Joe Healy: Aid for farmers only.

Meetings to clarify beef aid package

GALWAY farmers have been invited attend one of two West of Ireland IFA regional information meetings next week aimed at working out the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ of the €100 million EU/Government Brexit Beef Aid Package. A meeting...
Roy O'Brien: Factories must play ball!

Sheep woes as factories chop Spring lamb prices

THE meat plants have been called upon to back-off from ‘opportunistic price cuts’ that has in cases led to a price drop for Spring lambs of up to €30 a head since early May. A...
The fencing at the entrance to Tuam Mart from the Church View side.

Go-ahead for mart fencing but height must be reduced

NEW entrance and security fencing that has been provided at Tuam Mart can be retained – but it has to be reduced in height to prevent it obscuring signage in the immediate area. The Mart...
Rose Mary McDonagh, Galway IFA Farm Business Services and Inputs representative.

Broadband delivery is a task that must start now

THE Government has been urged this week by a Galway IFA representative to get their €3 billion rural broadband plan up-and-running over the coming weeks and months – with real delivery targets and budgets...
Carrying the coffin for rural Ireland at the Beef Plan demonstration. Photo: Gerry Stronge.

A time to save the sucklers!

GALWAY has the biggest suckler herd in the country – 97,000 – supporting 5,500 jobs and is worth in the region of €300 million to the county, the Beef Summit in Ballinasloe heard last...
Kevin Bermingham, Loughrea, Co. Galway showing his horse at the Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show last weekend. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Galway Summit protest planned

THE Beef Plan Movement (BPM) is planning to stage a large ‘peaceful demonstration’ before the start of a major ‘Beef Summit’ to be held in Ballinasloe this Thursday evening (May 9). Galway Chairperson of BPM,...


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