Minister Michael Creed: Called upon to free up GLAS logjam.

Dispute on 2017 GLAS payout

THE Government have been accused of a ‘sleight of hand’ trick in relation to the GLAS scheme with a reduction in payments of €36 million to click-in for 2017. Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue,...
Greyhound trainer Kevin Connolly takes his dogs for a walk near Atherny. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

Galway TB stats on the decline

THE incidence of Bovine TB in Galway continues to decline although stubborn pockets of the disease still remain in the county, according to the latest figures available. For the first nine months of his year,...
Michael Murphy: Don't be left out of scheme.

Ensure to tick the boxes for sheep scheme

SHEEP farmers have been advised this week to ‘tick all the boxes’ in relation to qualifying for the new Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS) that was officially launched this week by Minister for Agriculture, Michael...
Children meeting with the animals at the Live Crib outside Galway Cathedral last week.

BVD cash is too late for most PI farms

NEW BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) compensation payments – announced last week by the Dept. of Agriculture – should have been in place from the beginning of the eradication programme, according to the IFA. Farmers who...

Four dead on farms since mid November

FOUR farm deaths since mid-November – and 19 in total so far, this year – has prompted a Minister of State to ask all farmers to carry out a review of potential hazards on...

Plea to Minister for flexibility on entry to GLAS

GALWAY IFA has called on Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, to show flexibility in allowing all applicants to get into the final tranche of the GLAS environmental scheme. Over recent weeks, it has emerged that the...


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