Gráinne, Róisín, Cairbre and Caoimhe Gannon enjoying the Monivea Fair last Sunday. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

LEADER: millions are left unspent

THE LEADER programme – designed to stimulate economic activity in rural areas – is failing to get off the ground in any meaningful way, according to Fianna Fáil Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Éamon Ó Cuív. LEADER...
Simon Coveney

Hill farmers face extinction with new inspections

TWENTY two organisations covering a wide span of farming and environmental interests have written to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, warning him that land eligibility assessments now in place, will lead to rural...
Pat Murphy: Make a list of safety concerns.

IFA boss urges farmers to devote first fortnight of 2018 to safety issues

THE Chairman of Galway IFA has asked all farmers to take the first couple of weeks of the New Year to address any safety issues that have concerns over on their farms. Pat Murphy told...
Last year's winners of Galway's Fastest Family trophy at Mountbellew Agricultural Show were Keith and Frank Collevy, Mountbellew with Frank and Karen Harkin from Newbridge. Photo: David Walsh.

113 years old and still going strong

RECOGNISED as one of the most diverse agricultural shows to take place in the county, plans are already at an advanced stage to host this year’s Mountbellew Show which takes place in September. The show...
Billy Comer, Carmel Hussey-Comer and Gerry Brennan (treasurer), Glenamaddy at the launch of The Ploughing that takes place on Sunday next. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

6,000 expected to turn out for Glenamaddy Ploughing and Agricultural Show

NOW regarded as a highlight of the show calendar in the West of Ireland, the Glenamaddy District Ploughing and Agricultural Show returns on this coming Sunday, October 1. Since the inaugural event in 2014, the...
Back to life on the farm on Saturdays at Greethill, Athenry, for IFA President, Joe Healy, as he forks out silage to his stock. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Putting the pieces back together again . . . as Galway President starts...

Well into his first year of office as President of the IFA, JOE HEALY talks to FRANCIS FARRAGHER about a new life, new challenges and a new beginning for the Association. JOE Healy well remembers...

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