Galway farmers part of demo on liquid milk crux

GALWAY farmers took part in a supermarket protest yesterday in Portlaoise aimed at highlighting the ‘loss leader’ sales of milk across some of the major retail chains. According to Galway IFA Chairman, Pat Murphy, the...
Pictured at the recent Galway Rural Development/IFA Skillnet Conference in Athenry were: Veronica Helly, Health & Safety Authority; Sean Larkin, RSS Supervisor; Sean Broderick, Co-ordinator TUS/RSS; Celine Reynolds, IFA Skillnet; Liz McDonald, Co-ordinator Supervisor Galway Rural Social Schemes and Niamh Divilly, Galway Rural Development.

Plea for launch of GLAS scheme

SERIOUS concerns have been expressed by Galway farm leaders over the failure of the Dept. of Agriculture to confirm a starting date for the GLAS environmental project – five months after the scheme was...
NCT for tractors on the way?

Contractors say NCT on tractors is unnecessary and will end up costing farmers

THE introduction of an NCT test for tractors capable of doing more than 40kph would add on a major cost factor that would end up being borne by farmers, it has been warned this...
Fiona O'Neill with the winner of the Terrier Class with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Leyla, at the annual SMA Family Open Day Dog Show in Claregalway. Photograph: Carmel Marzouk.

Grant aid needed in new slurry restriction

ANY upgrading of slurry spreading equipment – as part of emission reduction requirements - must be funded through Government grants, according to Independent Roscommon/Galway TD, Michael Fitzmaurice. He said that reports last week indicated that...
Deputy Sean Canney: A welcome move.

Brakes put on tractor tests by Minister

THE decision by Transport Minister, Shane Ross, to revoke the Statutory Instrument (SI) introduced earlier this year on tractor testing, has been welcomed by local public representatives and the IFA. The reason for the introduction...

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