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‘A fast one pulled’ on Minister’s TB diktat

AGRICULTURE Minister, Simon Coveney, has been accused of using ‘a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ with the introduction of new regulations in relation to...

Commonage deadline of July 3 can’t be achieved

A JULY 3 deadline for the completion of Commonage Management Plans affecting hundreds of farmers across Connemara will be impossible to meet, according to...

Department asks farmers to go online with tags

FARMERS have been strongly advised by the Dept. of Agriculture to consider availing of the Electronic Herd Register and to dispense with the requirement...

‘Old young’ farmers to qualify for EU reserve

AGRICULTURE Minister Simon Coveney has asked the European Commission to allow a category of applicants known as the ‘old young farmers’ apply for allocations...

TD seeks upgrade for Mountbellew Agricultural Course

AN East Galway TD has called on Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to stop ‘splitting hairs’ on an educational ruling that could prevent agriculture...

€2,000 cut in EU cash to farmers since 2011

THERE has been a significant drop in direct payments made to farmers from Europe over the past three years, according to figures released by...

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