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...
A blight on the countryside: Locals from Abbeyknockmoy went for a bog walk last Sunday to see the scale of the illegal dumping taking place at Abbey Bog. During the winter months, fly-tippers have scarred the landscape with sizeable offloads of litter.

Minister’s plan to nab dumpers

THE scourge of illegal dumping – as highlighted in recent editions of the Connacht Tribune – is now to be the subject of a new crackdown spearheaded by Environment Minister, Denis Naughten. The Minister said...
European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan was in Mountbellew last Friday to officially launch Mountbellew Agricultural College's Strategic Development Plan. Photo: David Walsh

Canada’s EU deal is worry for beef farmers

TWO independent West of Ireland public representatives have warned that the recent EU trade  deal with Canada – passed last week by the European Parliament – could have serious consequences for Irish beef and...
Joe Brady: Scope there to secure payments.

ANC payments: scope is there to secure cash

THE Dept. of Agriculture should be in a position to ensure that Irish farmers don’t lose out on any payments in the current ANC review, according to a senior IFA representative, following discussions with...
Minister Michael Creed: Grain package today?

D-day for farmers at Tillage Forum

GALWAY grain farmers will find out later today (Thursday) whether an aid package will be forthcoming from the Dept. of Agriculture for growers who suffered huge losses due to last September’s disastrous weather. The National...
Local farmer and publican, Gerry Delaney, points to one of the many locations in Abbey Bog that have been scarred by illegal dumping. PHOTOs: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Nature gem of local area is now scarred by louts who use bog as...

A DUMPING epidemic over the winter period has blighted a North Galway village with mounds of litter now building up along the roadways of bogs in the Abbeyknockmoy area. Villagers held a meeting last week...

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