coronavirus

Easing of mart restrictions: What should SSSOPs include?

Easing of mart restrictions: What should SSSOPs include?

With livestock marts set to re-open to allow buyers and sellers on-premises later this month as Covid-19 restrictions begin to...

May 5, 2021

Letters sent to marts detailing easing of trading restrictions

Letters sent to marts detailing easing of trading restrictions

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has sent letters to livestock mart managers around the country detailing...

May 5, 2021

Sellers to return to marts during sales this month

Sellers to return to marts during sales this month

Sellers will be allowed back to mart rings later this month, sector sources have confirmed. For a number of months,...

May 4, 2021

Marts update: Date set for buyers to return to rings

Marts update: Date set for buyers to return to rings

Buyers may return to marts, while adhering to public guidelines, from Monday, May 17, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

April 30, 2021

Mart managers meet minister: June return to ringsides ‘not ruled out’

Mart managers meet minister: June return to ringsides ‘not ruled out’

While a return to the mart ringsides in the month of May is not foreseen, the prospect of getting buyers...

April 29, 2021

Mohill Agricultural Show postponed until 2022

Mohill Agricultural Show postponed until 2022

Mohill Agricultural Show will not take place this year and has instead been postponed until 2022, according to the show’s...

April 27, 2021

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