Claire Mc Cormack

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Claire Mc Cormack

Claire Mc Cormack is from an agricultural background in Westmeath. She holds a BA from Maynooth University, an M.Phil from TCD and an MA in Journalism from DCU. She was awarded the ‘Veronica Guerin Memorial Scholarship’ 2013-2014. Claire writes on all aspects of farming and rural life. Formerly, she worked as rural affairs correspondent at Irish Independent/Farming Independent, and as a reporter at Sunday Independent. She is currently doing an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at UCD. Claire was awarded 'Best Online' in the digital category at the Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awards 2018.

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Progress on agriculture issues ‘far from done deal’ in government talks

Progress on agriculture issues ‘far from done deal’ in government talks

Progress on agriculture issues in talks on government formation are “far from a done deal”, AgriLand understands. Despite recent reports...

‘Not everybody can thrive on vegan or vegetarian diets’ – Dr. Frédéric Leroy

‘Not everybody can thrive on vegan or vegetarian diets’ – Dr. Frédéric Leroy

One of the key visions set out in the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy – which was published last...

‘Insufficient evidence of a breach of competition law in beef sector’ – CCPC

‘Insufficient evidence of a breach of competition law in beef sector’ – CCPC

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today, Friday, June 5, written to over 200 individuals, including the Independent...

Irish emissions from manures and fertilisers ‘continue to rise’ – but at ‘slower rate’

Irish emissions from manures and fertilisers ‘continue to rise’ – but at ‘slower rate’

Ireland’s ammonia emissions (from animal manures and nitrogen fertiliser application) increased again in 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has...

‘Open letter on the value of animal agriculture’ – penned by a global farming community

‘Open letter on the value of animal agriculture’ – penned by a global farming community

Almost 70 groups and individuals representing farmers, producers, vets and researchers from across the world have written an “open letter”...

UCD alumni urged to vote for Devenish boss in EY World Entrepreneur of the Year race

UCD alumni urged to vote for Devenish boss in EY World Entrepreneur of the Year race

Alumni and students of University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) School of Agriculture and Food Science are being urged to “row in...

Change to planning for one-off houses in rural areas mooted

Change to planning for one-off houses in rural areas mooted

Changes to planning guidelines on the building of one-off houses in rural areas may be afoot, according to independent TD...

Annual Embrace Farm Remembrance Service to be held as a virtual event

Annual Embrace Farm Remembrance Service to be held as a virtual event

The annual Embrace Farm Ecumenical Remembrance Service is set to take place as a virtual event later this month. In...

Department urged to protect agri stores from veterinary medicine supply changes

Department urged to protect agri stores from veterinary medicine supply changes

A new EU regulation on the sale of veterinary medicine could mean that farmers will be required to get a...

‘Just Transition update welcome; but horticulture peat sector needs urgent action’

‘Just Transition update welcome; but horticulture peat sector needs urgent action’

Growing Media Ireland (GMI) – a body which represents the majority of the country’s privately-owned producers of horticulture peat –...

‘Ireland must at least stabilise herd to benefit from Oxford science on methane’ – EPA

‘Ireland must at least stabilise herd to benefit from Oxford science on methane’ – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded to the latest Oxford University research on methane emissions from livestock – and...

Video: Innovative Tipperary students launch farm safety video and €5,000 competition

Video: Innovative Tipperary students launch farm safety video and €5,000 competition

A group of young farmers – and transition year students of St. Joseph’s CBS in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary – are...

HSA on a mission to identify ‘reckless’ TikTok ‘outliers’

HSA on a mission to identify ‘reckless’ TikTok ‘outliers’

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has said it “will do everything in its power” to identify the individuals who...

‘Ireland cannot continue to expand forever’ – McGuinness

‘Ireland cannot continue to expand forever’ – McGuinness

Irish agriculture “cannot continue to expand, at an exponential rate, forever” due to limitations of the environment and climate change,...

‘I’d love to see a female president of a farm organisation’ – McCarthy

‘I’d love to see a female president of a farm organisation’ – McCarthy

“Diverse companies are more successful – it’s as simple as that,” according to the CEO of Bord Bia, Tara McCarthy....

A ‘clear disconnect’ exists on gender equality between agri-business CEOs and employees

A ‘clear disconnect’ exists on gender equality between agri-business CEOs and employees

There is “a clear disconnect” between CEOs and their employees on some of the key issues around diversity and inclusion in...

Latest science on methane emissions ‘ignored’ by media – Dr. Mitloehner

Latest science on methane emissions ‘ignored’ by media – Dr. Mitloehner

A “major, new narrative” on accurately quantifying methane emissions from livestock is largely supported by the science community – but...

Green projects and energy hubs: Just Transition progress report for midlands published

Green projects and energy hubs: Just Transition progress report for midlands published

The potential of transforming the West Offaly and Lough Ree power plants into “an energy hub” is one of the...