Conor Finnerty

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Conor Finnerty

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Conor Finnerty is a recent graduate from the University of Limerick holding an Honours degree in Journalism and New Media. An east Galway native he grew up on a typical Irish family farm with a mixture of suckler cows and sheep. Having now moved to the capital his farming responsibilities are held for the weekend while his father and brother take care of business during the week.

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Finance Bill measures: ‘My value in the partnership has been lessened’

Finance Bill measures: ‘My value in the partnership has been lessened’

Proposed changes to certain tax reliefs revealed in the Finance Bill will create additional challenges for young farmers, according to...

Calls for a national fund to survey ‘dangerous’ roadside trees to be established

Calls for a national fund to survey ‘dangerous’ roadside trees to be established

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has been called upon to establish a national fund to survey...

Almost 33,000ac of agricultural land sold in 2017

Almost 33,000ac of agricultural land sold in 2017

Almost 33,000ac of agricultural land was sold in Ireland in 2017 for a total value of €161.1 million, the latest...

‘The loss of 124 jobs in Littleton is akin to the loss of up to 4,000 jobs in Dublin’

‘The loss of 124 jobs in Littleton is akin to the loss of up to 4,000 jobs in Dublin’

The closure of Bord na Mona’s plant in Littleton, Co. Tipperary, will have repercussions for the entire community, according to...

US milk production climbs by 1.5% in September

US milk production climbs by 1.5% in September

Milk production in the 23 major states in the US during September rose by 1.5% compared to the same month...

€700,000 budget for waste tyre collection initiative ‘fully expended’

€700,000 budget for waste tyre collection initiative ‘fully expended’

The €700,000 budget allocated to the recent farm waste tyre collection initiative has been fully expended, according to the Minister...

European Parliament adopts plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms

European Parliament adopts plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms

The European Parliament has adopted plans today (Thursday, October 25) to limit the use of antibiotics on farms in order...

Negotiations on directive to prevent UTPs to begin today

Negotiations on directive to prevent UTPs to begin today

Negotiations on a new directive that will aim to protect farmers against buyers’ unfair trading practices (UTPs) will begin today...

New body to drive farm safety reforms needed – Daly

New body to drive farm safety reforms needed – Daly

A new body is needed in Ireland to drive farm safety reforms, according to Fianna Fail’s Seanad spokesperson on agriculture,...

Farm hazardous waste collections ‘an absolute necessity’

Farm hazardous waste collections ‘an absolute necessity’

Farm hazardous waste collections have been deemed “an absolute necessity” by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard...

Appeal for information regarding Meath tractor theft

Appeal for information regarding Meath tractor theft

The owner of a tractor which was stolen from a farm in Co. Meath two weeks ago has appealed to...

4 Irish bulls to participate in African nation’s breeding programme

4 Irish bulls to participate in African nation’s breeding programme

Four pedigree Irish bulls sourced by Bothar are set to participate in an African nation’s breeding programme. The aid agency...

Up to 430 job losses: BNM to cease peat production by 2028

Up to 430 job losses: BNM to cease peat production by 2028

As part of its decarbonisation plan, Bord na Mona has announced today (Wednesday, October 24) that it will cease using...

Several quads and a van stolen from a farm equipment business

Several quads and a van stolen from a farm equipment business

Several quads and a van have reportedly been stolen from a farm equipment business in Co. Roscommon, according to Shannonside...

Newly-appointed chair of Teagasc set to outline his ambitions

Newly-appointed chair of Teagasc set to outline his ambitions

The recently-appointed chair of Teagasc, Liam Herlihy, is set to outline his ambitions for the authority before a meeting of...

Young farmer tax relief cap to create ‘huge stress’

Young farmer tax relief cap to create ‘huge stress’

The decision to introduce a cumulative lifetime cap of €70,000 on the amount of tax relief that can be availed of...

Dunnes becomes Ireland’s most popular supermarket

Dunnes becomes Ireland’s most popular supermarket

Dunnes Stores has become Ireland’s most popular supermarket for the first time since February, according to the latest grocery market...

Tractor driver fails to meet minimum motorway speed

Tractor driver fails to meet minimum motorway speed

A tractor towing a low-loader was recently detected by An Garda Siochana failing to meet the minimum speed required on...