Limerick farmer laid to rest after fall from a roof
Tributes have been paid to a "fierce nice" County Limerick farmer who tragically passed away after falling from a roof.
Tributes have been paid to a "fierce nice" County Limerick farmer who tragically passed away after falling from a roof.
Phil Hogan has launched a fresh defence of the Mercosur trade deal, insisting there are safeguards in place to protect beef farmers who fear an influx of cheap South American meat.
Landowners in Mid and North Cork have been approached by windfarm companies seeking land, sparking fears that rural parts of the county could be overun by turbines.
Farmers affected by flash flooding which devastated parts of the north west two years ago claim they have been forgotten about and left...
Beef exports to the UK slumped a significant 12pc in June, according to the latest UK customs data.
Ireland will seek to block the Mercosur trade deal between the EU and South American countries unless Brazil protects the Amazon rainforest,...
New customs checks and controls are set to be rolled out at ports and factories as the Government now accepts a hard Brexit is increasingly likely...
Concern over beef prices was the hot topic of discussion at the Virginia Agricultural Show in Co Cavan yesterday.
Marathon talks to resolve a dispute between beef farmers and meat processors concluded early this morning despite disagreement on critical issues for farmers.
More than 140 sheep were burned alive following a huge fire in a Co Donegal farm shed.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed will today attend a third session of the beef talks in a bid to seal an agreement on a number of outstanding...
Talks between the farming organisations and the meat factories are set to resume today as beef prices remain under pressure.
The control of the beef sector is in the hands of too few and needs more competition, according to Supermac’s CEO Pat McDonagh.
South West Beef Plan Movement Chairperson Dermot O'Brien said he is hopeful talks can resume with Meat Industry Ireland in the coming days, and he feels "progress has been made" after marathon talks drew to a close on Tuesday morning between the Movement, Meat Industry Ireland,...
Beef farmers are bracing for further cuts to their income, as some meat factories plan to slash the price offered by as much as €20-a-head of cattle.
The Irish Cooperative Society (ICOS) has hit out at meat processors over the Quality Payment System and what it called 'unreasonable restrictions' on animal movements.
The current all-Ireland dairy economy will be over if the UK pushes ahead with the threatened no-deal exit from the EU on October 31.
Angry farmers have lashed out at the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), calling its rules and enforcement structure "a...
Serbia has reported four suspected outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.
Farm organisations, Meat Industry Ireland, the Department and its agencies to will meet this afternoon to discuss the current beef situation.
Brexit has begun to bite and rural Ireland will be the first to suffer the pain, a leading economist warned.
It looks like summer may truly be over for another year, with Met Éireann forecasting a wet week ahead.
Meat and dairy products could be improved by thousands of bugs in cows’ stomachs that have been found by scientists using special DNA...
Serious concerns have been expressed at the age profile of farm accident fatalities involving tractors by HSA Chief Executive Dr Sharon McGuinness.
Farmers have heavily criticised the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) over its legal warning on protesting outside meat plants.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is confident of making progress in the dispute between farmers and beef processors as both sides prepare to meet tomorrow.
Fianna Fáil wants the European Commission to investigate the beef industry "from the farm to the table" to see who is making the most profits.
The Beef Plan Movement last night suspended its protests in the face of threatened legal action...
The beef industry has been plunged into deepening crisis with hundreds of jobs on the line and the threat of a court battle against protesting farmers.
Members of the Beef Plan Movement are calling on the organisers of the Tullamore Show to withdraw its invite to the Minister for Agriculture to open the show.
British meat processors have said a sense of panic is now gripping the UK meat industry amid claims the UK Government is frighting continental buyers...
Meat factories have accused the Beef Plan Movement of "illegal blockades" as tensions escalate over protests which have brought the industry to a halt in many areas.
Tense scenes have erupted outside the Dawn Meats plant in Co Kilkenny after as farmers’ claim...
A spokesperson for the Minister for Agriculture has stressed that neither he nor the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine can legally have...
In a significant move, IFA National Treasurer and presidential candidate Tim Cullinan has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to intervene immediately to resolve the escalating crisis in...
The Central Bank as highlighted the 'significant' exposure of the Irish banks to the agriculture sector as a risk to the economy in the event of a no-...
The Beef Plan Movement is set to continue its protests at meat factory gates as Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed comes under increased...
US President Donald Trump will announce a deal today, which he says will allow the US sell more American beef to Europe, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said, marking a modest...
Tensions at meat factory gates are starting to heat up as the Beef Plan Movement continues into the fifth day of protests today.
A farmer was taken to hospital after an incident at the Beef Plan Movement's protest outside ABP Cahir yesterday.
British farmers claim the €100m support scheme for Irish beef could disrupt the trade in the UK.
France's agriculture minister Didier Guillaume said France would not ratify a provisional trade deal with the Mercosur group of South American countries in its current form.
Corkman Jerry Sweetnam is heading a group from the county seeking government aid to help it generate €400 million a year to create...
Last week was Farm Safety Week, an initiative run by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and supported by the Health and Safety Authority (H.S.A).
The UK may revert to its former cheap food policy in a no-deal Brexit situation, with Northern Irish agriculture the big loser, according to economist Con Lucey.
The Government has signed off on changes to Employment Permit Regulations, which will make it easier for certain businesses in the agri-food...
The Irish Pig Society has said its members won't be taking pigs to any shows this summer due to the threat of African Swine Fever.
Eight people died in agricultural incidents in Northern Ireland last year.
Officials have denied drawing up plans for the slaughter of millions of sheep in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Ireland will oppose the EU's plans to scrap daylight saving time under proposals to be brought to Cabinet by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has claimed that there was an 'active' social media campaign over the past week to 'mislead' farmers on the Government's position on the...
Up to 2,500 farmers marched on Leinster House to protest against the EU's Mercosur trade deal amid fears it will devastate the beef industry.
AS MANY as 2,500 farmers have marched on Leinster House to protest against the EU's Mercosur trade deal amid fears it will devastate the beef...
Anyone looking at showing at this year's Tullamore Show must have their entry in online by tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10.
Radical actions to tackle the incidence of bTB in the national herd have been rejected by the Stakeholder Forum.
MEP Mairead McGuiness has claimed that Ireland must resist the EU trade deal while details are assessed.
A leading food economist has said the quality of Irish food has not been marketed in the right way in many instances.
Gardai and the Health and emergency services are attending the scene after a man's body was found on a farm in Roscommon.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promised to protect the interests of Irish beef farmers even if the controversial EU-Mercosur deal is ratified.
The EU-Mercosur deal – which opens the way for cheap South American meat imports – will signal the death knell for the already embattled Irish beef sector, the Dáil has heard.
The ICSA has warned that further protests at meat plants may take place this week, as it enters discussions with Kepak Athleague.
International tensions over trade could have a positive outcome for agriculture by reviving efforts to reform the most ineffective of policies that distribute hundreds of billions of dollars to...
The imposition of a mandatory 30-day pre-movement test for TB could cost €20m a year and will damage Ireland's crucial live trade, the IFA and ICMSA have warned.
What a difference a year makes. While the country was struggling through the 10th week of scorching temperatures this time last year, and farmers were battling to keep water and grass or fodder in...
A surge in grass growth is driving strong silage yields and large amounts of surplus bales being made on farms nationwide.
Irish beef farmers reeling after the EU signed a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur group of South American countries suffered another blow as French President...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Ireland alone cannot block a new EU trade deal that threatens to devastate the Irish beef industry -...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted Ireland cannot block a new trade deal that threatens to devastate the Irish beef industry - and has not ruled out backing the plan.
Big Phil does not sound totally convinced. The agreement, he admits, "presents some challenges" to Irish farmers, but the European Commission will be "available to help" farmers meet those...
Farmer feed and forage costs rose by €500m in 2018, as adverse weather pushed up fodder prices, Central Statistics Office (CSO) data shows.
The new trade treaty between the European Union and Mercosur (the South American bloc) agreed last Friday will be welcomed by consumers seeking cheaper beef, fruit and coffee - but the Irish agriculture sector has united in opposition to it and has called on Leo Varadkar to use the Irish veto...
The Government is coming under pressure to oppose a new EU trade deal which would cut food prices for consumers but have potentially disastrous implications for Irish farmers.
A fallen tree made famous by hit fantasy TV show Game of Thrones has found a new home.
Farmers are protesting at the EU Commission offices today over what they call a ‘Sell Out’ trade deal with the South American group of Mercosur countries.
A farmer who placed animals on land earmarked for a ‘super prison’ which was never built is facing legal action if he does not remove them.
Farmers on the Shannon callows have raised concerns over the rising water levels on the river.
A farmer has appealed Kildare Co Council’s planning permission for Intel’s planned new $4 billion (€3.53bn) facility at its Leixlip plant to An Bord...
The agriculture sector faces challenging targets under the Government's Climate Action Plan, with more than 30 action points to help reduce emissions by 10-15pc from the sector.
A senior official in Teagasc has said the next CAP could and should look at packages to assist older farmers who want to exit the sector.
Farmers have been warned to be careful of the extreme dangers of slurry mixing after four "narrow escapes" at farms in Northern Ireland...
'Prime Time' reporter Fran McNulty has been announced as RTÉ's new agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent as George Lee revealed it was time for him to change his focus.
Changes to the Fair Deal scheme aimed at reducing "the stress and uncertainty" experienced by farm and business owners will cost €10m a year.
Over a quarter of British farmers back leaving the EU with no deal, according to a new survey.
There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.
The overhaul of the Fair Deal scheme to make it easier for farmers and small business owners to pay for nursing home places will apply retrospectively.
Draft details of the €50m EU beef fund have been revealed from the European Commission, which state that the measures taken by Ireland will be aimed at reducing production as part of the...
A farmer required medical attention after he was overcome by fumes while mixing slurry.
Gardaí are investigating if horsemeat unfit for human consumption was processed here before being exported to continental markets in an organised and sophisticated fraud operation.
A number of farms were searched this morning by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in connection with suspected horsemeat fraud.
Met Éireann says the rain is set to continue and there is no indication of any "stable summer weather" ahead.
NEW legislation that will make it easier for farmers and small business owners to pay for a nursing home place will finally be brought to Cabinet this month.
UP to 30,000 farms are classed as economically vulnerable and at risk of poverty.
Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), Land Mobility and Other Enterprises (including horticulture, pigs, poultry, tillage) are invited to enter and the...
A dramatic increase in feed costs in 2018 due to adverse weather led to a 31pc decrease in dairy farm incomes and a "historical" 22pc drop in cattle-rearing incomes last year, according to the...
Gardai and Department of Agriculture officials have raided a farm on the outskirts of Letterkenny in Co Donegal.
Dairy farmer and Fine Gael councillor Willie Aird was back milking cows on his farm in the centre of Portlaoise just 30 minutes after it was announced that he topped the poll in the town's local election.
Final-year agriculture students in Dundalk Institute of Technology have been told they must all resit an exam because a test paper had been "compromised".
Recommendations on who can own a veterinary practice are due within weeks, after concerns were raised about corporate entities owning veterinary practices.