Bird Flu

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in Northern Ireland lifted

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in Northern Ireland lifted

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) in force across Northern Ireland and the ban on poultry gatherings has ended today...

May 20, 2021

Call for review of existing supports for poultry farmers affected by bird flu outbreaks

Call for review of existing supports for poultry farmers affected by bird flu outbreaks

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has called on the Minister for Agriculture to review existing supports for poultry...

April 16, 2021

Department to lift poultry housing requirement later this week

Department to lift poultry housing requirement later this week

The legal requirement to confine/house poultry and other birds as a precautionary measure against Avian Influenza (bird flu) will be...

April 6, 2021

New bird flu cases in Britain as Housing Order set to end

New bird flu cases in Britain as Housing Order set to end

Cases of H5N8 avian influenza have been detected in broiler chickens at a commercial premises near Uttoxeter, east Staffordshire, England,...

March 29, 2021

UFU urges vigilance after northern bird flu outbreak

UFU urges vigilance after northern bird flu outbreak

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that it is “deeply concerned” following confirmation on January 6 that a bird...

January 7, 2021

Bird flu housing order to be introduced in the Republic

Bird flu housing order to be introduced in the Republic

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has made regulations under the Animal Health and Welfare Act requiring...

December 18, 2020

Bird flu identified in free-range turkey flock in Wicklow

Bird flu identified in free-range turkey flock in Wicklow

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed that test results have identified evidence of Avian Influenza H5N8...

December 10, 2020

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone to be declared in Northern Ireland from midnight

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone to be declared in Northern Ireland from midnight

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will come into effect in Nothern Ireland from midnight tonight (December 1). The AIPZ...

November 30, 2020

Department introduces enhanced bird flu measures

Department introduces enhanced bird flu measures

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has introduced enhanced biosecurity measures as a precaution against bird flu (avian...

November 30, 2020

Department: Bird flu now confirmed in 3 counties

Department: Bird flu now confirmed in 3 counties

Avian influenza (bird flu) has now been found in three wild birds in different counties around the country, the Department...

November 25, 2020

Vigilance urged following confirmation of bird flu case

Vigilance urged following confirmation of bird flu case

Vigilance is needed following the confirmation of a case of avian influenza (bird flu) in Co. Limerick over the weekend,...

November 9, 2020

Bird flu discovered in wild bird in Limerick

Bird flu discovered in wild bird in Limerick

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed a case of bird flu in a wild bird in...

November 7, 2020

Britain’s Avian Influenza risk raised to ‘high’ following 2 confirmed cases

Britain’s Avian Influenza risk raised to ‘high’ following 2 confirmed cases

The risk level of avian influenza establishing in wild birds in Britain has been raised from ‘medium to ‘high’ following...

November 6, 2020

‘Highly pathogenic’ strain of bird flu confirmed in Netherlands

‘Highly pathogenic’ strain of bird flu confirmed in Netherlands

A highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (bird flu) has been detected among wild birds in the Netherlands. Minister for...

October 28, 2020

New group set up to help free-range farmers ‘navigate the challenges’

New group set up to help free-range farmers ‘navigate the challenges’

The last number of months have been a time of “high-stress” for some poultry farmers, due to a number of...

July 14, 2020

Once-off support formally announced for bird flu stricken flocks

Once-off support formally announced for bird flu stricken flocks

A once-off financial support scheme for a number of poultry flocks impacted by an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza...

July 7, 2020

Department introduces supports for bird flu-affected flocks

Department introduces supports for bird flu-affected flocks

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has introduced a financial support scheme for poultry flocks affected by bird...

July 1, 2020

Carthy urges Creed to provide bird flu compensation package

Carthy urges Creed to provide bird flu compensation package

Pressure is mounting on the Government to introduce a compensation package for poultry farmers affected by avian influenza (bird flu)...

May 5, 2020