Suckler cow exodus now on the cards

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER ONE of the most brutal 12 month periods in Irish farming could prompt an exodus of people from suckler cow and ewe enterprises, farm leaders have warned this week. ...

Nearly 1,000 Galway farmers accepted into AEOS 3 plan

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER CLOSE on 1,000 Galway farmers are estimated to have ‘got in’ to the AEOS 3 scheme, announced by Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney last week – however a similar number from the...

Pressure mounts on Coveney for a crisis package

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER MORE pressure is mounting this week from his own party and the IFA for Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, to take a more ‘hands on’ approach to the fodder and financial crisis...

‘Red tape’ for boats stalling our live exports

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER A WEST of Ireland TD has called for a streamlining of the system in relation to the issuing of clearance certificates for boats exporting live cattle from this country. ...

Minister ‘gives assurance’ on ring-fencing of Leader funds

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER IFA Connacht Vice-President, Padraic Divilly said that he has received assurances from Environment Minister Phil Hogan, that County Managers will not be allowed to ‘dip into’ Leader funding to fill financial...

Meeting to offer people a chance to tackle the ongoing suicide problem

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER IFA branches and GAA clubs across the county have been invited to send representatives to a public information meeting in Balllinasloe next week on the issue of suicide. ...


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