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Break the silence on mental health issues – DARD

Break the silence on mental health issues – DARD

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that the provision of a dedicated suicide prevention officer...

Kerry Group announce ‘strong’ Q3 figures

Kerry Group announce ‘strong’ Q3 figures

Kerry Group has released its quarterly figures, with 2.9 per cent increase in continuing business volumes (Q3 +3.2 per cent)...

UFU meet with NIMEA to discuss impending penalties on young bulls

UFU meet with NIMEA to discuss impending penalties on young bulls

Ulster Farmers’ Union Beef and Lamb Committee representatives have met with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association (NIMEA) to discuss...

Teagasc launch sustainable potato project in Ethiopia

Teagasc launch sustainable potato project in Ethiopia

Teagasc director Professor Gerry Boyle is in Ethiopia this week to visit a pilot project entitled, ‘Developing sustainable seed potato...

Tánaiste discusses exports with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai

Tánaiste discusses exports with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai

The Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore this week welcomed Mr Ma Kai, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic...

Origin makes acquisition in the Ukraine

Origin makes acquisition in the Ukraine

Origin Enterprises, the Agri-Services Group has announced that it has reached conditional agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the...

Dairy Board to invest €20m in Saudi Arabia

Dairy Board to invest €20m in Saudi Arabia

The Irish Dairy Board has today announced a €20 million investment in Saudi Arabia.  The investment includes the acquisition of...

Household budget fears lead to grocery market slowdown

Household budget fears lead to grocery market slowdown

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published this week for the 12 weeks ending 13 October,...

Macra announces Stockjudging winners

Macra announces Stockjudging winners

Three talented young farmers have scooped the top prizes at the All-Ireland finals of the 2013 Macra na Feirme Beef...

The rocky road through Burren

The rocky road through Burren

The Burren, home to last weekend’s Winterage Weekend, has always been an immovable, rugged facet of Irish culture. Its inspiring...

Unsettled weather set to continue

Unsettled weather set to continue

Winter 2013 is set to continue to bite hard this week, with shorter evenings and Met Eireann forecasting that the...

Pump it Up!

Pump it Up!

15,000 attendants, including families, farmers, dancers, actors, joined some very big seasonal vegetables at the Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Cavan...

Kerry Group opens new development centre in Dubai

Kerry Group opens new development centre in Dubai

Kerry Group today formally opened a new Kerry Regional Development & Application Centre in Dubai, UAE, to serve Kerry’s global...

Bord Bia survey highlights Irish eating habits

Bord Bia survey highlights Irish eating habits

Irish consumers are price conscious and value healthy, local produce, according to a new major new Bord Bia survey.  The...

Teagasc National Liquid Milk Conference starts tomorrow

Teagasc National Liquid Milk Conference starts tomorrow

The 2013 Teagasc National Liquid Milk Conference and farm tour kicks of tomorrow in Navan, County Meath. This year’s event...

Coveney’s Johne’s control plan praised

Coveney’s Johne’s control plan praised

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) Animal Health and Welfare Chair Jonathan Moore has praised Simon Coveney’s Johne’s control programme as “forward...

Moynalty wins 2013 Tidy Town competition

Moynalty wins 2013 Tidy Town competition

Congratulations to Moynalty Co Meath officially Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2013.  Moynalty was today named best of the 832 towns and villages...

1,000 farmers take part in FarmSafe Awareness

1,000 farmers take part in FarmSafe Awareness

The View from Northern Ireland: Minister Michelle O’Neill today welcomed the news that more than 1,000 farmers and farm family...