Nathan, Olivia and Felim Cotton; Ervillagh, Ahascragh, at the County Galway Ploughing Championship in Shaboley earlier this month. Photo: Gerry Stronge.

Straw bedded shed put forward as an alternative to slats in Cleggan appeal

THERE is strong opposition to the granting of planning permission to a slatted shed in West Connemara – it is suggested that a straw bedded shed would be more appropriate. Fears have been expressed that...
Anne Mitchell

‘Vultures’ to add on legal costs in sale of debt farms

FARMERS who have made settlements with so-called Vulture Funds – usually involving the sale of their farms – have been warned of a ‘sting in the tail’ in terms of a legal costs deduction. Galway...
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...
Organiser Maura Canning and Irish country music legend Mike Denver launching the annual IFA Green Ribbon Walk and Talk mental health awareness event that will be held at the Portumna Forest Park on Sunday next, May 7, starting at 3pm.

Songs and chat to be part of fifth Green Ribbon day

WITH the fine weather set to continue over the weekend, a big turnout is expected for the fifth annual mental health awareness walk at Portumna Forest Park on Sunday next, May 7, starting at...

Mediate rather than litigate

Farm disputes can be difficult to resolve. If you are involved in a dispute that is proving difficult to settle, either a dispute between family members or a farm business dispute, mediation may provide...
Dairying: Fuelling land prices in the South.

Cashflow and expansion prospects continues to drive market for dairymen

LAND prices declined in the West of Ireland last year in contrast to Munster and Leinster, according to the findings of a major survey carried out by Teagasc and the Society of Chartered Surveryors...

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