Rural Life

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

EU Ombudsman finds against food safety body after lead shot consultation

EU Ombudsman finds against food safety body after lead shot consultation

The European Ombudsman has upheld a complaint, made by a representative group of hunters in the EU, against the European...

May 23, 2022

Group calls for development of Ireland’s own oil and gas resources

Group calls for development of Ireland’s own oil and gas resources

Current government policy is undermining Ireland’s national energy security and its potential to become almost entirely energy self-sufficient, the Rural...

May 23, 2022

Gardaí investigate theft of GPS from John Deere tractors

Gardaí investigate theft of GPS from John Deere tractors

Gardaí in Co. Carlow are investigating the theft of GPS receivers from a number of John Deere tractors in the...

May 23, 2022

Virginia Show hosts young-stockperson demo day

Virginia Show hosts young-stockperson demo day

Virginia Show, in conjunction with the North East Breed Societies and the Irish Shows’ Association, will host a young stockperson...

May 22, 2022

Upcoming #WomenInAg event to celebrate female farmers

Upcoming #WomenInAg event to celebrate female farmers

What started as a small event to celebrate women in agriculture has since “snowballed into a mini ploughing championship”, after...

May 22, 2022

Nobber Show and Fair returns ‘bigger and better than ever’

Nobber Show and Fair returns ‘bigger and better than ever’

Nobber Show and Fair, Co. Meath is back this year on Sunday, May 22, at the back of Nobber national...

May 21, 2022

Residential farm in Wicklow sold for €830,000

Residential farm in Wicklow sold for €830,000

A residential farm comprising 55.23ac in Co. Wicklow has been sold for €830,000 following a recently held auction (Thursday, May...

May 20, 2022

FFN farmer with 160 ewes on peatlands to host farm walk this weekend

FFN farmer with 160 ewes on peatlands to host farm walk this weekend

Two Farming for Nature (FFN) farm walks in Co. Clare and Galway are set to take place this weekend showcasing...

May 20, 2022

Muintir na Tíre launches new road safety programme

Muintir na Tíre launches new road safety programme

Muintir na Tíre, the National Association for Community Development, has launched a new safety programme – the Personal Information Pack...

May 20, 2022

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture...

May 20, 2022

Weekend weather forecast: Unsettled with localised downpours

Weekend weather forecast: Unsettled with localised downpours

The weekend weather forecast indicates an unsettled few days with showers most days, some heavy on Monday. Starting today (Friday,...

May 20, 2022

More than 1,000 trees planted at Monaghan primary schools

More than 1,000 trees planted at Monaghan primary schools

More than 1,000 trees were donated to and planted in 44 different primary schools across Co. Monaghan this month by...

May 19, 2022

Dog attacks: IFA meets with Humphreys to seek ‘tougher sanctions’

Dog attacks: IFA meets with Humphreys to seek ‘tougher sanctions’

A delegation from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has met with Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys to...

May 19, 2022

Population of common farmland birds in continued decline

Population of common farmland birds in continued decline

Birds in the EU are less abundant than a few decades ago, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the...

May 19, 2022

Drivers urged to take care with high volume of agri vehicles on roads

Drivers urged to take care with high volume of agri vehicles on roads

Gardaí in Co. Donegal have appealed to farmers and road users to take care, with an increase in the volume...

May 19, 2022

Recycled plastic drums scoop top award for young Meath farmers

Recycled plastic drums scoop top award for young Meath farmers

Two young farmers from Co. Meath who developed a company which recycles old plastic drums have claimed a national award....

May 18, 2022