The ISPCA strongly urges dog owners to act responsibly and keep their animals under control around sheep and other livestock. Don’t let your pets roam freely in the countryside where they can inflict horrific injuries and suffering on lambs and ewes.

ISPCA and IFA appeal to dog owners to keep their pets under proper control

FARM leaders and the ISPCA (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) have made another appeal to dog owners – especially those living on the edge of towns – to keep their...
Back to life on the farm on Saturdays at Greethill, Athenry, for IFA President, Joe Healy, as he forks out silage to his stock. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Putting the pieces back together again . . . as Galway President starts...

Well into his first year of office as President of the IFA, JOE HEALY talks to FRANCIS FARRAGHER about a new life, new challenges and a new beginning for the Association. JOE Healy well remembers...

Farmers need to acquaint themselves with new regulations on spraying

BY SINEAD DEVANEY AND TIM HYDE THE introduction of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) has created many questions for farmers and Teagasc staff over recent months. Many of the questions are answered below and simply any...
A section of the large crowd that turned out at Peacockes of Maam Cross last Friday night for the INHFA meeting on the review of ANC payments. PHOTO: TOM BRODERICK.

Huge push for hike in ANC hill payments

THERE was a huge turnout of farmers for the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) meeting in Maam Cross last Friday night, aimed at stepping up the pressure to secure increased ANC payments...
"Those magnificent men in their tractor machines" . . . the Masseys, John Deeres, New Hollands and many, many more ready for the off last Sunday morning in Barnaderg at the start of the North Galway Tractor Run in aid of Galway Hospice.

€13.5m worth of tractors take to the road at Barnaderg for charity run

OVER €13 million worth of tractor hardware was on display last Sunday in Barnaderg at the start of the North Galway Tractor Run that’s expected to pull in over €13,000 for the Galway Hospice...
Powerful vintage: IFA President, Joe Healy, beside a David Brown 30D at the IFA protest outside the Dáil last week seeking aid for grain growers whose crops were decimated by the bad weather of last September.

Grain package on the cards

A BREAKTHROUGH package for grain farmers who suffered huge losses due to the rains of last September is now likely to emerge following a meeting of the National Tillage Forum early next month. Minister of...


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