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Judge dismisses personal injury claim over ‘mad cow’ attack at mart

Judge dismisses personal injury claim over ‘mad cow’ attack at mart

By Gordon Deegan A judge has dismissed a €60,000 personal injury action by a 79-year-old farmer who “suffered horrible injuries”...

Court dispute: Judge tells farmers to buy ‘a bottle of cop-on’

Court dispute: Judge tells farmers to buy ‘a bottle of cop-on’

By Gordon Deegan A judge has pleaded with opposing farmers in a long running right of way court dispute not...

EPA: Pesticide exceedances in water increase by 42%

EPA: Pesticide exceedances in water increase by 42%

By Gordon Deegan The state’s environmental watchdog, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that the number of water supplies...

€120k to be spent on survey of red grouse in bogs and heaths

€120k to be spent on survey of red grouse in bogs and heaths

By Gordon Deegan The state is set to spend an estimated €120,000 on a national survey on the red grouse...

Teagasc staff earning over €100,000 surpasses 60

Teagasc staff earning over €100,000 surpasses 60

By Gordon Deegan The numbers employed at Teagasc earning over €100,000 last year increased by 11 to 66, compared with...

Clare farmer tells court of distress upon finding sheep killed

Clare farmer tells court of distress upon finding sheep killed

By Gordon Deegan A southeast Clare farmer has told of his distress after discovering 14 of his sheep killed last...

Corncrake census shows increase of 27% this year

Corncrake census shows increase of 27% this year

By Gordon Deegan The number of breeding corncrakes recorded in this year’s state corncrake census has soared to 186 birds....

Labour Court recommends Teagasc pay employee €3,000

Labour Court recommends Teagasc pay employee €3,000

By Gordon Deegan The Labour Court has recommended that Teagasc pay a staff member €3,000 due to concerns he has...

Ploughing association posts loss of €656,240 following Covid-hit year

Ploughing association posts loss of €656,240 following Covid-hit year

By Gordon Deegan Organisers of the 2020 National Ploughing Championships recorded a pre-tax loss last year of €656,240 after the...

Meat processing group owned by Goodman records pre-tax profit of €3.2m

Meat processing group owned by Goodman records pre-tax profit of €3.2m

By Gordon Deegan A meat processing group owned by Larry Goodman last year returned to profit to record pre-tax profits...

WRC recommends €500 for unfair dismissal after worker accused of beating a cow

WRC recommends €500 for unfair dismissal after worker accused of beating a cow

By Gordon Deegan The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has recommended that an agricultural worker, accused of mistreating a cow in...

Environmental group succeeds in stalling flood relief works in Roscommon

Environmental group succeeds in stalling flood relief works in Roscommon

By Aodhan O’Faolain An environmental protection group has secured a High Court order temporarily halting works on a flood relief...

Thomas Duffy: ‘The vegans are coming’ – or are they?

Thomas Duffy: ‘The vegans are coming’ – or are they?

By dairy farmer and former Macra president, Thomas Duffy. I recently reached a milestone in hitting my 30th birthday. As...

Pre-tax profits at Waterford-based meat processor more than double

Pre-tax profits at Waterford-based meat processor more than double

By Gordon Deegan Revenues recovered for the second half of last year at meat processor, Arrow Group, due in part...

Jury clears man accused of assault in Clare land boundary case

Jury clears man accused of assault in Clare land boundary case

By Gordon Deegan A judge has told two neighbours involved in a land boundary row that “life is too short...

Court: Englishman claims he ‘feared’ for his life in Clare land dispute

Court: Englishman claims he ‘feared’ for his life in Clare land dispute

By Gordon Deegan A 71-year old Englishman told a court that his Co. Clare neighbour repeatedly called him names in...

Department opposes bid by convicted Galway vet to obtain court transcript

Department opposes bid by convicted Galway vet to obtain court transcript

By Gordon Deegan The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is opposing a bid by a convicted Co....

Farmer said he ‘would shoot’ other farmer’s cattle in dispute over right of way

Farmer said he ‘would shoot’ other farmer’s cattle in dispute over right of way

By Gordon Deegan A farmer told another farmer that he would shoot his cattle if they went onto his land...