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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

ICOS ‘hopeful’ that limited ringside activity will be permitted in January

ICOS ‘hopeful’ that limited ringside activity will be permitted in January

Mart representative organisations are in talks with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – but representatives are hopeful...

December 22, 2020

Covid-19: Calls for NI meat plant workers to be prioritised in vaccine roll-out

Covid-19: Calls for NI meat plant workers to be prioritised in vaccine roll-out

A key Stormont committee has urged Northern Ireland’s health minister to ensure meat-processing sector workers are prioritised in plans to...

December 16, 2020

MFF and EU recovery fund given green light

MFF and EU recovery fund given green light

The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the EU’s Recovery Plan for Europe – dubbed NextGeneration EU – have finally been...

December 11, 2020

Nearly 1,000 calls made to Department of Agriculture Covid-19 helpline

Nearly 1,000 calls made to Department of Agriculture Covid-19 helpline

Almost 1,000 calls have been made to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Covid-19 helpline that was set...

December 9, 2020

Checkpoints on motorways and dual carriageways discontinued from today

Checkpoints on motorways and dual carriageways discontinued from today

Fixed Garda checkpoints on motorways and dual carriageways to enforce travel restrictions will be discontinued from today. Issuing an update...

December 1, 2020

Buyers to be let back to mart ringsides from next week

Buyers to be let back to mart ringsides from next week

Additional reporting by Charles O’Donnell Marts will be allowed to have buyers around the ringside once more from next week,...

November 27, 2020

Minister’s mart grants news welcomed by ICOS

Minister’s mart grants news welcomed by ICOS

A new grants scheme in the pipeline which will support marts following on from the ongoing pandemic crisis has been...

November 26, 2020

Marts set to be in line for Covid-19 funding boost

Marts set to be in line for Covid-19 funding boost

Marts around the country are in line for a funding boost following challenges brought about by the impact of Covid-19,...

November 25, 2020

Marts after Level 5: What’s the plan for next week?

Marts after Level 5: What’s the plan for next week?

Marts are preparing to allow buyers to return to the ringsides next week, in anticipation of an easing of restrictions...

November 24, 2020

Department to ‘consider next steps’ after recommendation made to cull mink

Department to ‘consider next steps’ after recommendation made to cull mink

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has said it is engaging with Irish mink farmers to “consider the...

November 19, 2020

Department to provide restriction outline to marts ‘in coming days’

Department to provide restriction outline to marts ‘in coming days’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is to write to marts around the country in the coming days...

November 14, 2020

‘Urgent ban’ on mink farming in Ireland called for

‘Urgent ban’ on mink farming in Ireland called for

An immediate ban on mink farming in Ireland has been called for by the Social Democrats following the recent emergence...

November 11, 2020