Joe Healy

‘Talk to Joe’ as IFA gets back on track

GALWAY’S National IFA President Joe Healy has got a strong endorsement from his own county as the mid-term review of the association’s top positions clicks into place over the coming months. The mid-term review of...
Maura Canning, in action earlier this year in the Co. Galway Ploughing Championships in Monivea – she will now be representing Galway in next week’s National Finals in Screggan, Tullamore. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Galway set to plough ahead

GALWAY will have a total of 16 competitors taking part in next week’s National Ploughing Championships with two participants set to defend their All-Ireland titles. Aidan Higgins from Castlelambert, Athenry will be defending his under-28...
Eamon Ó Cuív: Mindset change needed.

Bank is slated for rural cutbacks

BANK of Ireland have been slated by Fianna Fáil Rural Affairs Spokesman for withdrawing over-the-counter services at 100 branches across small rural towns and villages. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív has also said that he was...
Chairperson of the Monivea Fair, Martin O'Brien, presenting Martina Kearney from Headford with the Martin O'Brien Cup for winning the Champion Dog of the Show. Also in picture is Seamus Fallon from Tuam, who took the Reserve Champion accolade. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Tuam sludge will be stored in shed on Kilconnell lands

SLUDGE from a treatment plant in Tuam will be transported 30 miles away where it can be treated and then spread across agricultural lands during the winter months – this is despite some concerns...

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...
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...


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