must not be used to try and reduce the spending on the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) that will click-in after 2020, according to IFA President Joe Healy. Last...
Patrick Waldron, Cross; John Joe Hughes, Kilmaine and Francis Quinn, Cortoon, at last week's sheep meeting in Tuam.

GLAS pay-run of just 323 on Friday as anger mounts

A FURTHER 323 GLAS farmers got their money last week from the Dept. of Agriculture as pressure grows on Minister Michael Creed to clear the payments logjam. IFA President, Joe Healy, said that while he...


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