Anne Mitchell

IFA survey highlights ‘no-origin’ meats on shelves

A GALWAY IFA ‘spot-check survey’ of supermarkets across different parts of the city and county earlier this month showed that many of them didn’t have Bord Bia quality assurance labels on their meat products. The...
Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, John Murray, Paddy Murray, Deputy Denis Naughten, Deputy Anne Rabbitte and Patrick Murray, during a recent visit to the Murray Timber Plant in Ballygar. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Timber output is set to double in size over next 20 years as demand...

ONE of the country’s biggest sawmills – the Murray Timber Group in Ballygar – are predicting major growth in the industry over the coming years. The Murray Group – who employ 90 people at their...
The heavy rains of last week, and especially on Friday night, lead to the cancellation of the Loughrea Mart Show and Sale on Saturday last. Manager Jimmy Cooney rounds up a Charolais bullock on Saturday morning – the Show and Sale will now go ahead on this Saturday, March 23. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Mart Show floored by heavy rains

THE heaviest rains to hit Galway in the past 13 months led to flooded fields and callows in many parts of the county and also caused the cancellation of the Loughrea Mart Spring Show...

Connaughton Auctioneers invite listings for their machinery auction in Athleague

Connaughton Auctioneers are holding a Machinery/ Commercial Auction on Saturday 30th March starting at 12 o’clock sharp in Athleague GAA Pitch (across from Kepak). With an extensive marketing campaign both locally and nationally to attract...
Tom O’Farrell, Partner ifac Athenry

Farmers reminded of rights for agri workers

FARMERS with employees – or even one employee – have been reminded this week of new laws that have come into force as regards workers’ rights and conditions. According to farm accounts specialists, Ifac, farmers...
Tom O'Farrell

A guide to the key areas where farmers can make real savings in terms...

BY TOM O’FARRELL BECAUSE every farmer is different, there’s no ‘catch all’ solution for saving on tax. However, there’s a long list of tax-saving tips that can reduce taxable income. Farmers should use every available...


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