Deaths in Northern Ireland farming sector increased to eight last year
Eight people died in agricultural incidents in Northern Ireland last year.
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.
A roadmap for Mayo farming aims to improve farm incomes and maximise the sustainable contribution of agriculture to the county's economy.
The often lethal dangers associated with farm activities was highlighted by a coroner at an inquest into the death of a 50-year-old Co. Mayo...
Farmers are demanding development prices for lands that County Councils require to carry out vital extensions to cemeteries.
Calls have been made for compulsory purchase orders (CPO) to be used for graveyards as farmers ramp up prices for land.
The much welcome spate of warm weather is soon coming to an end, according to Met Eireann.
American demands for the UK to accept chlorinated chicken and use of hormones in food is to “appeal to aspects of the domestic audience” rather than a workable trade negotiation, Michael Gove has...
The distribution of a new aid package for beef farmers has been greeted by some with concerns raised that factory owned feedlots may have access to the supports.
A Co Tyrone farm accident survivor has issued a stark warning on farm safety.
A week out from crucial local and European Elections, former Fine Gael Minister and now EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has announced a package of €50m for under pressure beef...
Farmers are refusing to take on "snowflake" veterinary students who do not have a farming background.
Irish farmers have defended controversial weedkiller glyphosate which they say is wrongly being portrayed as a "monster" and "poison" by people who don't understand agriculture and food...
All rural dwellers and visitors have been urged to be extra vigilant as silage harvesting gets under way.
All rural dwellers and visitors to rural areas have been urged to be extra vigilant over the next few weeks which tend to be a particularly busy period on Irish farms.
Hundreds of beef farmers have protested against “corporate greed and factories hanging them out to dry” at a beef meeting where Minister for Agriculture and major industry professionals are...
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said that less of an understanding in the EU of the immediate issues facing beef farmers.
Parents of residents of a Kerry care home are urging the religious order who once ran the facility to halt its plans to sell its 110 acre farm as they...
A limousin cow in Co Meath has defied odds of up to a million to one by giving birth unassisted to triplets.
Farmers have described the brutality shown towards calves in holding facility Cherbourg as despicable.
Workloads on farms are taking a heavy toll on farmers and up to one in seven is at risk of "burnout", European MEP Mairead McGuinness has warned.
Increasing cattle numbers are a major factor in Irish people contracting a strain of E-coli that is potentially fatal, with rates of the food-borne...
Hopes of a reversal of the decision to call time on the Greenfield dairy farm programme were dealt a shattering blow this week when the owners of...
Farmers have been urged to attend a special meeting on TB in Monaghan tomorrow evening which is being hosted by the ICSA.
The Green Party has claimed that live export of cattle is unethical and called for trade to be banned.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has condemned alleged mistreatment of Irish calves, in footage that is circulating online.
The head of the Young Farmers' Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) has apologised on behalf of a Co Tyrone branch that posted photos of its members in 'blackface'.
"Mortified" students can't stomach the reality of modern farm life such as cows calving, according to a leading UCD professor.
The ministerial road-trip all began so well but it took in angry farmers and disruptive protests...
The trend in larger farm sales seems to have slowed somewhat. As is the norm in agricultural transactions, 10ac to 50ac parcels are the constant sellers.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar was greeted with chants of "where's the beef, ye vegan" when he arrived in Cork for a Cabinet meeting this morning.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has denied accusations by protesting beef farmers that he's a vegan.
A successor has yet to be identified by more than half of farmers aged 41 or over, while more than a quarter of those aged 61 or over are in the same position.
Co-op and meat processor-backed calf-to-beef schemes could potentially "eliminate" competition in the feed business, a group of independent...
Farmers in Northern Ireland are reverting back to burning fossil fuels having lost trust in renewable energy following the RHI scandal, MPs have...
Changes must be made soon to allow fines to be imposed for breaches in competition law, the Fianna Fail spokesperson on Business, Enterprise...
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan will today unveil a new €1bn cheap loan scheme designed to boost the number of young farmers engaged in staying in the business.
A massive clean-up operation began yesterday after Storm Hannah's gusts which topped 120km/h hammered coastal areas, knocked trees and left thousands of homes without power.
Some banks are giving preferential treatment on farm loans to the largest borrowers, the IFA has claimed.
MET Éireann has warned of hail and thunder this evening as Ireland is set to be hit with 'Storm Hannah' this weekend.
Farmers have urged AIB to "really back brave" and halt its decision to sell €1bn of its non-performing loans, many of which include farmer loans to US fund Cerebrus.
Irish landowners have been alerted to the operation of a 'scam' through which ownership to their property could be undermined online by high-tech international fraudsters.
The west is the best this Easter as temperatures are set to hit 20C for much of the country.
The Health and Safety Authority will begin an intensive inspection campaign next week with a focus on the safe use of tractors and machinery on farms.
Efforts to re-establish live cattle exports to Egypt have received a major boost after the Department of Agriculture agreed three updated health certificates with Egyptian authorities.
The Law Reform Commission is set to complete its work on its review of law compulsory acquisition of land project by late 2019/early 2020.
Concern is mounting over the rising cost of funding the Fair Deal for nursing home care, as demand for the scheme soars.
Commissioner Phil Hogan has told EU Agriculture Ministers that there is an urgent need for farmers to do more for the environment and that if Ministers sent a clear signal that climate and the...
Batten down the hatches today - but also prepare to dust off the barbecue because we are in for a rollercoaster week ahead.