Covid-19

CAFRE ceases face-to-face educational programmes in response to Covid-19

CAFRE ceases face-to-face educational programmes in response to Covid-19

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots has announced that the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) is...

March 21, 2020

Irish distillers providing the HSE with alcohol gel

Irish distillers providing the HSE with alcohol gel

Irish Distillers – which produces whiskey such as Jameson, Midleton and Powers – is partnering with Mervue Laboratories in Cork...

March 20, 2020

Opinion: Irish Government should instate a ‘total lock-down…now!’

Opinion: Irish Government should instate a ‘total lock-down…now!’

By Midlands North West MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan Let’s be clear; Ireland is very vulnerable in the face of Covid-19 (coronavirus)....

March 20, 2020

Dáil passes emergency Covid-19 legislation

Dáil passes emergency Covid-19 legislation

The Dáil has passed emergency legislation aimed at tackling the spread of Covid-19 in a one-day session in the chamber...

March 20, 2020

Royal Highland Show cancelled – amidst growing concerns over Covid-19

Royal Highland Show cancelled – amidst growing concerns over Covid-19

The Royal Highland Show – due to be held on June 18-21 just outside Edinburgh, Scotland – has been cancelled, amidst...

March 17, 2020

‘Farmers and all in the sector need to fully observe all HSE protocols’

‘Farmers and all in the sector need to fully observe all HSE protocols’

“Farmers and everybody involved in the sector need to fully observe all Health Service Executive [HSE] protocols and do everything...

March 17, 2020

Newry and Lurgan shows cancelled, as well as UK Grassland & Muck event

Newry and Lurgan shows cancelled, as well as UK Grassland & Muck event

Covid-19 (coronavirus) continues to take its toll on the calendar of agricultural events. The latest cancellations in Northern Ireland include...

March 17, 2020

EU offers 1-month extension to CAP application deadline

EU offers 1-month extension to CAP application deadline

All European Union countries can now choose to extend the deadline by which farmers must submit their applications for Common...

March 17, 2020

Calf-only sales announced for GVM marts until end of March

Calf-only sales announced for GVM marts until end of March

Golden Vale Co-operative Mart (GVM Group) has decided that only calf sales will take place at its livestock marts –...

March 17, 2020

Gardaí hire 210 ‘contingency vehicles’ to assist communities

Gardaí hire 210 ‘contingency vehicles’ to assist communities

An Garda Síochána is in the process of hiring up to 210 additional vehicles to provide extra mobility to members...

March 16, 2020