Luke Ming Flanagan: A flawed scheme.

Fodder scheme is flawed says MEP

FOUR critical flaws in the fodder scheme aimed at helping farmers with feed shortages must be addressed as a mater of urgency, if it is to be a meaningful method of assistance to those...
IFA President, Joe Healy ... ‘just too many loops.’

Fodder meeting urgently sought by IFA

FURTHER efforts are being made this week to call another meeting of the Fodder Action Group as concerns grow across many parts of the West over a worsening situation with feed reserves. IFA President, Joe...
Fine Gael leadership candidate and potential next Taoiseach, Deputy Leo Varadkar, took a time out from the hustings to chat with Fr Christy McCormack, Chairman Ballinasloe Horse and Agricultural Show, at last weekend’s international showjumping event in the town. PHOTO: GERRY STRONGE.

Arrabawn plans for more milk processing

A SURGE in milk production across the Arrabawn catchment area could now mean that the co-op will have to increase processing capacity over the coming years. Arrabawn CEO, Conor Ryan, told the co-op’s AGM in...
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...
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...

Dept. of Agriculture had an under-spend of €78 million for 2017

THE Dept. of Agriculture has been slated for an under-spend of €78 million in its budget for 2017 – this follows on from a total of €106 million being left unspent in 2016. Fianna Fáil...


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