MEP Matt Carthy: Payment to meat plants 'scandalous'.

MEP Carthy hits out at meat plants drawing down huge EU payments

OVER 50 farming enterprises in Galway received annual EU CAP payments in excess of €50,000 for 2016, the latest Dept. of Agriculture figures have revealed. In terms of ‘block funding’, Teagasc (Athenry-Oranmore) received payments of...
Michael Fitzmaurice and friends on the way to the ploughing at the Glenamaddy Ploughing event last Sunday. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Not even a mention of farmers at opening of M17/18

IT was disappointing that the farming community and landowners didn’t even ‘get a mention’ at the opening ceremony for the new M17/M18 motorway last week, Co. Galway IFA Chairman Pat Murphy has said. He said...
A section of the crowd that attended last Monday night’s Greenway meeting in the Lough Rea Hotel. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

IFA pledges to fight any CPO Greenway move

FARMERS at a public meeting in Loughrea on Monday night have pledged to fight ‘tooth and nail’ any effort to take over land for the Greenway route by compulsory purchase order (CPO). A crowd of...
Eamon Ó Cuív: Mindset change needed.

Small farmers still waiting for GLAS cheques

Almost 1,400 farmers across Galway and Mayo are still waiting for their GLAS funding to arrive – nearly three months after payments were due. That’s according to local Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív who claimed that...
Tommy Cunningham from Mountbellew takes a well-earned break on Tuesday after finishing off the last of his tramp-cocks, making the most of our recent spell of good weather. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

EU probe says feed is cause of BSE ‘odd case’

A VERY small number of classical BSE in cattle across the EU – the type that’s transmissible to humans – probably have been caused by contaminated feed to cattle, the European Food Safety Authority...
James, Frank, Darren and Seamus Coen with their Scorpion 500 land drainage machine. PHOTOS: HANY MARZOUK.

New drainage machine digs and fills – all in the one operation

IT’S the cheaper way of doing drainage without the need for pipes . . . and the one pass land drain machine is the invention of the Coen brothers from Mullagh – James and...

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