Padraic Joyce, Connacht IFA Chairman; Denis Joyce, Cortoon; IFA President, Joe Healy; Pat Murphy Galway IFA County Chairman and T. J. Gormally, Tuam, at the IFA Cancer Care West 25 fundraiser in the Lough Rea Hotel.

IFA raise €30k for Cancer Care

A GALWAY IFA fund-raising initiative for the Cancer Care West charity – spearheaded by outgoing county chairman Pat Murphy – drew a whopping 72 tables to a 25 card drive in Loughrea at the...
Michael Murphy: Payments welcome after a tough year.

Welcome for sheep money as weather woes rise

CONFIRMATION that 85% advance payments in the Sheep Welfare Scheme are underway have been welcomed by Galway IFA and by local public representatives. Galway IFA Sheep Chairman, Michael Murphy, said that the payments would be...

NUI Galway project to highlight environmental spin-off from lime usage

NUI Galway are to link up with Teagasc in a close-on €250,000 research project aimed at highlighting the environmental importance of not letting soils turn too acidic. The project – funded by the Dept. of...
Brendan Geraghty: Land saturated after five wet months in a row.

Land is soaked after wet Summer

IT may not turn out to be one our really wet years but the Summer and Autumn of 2017 could break some records for the consistency of its rainfall. A very dry first five months...

‘Act early’ on fodder budget for the Winter campaign

FARMERS have been strongly advised to do an ‘early assessment’ of their animal feed supplies and stocking levels to ensure that they don’t take a financial hit next Spring if silage is scarce and...
JJ Manton, Dartfield, Kilreekil, doing his fodder rounds on the tractor with his dog occupying the passenger seat on the tractor. PHOTOS: HANY MARZOUK.

Push to steer tractors away from test loop

THE commitment from the Dept. of Transport to re-enter into a full consultation process on ‘NCT type’ testing of tractors must exempt the agricultural sector from a ‘confusing, unnecessary and expensive’ layer of bureaucracy,...


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