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Farmer to sail around coast to raise funds for injured Tuam man

A farmer is to sail around Ireland to raise funds for a young Tuam man who is suffering from a brain injury. The farmer will embark on the 704 mile journey later this month with...
ticks and dogs

Dog owners are advised to consider tick control tablets

A LEADING animal health group has advised dog owners to consider vaccinating their dogs against a condition known as Lyme Disease that is caused by tick bites, mostly during the summer months. As well as...
Joe Whelan tractor

Tractor sales on increase in Galway

THE combination of good weather, a couple of lively years for the dairy sector and a general return in spending confidence, have been put forward as the main reasons for ‘a very good Spring’...
Mattie Hallinan

Me and my tractor

HE admits to being ’70 plus’ but Kilcolgan dairy farmer and well known flood relief campaigner, Mattie Hallinan, didn’t think twice when it came to buying a new tractor this Spring. Mattie, who is still...
Maura Canning

Keep safety and security on summer priority list

FARMERS have again been advised to put in place ‘sensible security measures’ on access points to their yards and sheds to prevent opportunist thieves from striking. Tools like angle grinders and chainsaws continue to be...

RSS changes are a threat to future of entire scheme

ANY ‘tampering’ with the Rural Social SchemE (RSS) by the Government could have major implications for rural communities across the western seaboard, according to Fianna Fáil, Agriculture Spokesman, Éamon Ó Cuív. He said this week...


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