Colm Ryan

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Colm Ryan holds a Bachelors degree in english and history, and a Masters in international relations from University College Cork (UCC). He also completed the Green Cert at Kildalton Agricultural College and has gained valuable experience in the fields of education and banking. Colm comes from a sheep and beef farm on the south-Wexford coast.

Sheep marts: Cast ewes hit €294 at Carnew Mart
Sheep marts: Cast ewes hit €294 at Carnew Mart

With over 2,100 sheep on offer, the most recent sale at Carnew Mart in Co. Wicklow saw improved prices for...

Appeal for information over theft of trailer in Co. Cavan
Appeal for information over theft of trailer in Co. Cavan

Gardaí in Co. Cavan are appealing to the public for information regarding the theft of a trailer in the county....

New EU agriculture committee chair elected
New EU agriculture committee chair elected

The European Parliament’s committee on agriculture and rural development (AGRI) has elected Veronika Vrecionová as the new committee chair. Vrecionová,...

43% of sheep farms earned family farm income of under €5,000 in 2023
43% of sheep farms earned family farm income of under €5,000 in 2023

The proportion of sheep farms earning a family farm income (FFI) of less than €5,000 was up six percentage points to...

Sheep trade: Prices hold firm as spring lamb quotes rise in cases
Sheep trade: Prices hold firm as spring lamb quotes rise in cases

Weekly reductions in prices for spring lamb appear to have ceased from factories that are providing quotes, with some even...

CSO: Price of dairy products down by 14% over 12 months
CSO: Price of dairy products down by 14% over 12 months

Producer prices for dairy products dropped by almost 14% in the year to June 2024, according to the Central Statistics...

RVLs diagnose cases of CCN in ruminants in June and July
RVLs diagnose cases of CCN in ruminants in June and July

Regional Veterinary Laboratories (RVLs) have diagnosed a number of cerebro-cortical necrosis (CCN) cases in ruminants in late June and the...

Breeding Waders EIP: Over 30 curlew chicks to be released
Breeding Waders EIP: Over 30 curlew chicks to be released

Over thirty curlew chicks are to be released back into the wild over the coming weeks, as part of a...

HSA launches forestry inspection campaign
HSA launches forestry inspection campaign

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has today (Monday, July 22) launched an inspection campaign targeting the forestry sector. The...

Alltech encourages Irish farmers to start winter feed preparation
Alltech encourages Irish farmers to start winter feed preparation

Alltech is encouraging Irish livestock producers to assess their feed supply and start to plan and prepare for winter now....

Sheep kill: Increase in spring lambs rises throughput
Sheep kill: Increase in spring lambs rises throughput

Numbers of spring lambs have climbed to hit over 44,000 head for the first time this year, increasing by 2,519...

Payments to SIM applicants who do not incorporate straw is being considered
Payments to SIM applicants who do not incorporate straw is being considered

Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Charlie McConalogue is considering an option of making Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM) scheme payments while...

McConalogue: €10m fund from SIM to stay in tillage sector
McConalogue: €10m fund from SIM to stay in tillage sector

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has committed to keeping the €10m Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM) funding...

Watch: Combining sheep and tillage on an organic farm in Carlow
Watch: Combining sheep and tillage on an organic farm in Carlow

Having reached full organic status on his farm in March 2024, Joe Nolan of Fenagh, Co. Carlow is currently farming...

Electric tractor created by Irish company unveiled in Ethiopia
Electric tractor created by Irish company unveiled in Ethiopia

Tánaiste Micheál Martin has unveiled an electric tractor in Ethiopia that was created by an Irish company. Martin, who is...

Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in Co. Roscommon
Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in Co. Roscommon

A man in his 50s has died in a workplace accident in Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon, gardaí have confirmed. Gardaí and emergency...

Dead calf pulled from cow after suspected livestock worrying
Dead calf pulled from cow after suspected livestock worrying

Farming in south Co. Wexford, Jacqueline and Mattie White have suffered several losses on their farm as a result of...

60km/h speed limit on local roads targeted for November
60km/h speed limit on local roads targeted for November

Changes to the speed limit on rural and local roads are set to come into effect from November 2024, according...