Rural Life

‘I was a dead man’: Farmer credits his fitness for surviving ‘raging bull fight’

‘I was a dead man’: Farmer credits his fitness for surviving ‘raging bull fight’

By Gordon Deegan  A 73-year-old farmer from west Clare has credited his fitness and his time in the boxing ring...

18:47pm

DAFM issues forest fire warning for weekend

DAFM issues forest fire warning for weekend

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has issued a Condition Orange forest fire warning for this weekend....

17:04pm

Man in his 90s in serious condition following Cavan farm accident

Man in his 90s in serious condition following Cavan farm accident

An elderly man is in a serious condition in hospital in Dublin following a farm accident in Co. Cavan earlier...

16:38pm

New funding for councils to buy vacant buildings in rural towns and villages

New funding for councils to buy vacant buildings in rural towns and villages

A new funding stream has been announced to allow local authorities to purchase vacant and derelict buildings in rural towns...

11:30am

‘Deer a cause of accidents on rural roads’ – IFA county chair

‘Deer a cause of accidents on rural roads’ – IFA county chair

Deer are a cause of vehicle accidents on rural roads in many parts of the country, according to the chairperson...

May 26, 2022

€700,000 to support upcoming agricultural shows

€700,000 to support upcoming agricultural shows

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has announced €700,000 in funding to support agricultural shows taking place...

May 26, 2022

CSO farm census: Over 278,000 people worked on farms in 2020

CSO farm census: Over 278,000 people worked on farms in 2020

Over 278,000 people worked on farms in 2020, according to the final detailed results of the Census of Agriculture carried...

May 26, 2022

Department considering rollout of ‘dog control notices’

Department considering rollout of ‘dog control notices’

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) is considering issuing notices to dog owners whose pets are found to...

May 26, 2022

TDs join farmers’ call for public inquiry into Limerick factory

TDs join farmers’ call for public inquiry into Limerick factory

Several TDs have backed a call from a west Limerick couple who are seeking a public inquiry into a factory...

May 25, 2022

Farming for Nature network welcomes new ambassador

Farming for Nature network welcomes new ambassador

The Farming for Nature (FFN) project has welcomed a new farmer, Graham Harris from Kildare, to its ambassador network. Harris...

May 25, 2022

Solar panel planning exemption due ‘in coming months’ – minister

Solar panel planning exemption due ‘in coming months’ – minister

The Seanad has heard that planning exemptions for solar panels on farm buildings will be finalised “in the coming months”....

May 25, 2022

INHFA writes to Minister Noonan on EU Biodiversity Strategy

INHFA writes to Minister Noonan on EU Biodiversity Strategy

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has said it has written to Minister of State for heritage Malcolm...

May 25, 2022

Ombudsman: Man awarded €1,000 after fallen animal scheme complaint

Ombudsman: Man awarded €1,000 after fallen animal scheme complaint

A man was awarded €1,000 by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine after he made a complaint to...

May 25, 2022

Derrybrien wind farm: Focus on ‘real issues’ needed to stop EU fines

Derrybrien wind farm: Focus on ‘real issues’ needed to stop EU fines

Elected representatives should ensure a swift termination of EU fines in relation to the Derrybrien wind farm, instead of wasting...

May 24, 2022

Financial supports for post offices not ‘ruled in or out’ – department

Financial supports for post offices not ‘ruled in or out’ – department

Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan hopes to take proposals to government “in the near future” to support...

May 24, 2022

Minister launches eco-social farming EIP in Kerry

Minister launches eco-social farming EIP in Kerry

The Minister of State with responsibility for land use and biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett has officially launched the Kerry Eco-Social...

May 24, 2022

Appeals: Average time to close cases in 2021 ‘twice the department target’

Appeals: Average time to close cases in 2021 ‘twice the department target’

The average length of time it took to resolve a complaint to the Agriculture Appeals Office in 2021 was 185...

May 24, 2022

Winners of Dairygold’s 2021 milk quality awards revealed

Winners of Dairygold’s 2021 milk quality awards revealed

Dairygold has announced milk suppliers Gearoid and Sarah Maher from Cappamore, Co. Limerick as the winners of its 2021 annual...

May 24, 2022