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  • Flooding like this is part of climate change.

    Ireland is not on track to become a low carbon society, says EPA

    Ireland is not on track to become a low carbon society, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It says we need a clear vision in Ireland for how we generate, how we supply and how we...

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  • Ariel view of Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL).

    €10 million investment for Teagasc’s Moorepark innovation centre

    Teagasc is in the final stages of an investment plan of €10 million to upgrade the facilities at Moorepark Technology Ltd. The upgrade will mean Teagasc can increase and expand the innovation and trials it conducts on...

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  • TB AGRILAND

    Department says badger cull is cost effective

    According to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney his Department believes the culling of badgers is cost effective and has reduced the levels of TB in bovines. Responding to a parliamentary question on the issue in recent days...

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  • Anne phelan

    Kilkenny’s Ann Phelan appointed Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture

    Kilkenny native and Labour TD Ann Phelan has been appointed Minister of State at the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Marine and Transport, Tourism and Sport with Special Responsibility for Rural Economic Development (implementation of the CEDRA...

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    ICMSA reminds farmers to change bank account details with Department if switching banks

    With a lot of farmers switching banks due to the closure of some financial institutions and others discontinuing current accounts, Lorcan McCabe, Chairperson of ICMSA’s Farm Business Committee has reminded all farmers who have switched banks to...

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  • 3237th Agriculture/Fisheries Council

    Department clarifies Capital Gains Tax exemption criteria

    The Department of Agriculture has clarified the details of the agreement reached with the Revenue Commissioners regarding a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for the new EU CAP payment arrangements. On 20 March, the Minister for Agriculture,...

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  • Meat on the Table Agriland (Small)

    Irish beef in the US by autumn – Department

    The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine is confident that Irish beef will be on US shelves by the autumn. According to the General Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Tom Moran: “The Minister is confident and...

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  • deer agriland

    Department must bring TB situation in wicklow under control -IFA

    IFA President Eddie Downey said the level of TB incidence in Wicklow remains unacceptably high, despite the significant progress achieved nationally where the numbers of TB reactors have fallen by over 50% since 2000. He said, “The...

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  • Roscommon Beef

    Farmers slam Department’s Beef Pricewatch as ‘almost irrelevant’

    The current structure of the Department Beef Pricewatch is providing almost irrelevant information to farmers and unless it’s radically restructured to reflect the pricing structures that farmers are facing on a daily basis, it will serve no...

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  • Minister Simon Coveney. Picture: EU

    Department expects 25,000 GLAS participants next year

    Some 25,000 participants in the new GLAS scheme by the end of 2015, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. The Minister was responding to a parliamentary question from Fianna Fail Agriculture spokesman Eamon...

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  • Water tap

    One third of private wells have E.coli, warns EPA

    One third of private wells are contaminated by E.coli, from animal or human waste, and there is a greater risk of illness if you drink contaminated water from private wells, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The EPA...

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    Department office open till midnight tomorrow for SFP applications

    To facilitate receipt of applications the Single Payment Unit of the Department, based in Portlaoise, will be open to the public tomorrow (Thursday) from 9am to midnight. Today, the office also has extended opening hours till 9pm....

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  • Minister 2

    Department responded positively to Ag education demand – Minister

    The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has defended his Departments response to demand that has arisen for additional college places in recent years. In response to a parliamentary question from Deputy Patrick O’Donovan he said: “My Department...

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    Department checked 39,000 carcases for grading issues in 2013

    In 2013 the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine carried out a total of 402 inspections of meat plants, were conducted with over 39,000 carcases checked to ensure the mechanical grading systems in the meat processing...

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  • pigs agriland

    Europe ill-prepared for US pig virus threat

    Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus has wiped out as many as seven million pigs in the United States in the past year, pushing pig prices to record highs. In Europe the pig industry is on red alert, in...

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  • Sheep shed

    Department announces start of AEOS payments

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has today announced that payments for farmers in AEOS 3 are to issue directly to farmers’ bank accounts as and from next week. Some 6,000 farmers were...

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  • NI FARMER FODDER

    €2.8m spent by Department on fodder crisis

    With the country bathed in warm sunshine over the last few days, it is in stark contrast to conditions just 12 months ago as the fodder crisis neared its peak. In response to a parliamentary question this...

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  • Lambs grange

    Department issue key advice to sheep farmers on parasites

    April is a key month in the year for sheep farmers in their fight against parasites (Nematodirosis). Internal parasites cause major production and economic losses in sheep flocks. Gastro intestinal worms have been shown to reduce lamb growth rates...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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