Wicklow

Wicklow deer project ‘an acknowledgement’ of issue

Wicklow deer project ‘an acknowledgement’ of issue

The signing of a contract with the Wicklow Uplands Council for the provision of deer management services in Wicklow has...

August 3, 2018

New project to address ‘unsustainably high deer populations’ in Wicklow

New project to address ‘unsustainably high deer populations’ in Wicklow

A new project is set to address the “unsustainably high deer populations” in Co. Wicklow, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

August 2, 2018

Dairy focus: Keeping efficiencies to the fore when moving from 165 to 275 cows

Dairy focus: Keeping efficiencies to the fore when moving from 165 to 275 cows

Eamonn and Darren Healy entered a dairy farming partnership in 2009. In the intervening period, their business has undergone substantial...

June 24, 2018

Wicklow ‘oil baron’ harnesses soil quality with product range

Wicklow ‘oil baron’ harnesses soil quality with product range

Having taken over the family farm from his father in 2006, Keith Symes was inspired by a UK farmer who...

April 21, 2018

Farming concert pianist hits a high note

Farming concert pianist hits a high note

While classical pianist, Fiachra Garvey, may be very much at home performing in international concert halls, his heart remains firmly...

February 10, 2018

€38 million wind farm investment begins in Wicklow

€38 million wind farm investment begins in Wicklow

Following the granting of full planning permission by Wicklow County Council, construction and development to the value of €38 million...

October 10, 2017

10,000 Irish oaks planted in 1 native forest restoration

10,000 Irish oaks planted in 1 native forest restoration

Oak trees are once again being planted at Coollattin Woods, in Co. Wicklow, following the 2016 purchase of the estate by...

September 14, 2017

Gorse burning mooted as a possible solution to Wicklow deer problem

Gorse burning mooted as a possible solution to Wicklow deer problem

Gorse burning has been mooted as a possible solution to the deer problem facing farmers in Co. Wicklow, the ICSA’s...

April 4, 2017

‘Farmers should be allowed to shoot deer out of season’

‘Farmers should be allowed to shoot deer out of season’

A farmer out of season can’t shoot deer and that law is going to have to be changed, Pat O’Reilly,...

February 27, 2017

‘If you take TB out of the debate, deer are an economic issue for farmers’

‘If you take TB out of the debate, deer are an economic issue for farmers’

If you take the TB issue out of the debate, deer are an economic issue to farmers because they’re grazing...

February 24, 2017

Graphic content: Sheep mauled and killed in the southeast

Graphic content: Sheep mauled and killed in the southeast

A farmer’s sheep, who were grazing in an area close to the Wicklow Mountains National Park, were the victims of a dog attack...

January 16, 2017

‘Buy a real Christmas tree’ – the industry is worth €21m to the economy

‘Buy a real Christmas tree’ – the industry is worth €21m to the economy

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Andrew Doyle, is urging people to buy a real Irish Christmas...

December 5, 2016

‘Cattle farmers in dire straits with TB outbreaks’

‘Cattle farmers in dire straits with TB outbreaks’

Cattle farmers in Co. Wicklow are in dire straits when it comes to TB outbreaks, according to IFA’s Tom Short....

November 29, 2016

Department to fund pilot deer fencing project

Department to fund pilot deer fencing project

The Department of Agriculture is proposing to fund a pilot project on the use of deer fencing, designed to alleviate...

October 31, 2016

‘Growing concern’ among landowners following hill walker judgement

‘Growing concern’ among landowners following hill walker judgement

There is a growing concern among landowners and recreational users of the uplands in the wake of the recent judgement...

April 26, 2016

‘The deer population has reached unacceptable and intolerable levels’

‘The deer population has reached unacceptable and intolerable levels’

The deer population of Ireland has reached unacceptable and intolerable levels as they encroach further every year onto farmland, according to IFA...

April 20, 2016

Award of €40,000 to hill walker ‘should not be causing worry for farmers’

Award of €40,000 to hill walker ‘should not be causing worry for farmers’

Mountaineering Ireland has refuted claims from the IFA and ICSA that farmers should be worried about a recent court judgement...

April 20, 2016

Tip off leads to discovery of mass deer grave in Wicklow

Tip off leads to discovery of mass deer grave in Wicklow

Dozens of dead deer have been discovered in a pit in the well-known Co. Wicklow estate of Luggala, following a...

April 8, 2016