Michael Creed: More paid out due to online efficiency.

ANC payments arrive for 12,000 Galway farmers

ANC or ‘headage’ monies are arriving this week to about 12,000 Co. Galway farmers this week – the payments normally coincide with the National Ploughing Championships and were announced on Tuesday morning by Agriculture...
Michael Fitzmaurice: River restrictions on the way?

Ban on animal access to rivers on way

THE days of farmers being able to let their cattle drink from rivers and streams bordering or running through their lands could be coming to an end. A review group consisting of officials from the...
Joe Healy

‘Talk to Joe’ as IFA gets back on track

GALWAY’S National IFA President Joe Healy has got a strong endorsement from his own county as the mid-term review of the association’s top positions clicks into place over the coming months. The mid-term review of...
Maura Canning, in action earlier this year in the Co. Galway Ploughing Championships in Monivea – she will now be representing Galway in next week’s National Finals in Screggan, Tullamore. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Galway set to plough ahead

GALWAY will have a total of 16 competitors taking part in next week’s National Ploughing Championships with two participants set to defend their All-Ireland titles. Aidan Higgins from Castlelambert, Athenry will be defending his under-28...
Eamon Ó Cuív: Mindset change needed.

Bank is slated for rural cutbacks

BANK of Ireland have been slated by Fianna Fáil Rural Affairs Spokesman for withdrawing over-the-counter services at 100 branches across small rural towns and villages. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív has also said that he was...
Chairperson of the Monivea Fair, Martin O'Brien, presenting Martina Kearney from Headford with the Martin O'Brien Cup for winning the Champion Dog of the Show. Also in picture is Seamus Fallon from Tuam, who took the Reserve Champion accolade. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Tuam sludge will be stored in shed on Kilconnell lands

SLUDGE from a treatment plant in Tuam will be transported 30 miles away where it can be treated and then spread across agricultural lands during the winter months – this is despite some concerns...


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