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Farmers struggle to make ends meet in the west

FARMING continues to be a financial struggle for landowners in the western region due mainly to smaller farm size, poor soils, and an unsuitability...

Increase of €2 in ewe premium sought to pay for tags

MINISTER for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has agreed to consider a submission from the IFA on his announcement to introduce compulsory electronic sheep tagging in...

Farmers under pressure over fodder crisis

There is no worse sound for a farmer than to go into the yard and hear their animals roaring with hunger, IFA President Joe...

New RSS jobs for Galway will be a boost for local...

THE allocation of 47 new Galway places on the Rural Social Scheme has been warmly welcomed by the IFA who said that the RSS...

East/West Greenway plan back on track

Major progress is expected on the completion of the long-heralded multi-million euro greenway from Galway city to Athlone to link up with the route...

Farmers in fear as heavy rains leave flood levels dangerously high

HUNDREDS of householders and farmers across large stretches of South Galway are pinning their hopes of flood survival on a dry spell through early...


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