rural life

€20m project to restore blanket bogs along west coast launched

€20m project to restore blanket bogs along west coast launched

The €20.6 million LIFE IP Wild Atlantic Nature project, aimed at restoring blanket bogs was officially launched today (Friday, May...

May 13, 2022

Weekend weather: Mostly dry with warm temperatures

Weekend weather: Mostly dry with warm temperatures

The weekend weather forecast for the days ahead looks set to be mostly dry in most areas, with some areas...

May 13, 2022

Video: Call to relocate wild goats after damaging silage fields and accidents

Video: Call to relocate wild goats after damaging silage fields and accidents

Calls are being made to relocate a herd of around 40 wild goats in the mid-Kerry area that have reportedly...

May 12, 2022

Carlow court upholds conviction for destroying vegetation

Carlow court upholds conviction for destroying vegetation

At Carlow Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Gerard Griffin upheld a decision of Carlow District Court to convict and fine Brian O’Reilly, Clonagh, Hollywood,...

May 11, 2022

Glanbia Co-op officially launches mental-health support programme

Glanbia Co-op officially launches mental-health support programme

Glanbia Co-op has officially launched a mental-health support programme for its farmer shareholders, offering free and confidential 24/7 support. A...

May 11, 2022

Road concerns to be raised with TII following death of Glanbia milkman

Road concerns to be raised with TII following death of Glanbia milkman

By Gordon Deegan Clare County Coroner is to write to the state’s national roads agency to highlight road concerns over...

May 11, 2022

Longford farmer injured in accident passes away

Longford farmer injured in accident passes away

A suckler farmer from Co. Longford, who was injured in an accident on his farm six weeks ago, has passed...

May 10, 2022

Video: Kingdom County Fair draws crowds at new location

Video: Kingdom County Fair draws crowds at new location

After an enforced two-year hiatus due to the global health pandemic, Kingdom County Fair attracted thousands of people from across...

May 10, 2022

Clare man pleads guilty to assault in dispute over animal

Clare man pleads guilty to assault in dispute over animal

By Gordon Deegan A 71-year old west Clare man has pleaded guilty to the assault causing harm of a brother-in-law...

May 9, 2022

‘Large volume’ of agri-sector applications for employment permits

‘Large volume’ of agri-sector applications for employment permits

The processing of applications for employment permits will take a further one to two weeks, in addition to normal wait,...

May 9, 2022

Fine Gael to hold conference on agriculture and rural development

Fine Gael to hold conference on agriculture and rural development

Fine Gael is holding a one-day conference this weekend on matters relating to agriculture and rural development, aiming to support...

May 4, 2022

DAFM launches initiative to support rural women in Mexico

DAFM launches initiative to support rural women in Mexico

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Mexico and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine...

May 4, 2022

Gus gets second chance at life after kidney transplant

Gus gets second chance at life after kidney transplant

Co. Louth man Gus Goss, who works for Cookstown Dairy Services in Ardee, has been given a second chance at...

April 30, 2022

Tragedy in Monaghan after girl (14) dies in rural accident

Tragedy in Monaghan after girl (14) dies in rural accident

A community in south east Co. Monaghan is in shock this week after the death of a 14-year-old girl in...

April 29, 2022

27 sheep killed in dog attack in Tipperary

27 sheep killed in dog attack in Tipperary

A sheep farmer in Co. Tipperary has appealed for greater enforcement of dog control legislation after 27 of his ewes...

April 28, 2022

Irish Wildlife Trust wants turf kept in the ground ‘where it belongs’

Irish Wildlife Trust wants turf kept in the ground ‘where it belongs’

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called on the government to act to keep all turf in the ground where...

April 27, 2022

Farmland: Farm families – consistency needed between Irish and EU policy

Farmland: Farm families – consistency needed between Irish and EU policy

On the latest episode of Farmland, the chair of the Family Farm and Social Affairs Committee of the Irish Farmers’...

April 27, 2022

Fine Gael whips tell Minister Ryan not to proceed with turf sale ban

Fine Gael whips tell Minister Ryan not to proceed with turf sale ban

The Fine Gael deputy government chief whip, Brendan Griffin and Seanad whip, senator Seán Kyne, have told Minister for the...

April 26, 2022