A great time of the year out the country but don’t forget to stay...

BY ANTHONY O'CONNOR THE next few weeks will be the busiest time of the year on farms. Silage cutting, harvesting crops, spraying, reseeding and the breeding season are in full swing. Where ever you...

Days of mesh coming to an end as Fusion 3 delivers an all-plastic wrap

CONTRACTOR Michael Francis Murphy from Killeely, Kilcolgan, with his new Fusion 3 McHale baler and wrapper that uses no mesh in bale production. The Fusion 3, with its optional second plastic...

Galway TDs welcome Govt. decision not to sell off Coillte forests

THE Government decision last week not to sell off the forestry harvesting rights of Coillte, has received cross-party support from TDs across Galway. Fianna Fáil Agricultural Spokesman said that the proposal...

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. ...

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...

‘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. ...


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