Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed: the vaccination of badgers will be starting later this month.

Badgers to get ‘the prod’

A BADGER TB vaccination programme that will start this month at selected locations across the country has been welcomed by Galway IFA – but only as part of an overall strategy aimed at curtailing...

Dept. of Agriculture had an under-spend of €78 million for 2017

THE Dept. of Agriculture has been slated for an under-spend of €78 million in its budget for 2017 – this follows on from a total of €106 million being left unspent in 2016. Fianna Fáil...
A windfarm in operation

Funding re-opens near site of Derrybrien windfarm

THE second round of community funding from the ESB for projects in the Derrybrien area of South Galway has opened from this week with local clubs and community groups eligible to apply until Friday,...
Joe Healy

Fodder meeting urgently sought by IFA

FURTHER efforts are being made this week to call another meeting of the Fodder Action Group as concerns grow across many parts of the West over a worsening situation with feed reserves. IFA President, Joe...

Contest looms for top IFA job

WITH Pat Murphy’s tenure as Galway IFA Chairman coming to an end next month, there is growing speculation that three candidates will now throw their hats into the ring over the coming week or...
Pat Murphy: Make a list of safety concerns.

IFA boss urges farmers to devote first fortnight of 2018 to safety issues

THE Chairman of Galway IFA has asked all farmers to take the first couple of weeks of the New Year to address any safety issues that have concerns over on their farms. Pat Murphy told...


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