Dairying: Fuelling land prices in the South.

Cashflow and expansion prospects continues to drive market for dairymen

LAND prices declined in the West of Ireland last year in contrast to Munster and Leinster, according to the findings of a major survey carried out by Teagasc and the Society of Chartered Surveryors...
Tractors great and small took part in the Kilbeacanty Charity Tractor Run earlier this month to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Over 200 tractors took part in the event. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

€40+ for a round bale of straw ‘is scandalous’

VULNERABLE farmers in County Galway are being charged around four times the ‘going rate’ for bales of straw as the fodder crisis continues, according to a local councillor Some suppliers of fodder from the south...
John Duane, Killimor; Gerard Dolan, Eyrecourt and John Whyte, Whitegate at Tuesday's Portumna Mart sheep sale. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Don’t miss the boat on sheep scheme

GALWAY sheep farmers have been urged ‘not to miss the boat’ for the new ‘Welfare Scheme’ that will deliver an annual payment of €10 per ewe for the next four years. Michael Murphy, Galway IFA...
Eamon Ó Cuív: Mindset change needed.

Small farmers still waiting for GLAS cheques

Almost 1,400 farmers across Galway and Mayo are still waiting for their GLAS funding to arrive – nearly three months after payments were due. That’s according to local Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív who claimed that...
Michael Fitzmaurice: Age profile is worrying.

New initiative on farm safety

RENEWED appeals have been made this week for farmers to be extra vigilant during the peak summer work period and especially in relation to children who are off for the school holidays. Roscommon-Galway TD, Michael...
The great outdoors: Grace Roche models a selection of her gear for women at work on the farm who want to be practical and stylish, all in the one go. Dungarees, rain jackets, gilets, trousers, wellies and boots are all featured. PHOTOs: HANY MARZOUK.

Putting the ‘girly look’ back into fashion gear for the outdoor woman

PUTTING the ‘girly look’ back into female outdoor and work clothing was the motivation for a Galway woman to launch a new range of ‘practical fashionwear’ for those who love the great outdoors. Grace Roche...

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