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DAFM issues forest fire warning for weekend

DAFM issues forest fire warning for weekend

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has issued a Condition Orange forest fire warning for this weekend....

May 27, 2022

DAFM warns of high forest fire risk over weekend

DAFM warns of high forest fire risk over weekend

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has warned that there is a high risk of forest fires...

April 23, 2022

Teagasc urges extreme caution amid fire warning

Teagasc urges extreme caution amid fire warning

Teagasc is urging landowners and all involved in outdoor activity to exercise extreme caution and to heed the high level...

April 1, 2022

13 cattle rescued after livestock lorry catches fire

13 cattle rescued after livestock lorry catches fire

Emergency services in Northern Ireland today (Wednesday, March 30) helped to bring 13 cattle to safety after a livestock lorry...

March 30, 2022

DAFM extends ‘condition orange’ forest fire warning

DAFM extends ‘condition orange’ forest fire warning

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has extended a ‘condition orange’ forest fire warning until Friday (April...

March 28, 2022

Over 16 hours to extinguish ‘enormous’ gorse fire in south east

Over 16 hours to extinguish ‘enormous’ gorse fire in south east

Emergency services spent more than 16 hours bringing an “enormous gorse fire” on the border of counties Carlow and Wexford...

March 28, 2022

Clarity sought on green waste burning exemption for farmers

Clarity sought on green waste burning exemption for farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is seeking urgent clarity on the future of a legal exemption allowing farmers to burn...

February 1, 2022

No arrests yet in relation to spate of fires at farm properties

No arrests yet in relation to spate of fires at farm properties

Gardaí have said that no arrests have been made yet as part of investigations into a series of fires at...

December 14, 2021

Firefighters at scene of two-shed blaze in Newry

Firefighters at scene of two-shed blaze in Newry

A fire has broken out in two sheds at a well-known pig farm on Derrywilligan Road, Mullaghglass in Newry, Agriland...

November 24, 2021

Firefighters battle blaze at former poultry factory

Firefighters battle blaze at former poultry factory

Over 100 firefighters from across Northern Ireland have been tasked to an on-going fire at a former poultry factory in...

November 23, 2021

Cootehill mart fire: ‘What made it stop, I will never know’

Cootehill mart fire: ‘What made it stop, I will never know’

A fire that broke out at Cootehill Livestock Mart, Co. Cavan, caused the complete destruction of the auctioneer’s box but...

October 29, 2021

Gardaí investigating bale fire in north Dublin

Gardaí investigating bale fire in north Dublin

Gardaí are investigating a bale fire which occurred in the Malahide area of north Co. Dublin, yesterday (Sunday, September 19)....

September 20, 2021

MEP urges DAFM to withdraw burning sanctions from Kerry farmers

MEP urges DAFM to withdraw burning sanctions from Kerry farmers

An MEP has called on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) to withdraw sanctions imposed on the...

September 7, 2021

Video: Firefighters called out to tackle bale blaze in Meath

Video: Firefighters called out to tackle bale blaze in Meath

Firefighters were called out to tackle a large blaze of straw bales in Meath over the weekend, with some startling...

September 7, 2021

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

An investigation has been launched by local authorities after some 600 bales of straw were destroyed in a fire in...

September 3, 2021

Lorry drawing bales goes up in smoke in Monaghan

Lorry drawing bales goes up in smoke in Monaghan

A lorry drawing bales of hay went up in smoke in Co. Monaghan earlier today (Friday, July 23) with local...

July 23, 2021

Forest fire warning – ‘need for vigilance cannot be overstated’

Forest fire warning – ‘need for vigilance cannot be overstated’

An orange, or ‘high-fire risk‘ warning has been issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Effective...

June 30, 2021

Cause of Monaghan hay barn fire still unknown

Cause of Monaghan hay barn fire still unknown

The cause of a fire at a hay barn in Co. Monaghan late last week has yet to be determined,...

June 23, 2021