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...
Mummy swan keeps a keen eye on her five cygnets as they go for a swim at Loughrea Lake. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

A tough financial year on the farm

WEST of Ireland farmers – and especially those in the lower income beef and sheep categories – have been advised to try ‘and leave nothing behind’ in terms of any direct payments that can...
IFA President Joe Healy demonstrates the art of rolling the fleece after shearing on the farm of Caillin Conneeley, Roundstone, at last week’s IFA Hill Farm Forum. PHOTO: ROY O'BRIEN.

Flood scheme hold-up is set for overhaul

OPW Minister, Sean Canney, has announced a series of measures that will make it easier for smaller flood relief schemes to go ahead over the coming months and years. Minister Canney told the Farming Tribune...
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...
Emma, Aishling, Aaron, Dylan and Cathy Furey, Athenry, enjoying last Sunday's North Galway Vintage and Heritage Club show in the Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre.

Only buy in CAN as it’s needed

FARMERS buying nitrogen through the summer grazing and silage season have been advised this week to purchase only what they need in the short-term, with prices expected to fall further over the coming months. Galway...
Part of the Dublin to Galway Greenway route along the banks of the Royal Canal.

A new look at greenways

A NEW consultation process on the future development of greenways – announced last week by Transport Minister, Shane Ross – has been welcomed as a very positive development by East Galway TD and Minister...


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