Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

Aisling is from a farming background in Co. Longford. She holds a National Dip in Journalism & Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin and is currently working towards a BA (Hons) in Law at AIT. Aisling worked with the Longford News from 2006-2007 and then as a journalist with the Longford Leader from 2007-2018. She was nominated for a Local Ireland Media Award in 2017. Aisling has written on all aspects of farming and rural life in Co. Longford and across the midlands region.

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Health and environmental concerns to the fore as battle to stop 5G in Leitrim begins

Health and environmental concerns to the fore as battle to stop 5G in Leitrim begins

Serious concerns have been raised about health and the environment in Co. Leitrim this week after it emerged that Imagine...

‘If we are asking farmers to do more they need the resources to do that’ – Minister Creed

‘If we are asking farmers to do more they need the resources to do that’ – Minister Creed

The existing Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for farmers is going to rollover for a period of 12 months. Systems within...

Residents up in arms over 5G rollout in Co. Leitrim

Residents up in arms over 5G rollout in Co. Leitrim

A notice of motion opposing the roll out of 5G in Co. Leitrim received unanimous backing from all the locally...

‘It is in the interests of the beef sector to get taskforce up and running’ – Doyle

‘It is in the interests of the beef sector to get taskforce up and running’ – Doyle

The issue of injunctions could have been dealt with at the meeting in Agriculture House had members of the taskforce...

EU support package available for Irish workers who lose their jobs post Brexit

EU support package available for Irish workers who lose their jobs post Brexit

Irish workers affected by a no-deal scenario post-Brexit will benefit from new EU support under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund...

‘Our Lord didn’t fall as many times as I did but I was determined to walk again…’

‘Our Lord didn’t fall as many times as I did but I was determined to walk again…’

When Aengus Mannion eventually got back on his feet three or four years after a very serious accident on a...

Farmer thought ‘life is over for me’ after sustaining serious injury in farm accident

Farmer thought ‘life is over for me’ after sustaining serious injury in farm accident

When Aengus Mannion found himself impaled in a tree and left to die, after the front loader of a teleporter...

‘A new focus on biodiversity and ecosystems is what is needed’

‘A new focus on biodiversity and ecosystems is what is needed’

In Ireland, almost 80% of total expenditure – €1.1 billion – on biodiversity between 2010 and 2015 came from the...

What is the effect of financial instruments on rural development and CAP?

What is the effect of financial instruments on rural development and CAP?

The ex-ante assessment for the use of financial instruments within Ireland’s European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and European Maritime...

Farmer impaled in a tree and left to die on a Co. Meath farm

Farmer impaled in a tree and left to die on a Co. Meath farm

On a summer’s evening 10 years ago, a Sligo farmer found himself impaled in a tree and left to die...

‘Brexit is a significant challenge for Irish businesses’ – Minister Humphries

‘Brexit is a significant challenge for Irish businesses’ – Minister Humphries

While the nature of the UK’s exit from the EU still remains to be resolved, Brexit continues to represent a...

‘We’re worried that mining in Connemara will end up destroying our water as well’

‘We’re worried that mining in Connemara will end up destroying our water as well’

Efforts to try and prevent the granting of a prospecting licence in Connemara for gold and silver are well and...

1,353 applications made by Irish businesses under Future Growth Loan Scheme

1,353 applications made by Irish businesses under Future Growth Loan Scheme

There have been 1,353 applications for eligibility under the Future Growth Loan Scheme, of which 1,283 have been approved to...

Taking a leap of faith in Connemara as mining company goes for the gold

Taking a leap of faith in Connemara as mining company goes for the gold

Approximately 90% of the population of Connemara is opposed to an application by a mining company to seek a prospecting...

Over €1 billion allocated for flood relief since 2016

Over €1 billion allocated for flood relief since 2016

In the past two months, 450mm of rain fell in the Athenry area of Co. Galway while other parts of...

‘We know that a prospecting licence is the first step in securing a mining licence’

‘We know that a prospecting licence is the first step in securing a mining licence’

Opposition to mining for gold and silver in Connemara is clearly evident this week after 6,900 people signed a petition...

‘So, if there is no chance of mining in Connemara, then why is there prospecting?’

‘So, if there is no chance of mining in Connemara, then why is there prospecting?’

So, if there is no chance of mining – why would they be prospecting? This was the question asked by...

‘Farmers in NI cannot produce food to a different set of rules to farmers in the south’

‘Farmers in NI cannot produce food to a different set of rules to farmers in the south’

If Ireland has full alignment – in relation to Brexit – then the country will also have to have a...