Farm Inspections

TD calls for cap on number of times farmers can be inspected

TD calls for cap on number of times farmers can be inspected

A TD has called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to place a cap on the...

November 8, 2021

On-farm inspections ‘deemed essential work’ – McConalogue

On-farm inspections ‘deemed essential work’ – McConalogue

Conducting on-farm inspections is deemed essential work amid the current tight Covid-19 restriction, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

January 25, 2021

6,700 farms subject to satellite inspections in 2020

6,700 farms subject to satellite inspections in 2020

Approximately 6,700 farms were subject to Remote Sensing (satellite) inspections in 2020, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and...

December 23, 2020

Department called on to reassess farm inspections during Level 5

Department called on to reassess farm inspections during Level 5

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and his department have been called on to re-assess their ongoing...

November 6, 2020

HSA to begin 200-farm inspection ‘blitz’ from Monday

HSA to begin 200-farm inspection ‘blitz’ from Monday

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is undertaking a two-week inspection ‘blitz’ campaign to highlight on-going safety issues on farms....

July 10, 2020

Farm safety inspections down by over 50% in 2020

Farm safety inspections down by over 50% in 2020

The number of farm safety inspections conducted so far in 2020 is down by more than 50% compared to the...

June 23, 2020

Calls made for suspension of on-farm inspections

Calls made for suspension of on-farm inspections

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been called on to temporarily suspend on-farm inspections in view of...

March 18, 2020

Carrying out inspections through satellite imagery

Carrying out inspections through satellite imagery

As part of the annual inspection programme required under the EU regulations governing direct payments schemes and various rural development...

July 23, 2019

‘Yellow card’ system to end minor fines given EU committee backing

‘Yellow card’ system to end minor fines given EU committee backing

The enhanced use of the “yellow card” system to end farmers being fined for minor errors and “honest mistakes” has...

April 9, 2019

250 farms to be ‘randomly selected’ for HSA inspections

250 farms to be ‘randomly selected’ for HSA inspections

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will commence an “intensive farm safety inspection campaign” beginning next Monday, January 28. There...

January 25, 2019

EU satellite ‘passes your parcel of land 3 times a week’

EU satellite ‘passes your parcel of land 3 times a week’

EU farmland is monitored by satellite for inspection up to three times a week, which will eventually replace the need...

December 4, 2018

Ag committee considers the halt of inspections amid fodder crisis

Ag committee considers the halt of inspections amid fodder crisis

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed today appeared before the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to brief the...

April 11, 2018

2,000 HSA farm inspections this year

2,000 HSA farm inspections this year

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has today published its ‘Programme of Work’ for 2018 detailing key priorities, themes and...

February 23, 2018

400 farm inspections set to take place this month

400 farm inspections set to take place this month

It has been confirmed by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) that 400 farm inspections are planned for this month....

February 9, 2018

HSA sets ‘initial target’ of 2,000 farm inspections this year

HSA sets ‘initial target’ of 2,000 farm inspections this year

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will inspect 2,000 farms as its initial target over the course of 2018 –...

January 11, 2018

€947,000 spent on satellite farm inspections this year

€947,000 spent on satellite farm inspections this year

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has spent €947,000 this year on farm satellite inspections, according to the...

December 1, 2017

Department hits back over ‘unsubstantiated’ claims on north Tipp inspections

Department hits back over ‘unsubstantiated’ claims on north Tipp inspections

The Department of Agriculture has defended the inspections procedure in Co. Tipperary as “broadly in line with expectations, given the...

July 11, 2017

Review of department farm inspections ordered

Review of department farm inspections ordered

A review of inspections carried out by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on farms, and the appeal...

July 7, 2017