Farmers asked to make a big effort on safety in 2014

A SPECIAL plea has been made this week for farmers to make 2014 the safest ever year recorded on Irish farms, following the confirmation the deaths of 16 people last year in agri-related accidents....

Week of the storms from hell

Farmers and householders in large swathes of South and East Galway are this week praying that the rains will ease off as floodwaters came close over the past few days to the disastrous November...

Frank is rightly proud of the ‘Great Wall of Gurtymadden’

IT should have been the normal repair of an old ‘single’ stonewall . . . but Gurtymadden farmer Frank Martyn decided to go one better and opt for a full reconstruction. ...

IFA branch refuses to vote in elections over West’s neglect

AN IFA branch close to the villages of Dunmore and Williamstown, has the unusual distinction this week as being the only one in the country not to vote in the IFA presidential election. ...

Change to 12 month grazing rule in DAS could slash funding

A PROPOSED change in the stocking rate requirements for 2014 could further slash funding for hundreds of Connemara farmers who operate a summer grazing cattle system, according to Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesman Éamon Ó...

Galway vote vital as IFA go to polls

THOUSANDS of Galway IFA members across the county have been strongly urged this week to turn out at their branch meetings and vote in the forthcoming presidential election. Last time out,...


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