Rural suicide figures continue to be ‘quite disturbing’ in Galway

THE ongoing problem of rural suicides in the East Galway area has prompted the holding of a special three hour training programme next week in Ballinasloe, aimed at putting the first steps in place...

Farmers ‘hopeful’ that Council investigation can resolve river crux

FARMERS in the Laurencetown area of East Galway are hopeful that a resolution can be found to their river pollution problems that have dragged on over recent years. Members of Galway...

Honour for top Aughrim forestry entrepreneur

AUGHRIM farmer, Michael Hyde, was honoured at the recent Ploughing Championships in Laois by Forestry Services Ltd. (FSL) for his contribution to the timber industry over the past 50 years. A...

Combines ‘on road’ for just six weeks are liable for full yearly road tax

GALWAY farm leaders have hit out at the unfairness of the annual road tax system that’s in place for combines and self-propelled silage harvesters, even though they are only on the road for a...

‘Sums’ don’t add up for Galway’s grain growers

A DROP in the Galway grain acreage for next year now seems likely due to this year’s major price drop and the increase in input costs, according to the county’s IFA grain representative. ...

Last chance saloon on tax and trailer licences

FARMERS have again been advised this week to check out their tractor tax positions and their driving licences as regards trailers, with the new regulations due to click in over the coming days and...


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