Covid-19

Tuam Mart defers first sheep sale of 2022 due to Covid-19

Tuam Mart defers first sheep sale of 2022 due to Covid-19

Tuam Mart in Co. Galway has deferred its first sheep sale of 2022 until next week in light of the...

January 2, 2022

Initiative offers access to Christmas dinners and chats

Initiative offers access to Christmas dinners and chats

Irish Rural Link (IRL), the national network representing the interest of rural communities and ALONE, the organisation that supports older...

December 25, 2021

The last hug: Kerry farmer’s book reflects on pandemic

The last hug: Kerry farmer’s book reflects on pandemic

A Kerry farmer has said that writing a book was a therapeutic way to deal with the fears around the...

December 19, 2021

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Despite many Covid-19 restrictions having now eased, key safety messages remain for farmers at livestock marts. Since the onset of...

November 22, 2021

FCI postpones Contractor Day 2021 until spring next year

FCI postpones Contractor Day 2021 until spring next year

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has made the decision to postpone its Contractor Day 2021...

November 17, 2021

Scaling back of farmer rally ‘the right thing to do’ due to Covid-19 cases

Scaling back of farmer rally ‘the right thing to do’ due to Covid-19 cases

The scaling back of the farmer rally due to take place on Sunday (November 21) in Dublin is “the right...

November 17, 2021

Farmer rally on Sunday to be scaled back due to Covid numbers

Farmer rally on Sunday to be scaled back due to Covid numbers

A farmer rally to be held this Sunday (November 21) in Dublin will be scaled back in terms of numbers...

November 16, 2021

Balmoral Show vaccine centre uptake revealed

Balmoral Show vaccine centre uptake revealed

Almost 150 people received their Covid-19 vaccine at an historic Balmoral Show this year. The show was held later than...

October 4, 2021

ICSA talks coping with Covid – and coming back stronger

ICSA talks coping with Covid – and coming back stronger

Covid-19 – and its subsequent lockdowns – have been a “disaster for farming organisations”. However, they have allowed the Irish...

September 22, 2021

Family affair as Maam Cross Mart enjoys unique setting

Family affair as Maam Cross Mart enjoys unique setting

It’s a family affair for the Burkes at their livestock mart at scenic Maam Cross, Co. Galway. Brid Burke and...

September 19, 2021

Business Resumption Support: Is your firm eligible?

Business Resumption Support: Is your firm eligible?

Applications have opened for the Business Resumption Support Scheme (BRSS) – with a number of rural companies and enterprises eligible...

September 13, 2021

Wastewater analyses show high levels of Covid-19 around the country

Wastewater analyses show high levels of Covid-19 around the country

Analyses of samples from wastewater catchment areas around the country have yielded results that are in keeping with high incidence...

September 9, 2021

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

The Health and Agriculture Ministers are urging the farming and rural community to get the vaccine to protect themselves from...

September 8, 2021

TB testing exemptions for calves to end this week

TB testing exemptions for calves to end this week

TB testing exemptions in relation to calves over 42 days of age which have been in place for more than...

August 30, 2021

Busy summer sees Irish Community Air Ambulance appeal for support

Busy summer sees Irish Community Air Ambulance appeal for support

With the summer 2021 heatwave having seen the Irish Community Air Ambulance tasked 21 times over eight days, the service...

August 21, 2021

Covid-19 TB testing flexibilities to end on September 1

Covid-19 TB testing flexibilities to end on September 1

Flexibilities to TB testing protocols that were introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic will end on September 1, Agriland understands....

August 16, 2021

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

Around 3,000 Northern Ireland farmers eligible for the department’s Covid-19 support payment for wool have yet to apply despite the...

August 11, 2021

McAleer calls for more vaccination clinics in rural areas

McAleer calls for more vaccination clinics in rural areas

West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has called on the Department of Health and Health Trusts to engage with local community...

August 5, 2021