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Farmers welcome proposed new laws on indemnification against injury claims by hill walkers.

Indemnity pledge welcomed but more needs to be address farmer concerns on walkers

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IFA President, Joe Healy

Turkey import ban is a setback but huge numbers set for EU markets

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Even the sun is a reluctant friend in January.

‘Adieu, adieu’ to a grey and unloved first month of year

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Deputy Sean Canney

Keep your dog under control as lambing starts up

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Forestry produced a gross income of over €5m for Galway farmers in 2017.

Forestry delivered a return of over €5m to Galway farmers in 2017

OVER 750 farmers in Co. Galway received forest premium payments of over €3.1 million in 2017, according to the latest figures released by the Dept. of Agriculture. By the end of 2017, almost 10% of...

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