Rural Life

Ready for love and adventure? New dating show looking for Irish farmers

Ready for love and adventure? New dating show looking for Irish farmers

People adapted and found ways to be creative with dating this past year, but due to the strict restrictions that...

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Banagher students organise calf raffle for hospice

Banagher students organise calf raffle for hospice

Students and staff at Banagher College, Co. Offaly, are holding a calf raffle to raise funds for the Hooves 4...

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New River Shannon bill can effect change, says minister

New River Shannon bill can effect change, says minister

Legislation that will lead to the establishment of a statutory agency that will coordinate and manage the response to flooding...

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Fine Gael to hold public meeting on future of farming

Fine Gael to hold public meeting on future of farming

Fine Gael will be holding a public meeting on the future of farming on Monday (May 17). Kicking off at...

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Gardaí in Meath investigating theft of 200 plants from field

Gardaí in Meath investigating theft of 200 plants from field

Gardaí are investigating the theft of approximately 200 laurel plants that were stolen from a field in Gillstown, Athboy, Co....

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Gardaí appeal for info following theft of trailer

Gardaí appeal for info following theft of trailer

Members of An Garda Síochána have issued an appeal for information following the theft of a trailer from a property...

May 14, 2021

€10.5m allocated for upgrade works on rural roads

€10.5m allocated for upgrade works on rural roads

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has today (Friday, May 14) announced the allocation of €10.5 million for...

May 14, 2021

NPA cancels Ploughing 2021 exhibition due to Covid-19 uncertainty

NPA cancels Ploughing 2021 exhibition due to Covid-19 uncertainty

The National Ploughing Association (NPA) executive has announced the “difficult decision” it has made to cancel the 2021 trade exhibition....

May 14, 2021

Weekend weather forecast: Unsettled with sunshine and heavy showers

Weekend weather forecast: Unsettled with sunshine and heavy showers

There is a mixed bag in terms of the weather forecast for the weekend with some sunshine predicted, albeit accompanied...

May 14, 2021

New Fair Deal – successor must agree to operate farm for six years

New Fair Deal – successor must agree to operate farm for six years

Farmers will be eligible for a proposed new Fair Deal scheme once a successor is in place; has been involved...

May 13, 2021

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal house fire in rural Roscommon

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal house fire in rural Roscommon

Gardaí in Clonark are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of two people following a fatal house fire...

May 13, 2021

Consultation opens over future of NI’s Agricultural Wages Board

Consultation opens over future of NI’s Agricultural Wages Board

A public consultation has been launched into proposals to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) in Northern Ireland. The AWB...

May 13, 2021

Lockdown effect: More meal planning and better baking skills

Lockdown effect: More meal planning and better baking skills

The early 2020 lockdown boosted confidence in cooking and preparing healthier meals, and could offer teachable moments to promote healthier...

May 13, 2021

Climate bill progresses to committee stage

Climate bill progresses to committee stage

Yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 12) the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 was voted to committee stage....

May 13, 2021

Plans for 2021 Balmoral Show ‘progressing well’

Plans for 2021 Balmoral Show ‘progressing well’

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) has said plans for 2021 Balmoral Show are “progressing well”. The society is currently...

May 13, 2021

Illegal dumping ‘increased by up to 25%’ since start of Covid

Illegal dumping ‘increased by up to 25%’ since start of Covid

A survey focused on illegal dumping in Galway has been launched this week by Galway East TD Louis O’Hara. According...

May 13, 2021

Glanbia biodiversity initiative a hive of activity

Glanbia biodiversity initiative a hive of activity

Farm families have planted over 80,000 hedgerow shrubs and native Irish trees across the country since December, as part of...

May 13, 2021

‘Broken promises and empty statements’: Motion on rural investment voted against

‘Broken promises and empty statements’: Motion on rural investment voted against

A motion brought forward by the Rural Independent Group for “supporting rural Ireland” was voted against last night (Wednesday, May...

May 13, 2021