coronavirus

SMEs: Government ‘must hold firm on attempts to jump vaccine queue’

SMEs: Government ‘must hold firm on attempts to jump vaccine queue’

The government must “hold firm” on any attempts to “jump the vaccine queue”, according to the Irish SME Association (ISME),...

April 7, 2021

Covid-19 restrictions: Marts ‘must continue’ to operate online

Covid-19 restrictions: Marts ‘must continue’ to operate online

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is “monitoring the situation and will liaise with marts in due course”...

April 1, 2021

TAMS: New flexibilities and farm safety training details revealed

TAMS: New flexibilities and farm safety training details revealed

Further flexibilities for the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) have been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture in response to...

March 31, 2021

Delvin Mart has trading licence restored

Delvin Mart has trading licence restored

Delvin Mart has had its trading licence restored – and will have its next weekly sale next Thursday, April 1,...

March 26, 2021

Mart temporarily closed due to Covid-19 protocol breaches

Mart temporarily closed due to Covid-19 protocol breaches

Delvin Mart has been “temporarily closed” due to breaches in Covid-19 restrictions with its trading licence suspended by the Department...

March 18, 2021

Gardaí uncover shebeen shed in Cavan village

Gardaí uncover shebeen shed in Cavan village

A “shebeen” was searched by members of An Garda Síochána last week with a number of people found to be...

March 12, 2021

Marts ICT Infrastructure Scheme 2021 launched

Marts ICT Infrastructure Scheme 2021 launched

Funding has been announced for livestock marts for ICT infrastructure, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has revealed....

March 1, 2021

Government ‘must insist’ on joined-up antigen testing approach to protect exporters

Government ‘must insist’ on joined-up antigen testing approach to protect exporters

The Irish government has been called on by a TD to insist on a co-ordinated EU approach to antigen testing...

February 19, 2021

Heydon: Irish agri-food exports reaching 180 countries globally

Heydon: Irish agri-food exports reaching 180 countries globally

Efforts to diversify markets for Irish agri-food exports mean such goods now reach more than 180 countries around the world,...

February 17, 2021

A ‘Crystal Clean’ vision: Helping to plan a pathway back to the workplace

A ‘Crystal Clean’ vision: Helping to plan a pathway back to the workplace

Local Power Ltd has launched a new business division – dubbed Crystal Clean Air – to help businesses and employers...

January 26, 2021

1,500 fines issued by Gardaí for non-essential travel in 2 weeks

1,500 fines issued by Gardaí for non-essential travel in 2 weeks

An Garda Síochána has issued approximately 1,500 fines for non-essential travel since their introduction two weeks ago (Monday, January 11)....

January 25, 2021

Best practice to minimise risk of Covid-19 when the vet visits this spring

Best practice to minimise risk of Covid-19 when the vet visits this spring

With Covid-19 almost in Ireland a full year, as spring 2021 approaches, Veterinary Ireland has asked farmers and vets to...

January 22, 2021

Contractors call for 2001 ‘foot-and-mouth’ style regulations

Contractors call for 2001 ‘foot-and-mouth’ style regulations

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is urging the government to introduce regulations similar to those...

January 17, 2021

New Covid-19 restrictions: What farmers should know

New Covid-19 restrictions: What farmers should know

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a raft of new measures in addition to the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions that...

January 6, 2021

Calls made for 5% nitrates reduction BEAM requirement to be scrapped

Calls made for 5% nitrates reduction BEAM requirement to be scrapped

Calls have been made by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) for the Beef Emergency Aid Measure (BEAM)...

January 6, 2021

‘Unbelievable that Bord na Mona is exporting peat…when businesses are crying out for it’

‘Unbelievable that Bord na Mona is exporting peat…when businesses are crying out for it’

Issues surrounding the supply of peat to the horticulture sector means “the industry is facing a crisis”, independent TD Michael...

January 5, 2021

‘Light up the Night’ tractor and truck run cancelled for 2020

‘Light up the Night’ tractor and truck run cancelled for 2020

The popular ‘Light up the Night’ tractor and truck run will not go ahead this year due to the ongoing...

December 23, 2020

McConalogue tests positive for Covid-19

McConalogue tests positive for Covid-19

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has tested positive for Covid-19, it has been confirmed. Confirming the...

December 23, 2020