Tom O'Farrell

Drought costing €1,750 a week

THE ongoing heatwave conditions across the country is costing some dairy farmers in the region of €1,750 per week in extra feed costs and already fodder budgets need to be put in place, the...

Department clinics going well as farmers move to online applications

THE push is on to get all farmers to have their Basic Payments Scheme application (BPS) submitted on time and online before the closing deadline of Tuesday, May 15 next. Over recent weeks, the Dept....
Anne Mitchell: TB costs need to be looked at.

TB costs need to be looked at again

FARMERS are still continuing to carry an unsustainable cost burden in relation to the TB eradication programme with worrying signs of an upsurge in the disease across different pockets of the country, according to...
A windfarm in operation

Funding re-opens near site of Derrybrien windfarm

THE second round of community funding from the ESB for projects in the Derrybrien area of South Galway has opened from this week with local clubs and community groups eligible to apply until Friday,...
IFA President Joe Healy demonstrates the art of rolling the fleece after shearing on the farm of Caillin Conneeley, Roundstone, at last week’s IFA Hill Farm Forum. PHOTO: ROY O'BRIEN.

Flood scheme hold-up is set for overhaul

OPW Minister, Sean Canney, has announced a series of measures that will make it easier for smaller flood relief schemes to go ahead over the coming months and years. Minister Canney told the Farming Tribune...
Michael Fitzmaurice: River restrictions on the way?

Ban on animal access to rivers on way

THE days of farmers being able to let their cattle drink from rivers and streams bordering or running through their lands could be coming to an end. A review group consisting of officials from the...


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