Padraic Joyce: Plan 'fails' rural Ireland.

Claims that National Framework Plan ‘fails’ the rural population

THE draft plan to mark out the future of the country between now and 2040 has ‘failed rural Ireland’, according to Connacht IFA Chairman Padraic Joyce. He said that the National Planning Framework draft released...
A windfarm in operation

Funding re-opens near site of Derrybrien windfarm

THE second round of community funding from the ESB for projects in the Derrybrien area of South Galway has opened from this week with local clubs and community groups eligible to apply until Friday,...
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...
Michael Fitzmaurice: River restrictions on the way?

Ban on animal access to rivers on way

THE days of farmers being able to let their cattle drink from rivers and streams bordering or running through their lands could be coming to an end. A review group consisting of officials from the...
James, Frank, Darren and Seamus Coen with their Scorpion 500 land drainage machine. PHOTOS: HANY MARZOUK.

New drainage machine digs and fills – all in the one operation

IT’S the cheaper way of doing drainage without the need for pipes . . . and the one pass land drain machine is the invention of the Coen brothers from Mullagh – James and...

Department clinics going well as farmers move to online applications

THE push is on to get all farmers to have their Basic Payments Scheme application (BPS) submitted on time and online before the closing deadline of Tuesday, May 15 next. Over recent weeks, the Dept....


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