Joe Healy

Creed should ‘tune in’ to fodder crisis

THERE have been renewed calls this week for Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, to ‘tune in’ to the fodder crisis that’s facing many farmers across the West of Ireland following the wet summer and autumn...
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...
Padraic Joyce, Connacht IFA Chairman; Denis Joyce, Cortoon; IFA President, Joe Healy; Pat Murphy Galway IFA County Chairman and T. J. Gormally, Tuam, at the IFA Cancer Care West 25 fundraiser in the Lough Rea Hotel.

IFA raise €30k for Cancer Care

A GALWAY IFA fund-raising initiative for the Cancer Care West charity – spearheaded by outgoing county chairman Pat Murphy – drew a whopping 72 tables to a 25 card drive in Loughrea at the...
Michael Murphy: Payments welcome after a tough year.

Welcome for sheep money as weather woes rise

CONFIRMATION that 85% advance payments in the Sheep Welfare Scheme are underway have been welcomed by Galway IFA and by local public representatives. Galway IFA Sheep Chairman, Michael Murphy, said that the payments would be...

NUI Galway project to highlight environmental spin-off from lime usage

NUI Galway are to link up with Teagasc in a close-on €250,000 research project aimed at highlighting the environmental importance of not letting soils turn too acidic. The project – funded by the Dept. of...
Brendan Geraghty: Land saturated after five wet months in a row.

Land is soaked after wet Summer

IT may not turn out to be one our really wet years but the Summer and Autumn of 2017 could break some records for the consistency of its rainfall. A very dry first five months...


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