RISE gives rural sports new voice
A new organisation has been formed to represent people involved in rural field sports and to fight against legislative restrictions to the sports.
Rural Ireland Says Enough (RISE) is launching a national campaign for a free vote of all deputies on the issue of stag hunting, full consultation on the proposed Animal Health and Welfare Bill and to have hunt kennels exempt from the proposed Dog Breeding Establishments Bill 2009.
Teagasc visits to assess frost woes
Teagasc advisers are visiting potato and vegetable growers across the country to assess the damage done by recent frosts.
The advisers are monitoring fields to record the amount and type of damage to crops.
Potato growers with an average farm size of 350ac may face losses of €900,000 each.
Dairymen invited to crisis meeting
Dairy farmers are welcome at a public meeting to discuss the crisis facing family dairy farms this Friday, 8.30pm, in Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, Co Cork.