Joe Healy

Warning of income challenge next year

AN increase in dairy incomes through 2017 should not overshadow the very real income pressures on the other farming sectors, IFA President Joe Healy has stressed this week. The IFA boss was reacting to last...
Michael Flynn: Warning on new deal.

Beef ‘flying it’ but Mercosur deal is danger

American trade deal hanging over it with potentially devastating medium to long-term consequences, it has been warned this week. Galway IFA Livestock Chairman, Michael Flynn, told the Farming Tribune that proposals being mooted to allow...
Michael Creed

Big drop in BVD cases this year

THERE has been a major reduction between 2013 and this year in the incidence of persistently infected (PI) calves under the National Bovine Viral Disease Eradication Programme, the Dept. of Agriculture have confirmed. Minister for...
Maura Canning: Good day expected.

Fairer deal on way

LEGISLATION that will underpin key changes to the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Scheme is likely to come before the Oireachtas early in the New Year. The key change in the scheme will be the introduction...

Contest looms for top IFA job

WITH Pat Murphy’s tenure as Galway IFA Chairman coming to an end next month, there is growing speculation that three candidates will now throw their hats into the ring over the coming week or...
Pat Murphy: Make a list of safety concerns.

IFA boss urges farmers to devote first fortnight of 2018 to safety issues

THE Chairman of Galway IFA has asked all farmers to take the first couple of weeks of the New Year to address any safety issues that have concerns over on their farms. Pat Murphy told...


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