Rural Life

Vandals rip netting and damage hay bales in Cork

Vandals rip netting and damage hay bales in Cork

A number of hay bales were targeted by vandals in a field in Co. Cork over the weekend. The bales...

July 21, 2021

Great Yorkshire Success gives hope for September Balmoral

Great Yorkshire Success gives hope for September Balmoral

The prospect of 26,000 people gathering for England’s premier agricultural show might have seemed like wishful thinking this year, but...

July 21, 2021

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

The chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Jackie Cahill, says he has written to...

July 21, 2021

Farm advisors ‘On Feirm Ground’ with new health and well-being training

Farm advisors ‘On Feirm Ground’ with new health and well-being training

Last year, a training programme was developed that would see farm advisors around Ireland equipped with a new set of...

July 21, 2021

Ultra cycle: Day 3 ‘Ag Day’ – 15 hours of cycling as agri-business joins in

Ultra cycle: Day 3 ‘Ag Day’ – 15 hours of cycling as agri-business joins in

The cyclists began from Ardgroom shortly after 6:00a.m yesterday on ‘Day 3’ of the Ultra Cycle 2021, facing fog and...

July 21, 2021

Battle for ‘Ireland’s best burger’ begins…by backing foodservice

Battle for ‘Ireland’s best burger’ begins…by backing foodservice

The hunt for Ireland’s best burger has begun thanks to National Burger Day – which is just around the corner,...

July 21, 2021

17,000 rural jobs ‘remain at risk’ over peat crisis – GMI

17,000 rural jobs ‘remain at risk’ over peat crisis – GMI

17,000 jobs in rural Ireland “remain at risk”, the group representing horticultural peat producers has warned. Growing Media Ireland (GMI)...

July 21, 2021

Clarkson’s Farm set to return for second series

Clarkson’s Farm set to return for second series

Those disappointed thinking they had seen the last from Diddly Squat Farm will welcome news that a second series of...

July 21, 2021

Joint property marking event to be held this weekend

Joint property marking event to be held this weekend

Members of An Garda Síochána, alongside Cootehill Tidy Towns, are organising a property marking event for farmers, rural-dwellers and members...

July 21, 2021

Government ‘causing demise of horticulture sector’

Government ‘causing demise of horticulture sector’

Following the appearance yesterday (Tuesday, July 20) of officials from various departments before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food...

July 21, 2021

RSA issues warning to road users about ‘sun glare’

RSA issues warning to road users about ‘sun glare’

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging road users, particularly drivers, to be aware of the dangers posed by ‘sun...

July 20, 2021

Make the Moove: Charting the course for rural mental health support

Make the Moove: Charting the course for rural mental health support

The Mayo Ultra Cyclists are currently undertaking an impressive Wild Atlantic Way Ultra Cycle this week – with mental health...

July 20, 2021

Agri Ultra Cycle: Day 3 video – agri industry joins the cycle route

Agri Ultra Cycle: Day 3 video – agri industry joins the cycle route

The agri-supported Mayo Ultra Cyclists have been making great progress north through Kerry today (Tuesday, July 20) on day three of a...

July 20, 2021

Man convicted of failing to provide BVD sample

Man convicted of failing to provide BVD sample

A Co. Down man has pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to provide a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) sample...

July 20, 2021

Crowd to be capped at 500 for Irish National Sheepdog Trials in Kerry

Crowd to be capped at 500 for Irish National Sheepdog Trials in Kerry

Sheep handlers with their loyal canine companions will be flocking to Killarney to compete in the Irish National Sheepdog Trials...

July 20, 2021

Road safety: Drivers urged to stay cool as temperatures and tempers on the rise

Road safety: Drivers urged to stay cool as temperatures and tempers on the rise

Drivers are being advised to drive with a little more care in this sweltering weather as the likelihood of being...

July 20, 2021

Farmer convicted for failing to notify movement of animals

Farmer convicted for failing to notify movement of animals

A Co. Down farmer has been convicted of 24 charges of failure to notify the movement of animals onto his...

July 20, 2021

Peat shortage issue to go before joint committee today

Peat shortage issue to go before joint committee today

The issue of peat shortages in the horticulture sector will come under the spotlight at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on...

July 20, 2021