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Ciaran Fitzgerald: Will science drive Ireland’s climate action legislation?

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Will science drive Ireland’s climate action legislation?

The righteous onward march of veganism, as promoted by the Environmental Pillar in Ireland who want stringent climate action legislation,...

April 16, 2021

Hanrahan re-elected as IFA beef vice-chair

Hanrahan re-elected as IFA beef vice-chair

Declan Hanrahan has been re-elected as vice-chairman of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Livestock Committee, the organisation has confirmed....

April 16, 2021

YFCU elects Glarryford man as new president

YFCU elects Glarryford man as new president

Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) members have elected Glarryford YFC member Peter Alexander as their new president. More than...

April 16, 2021

Minister Hackett signs Forest Europe resolutions

Minister Hackett signs Forest Europe resolutions

Minister of State Pippa Hackett along with other European forestry ministers adopted the Forest Europe resolutions, on the subjects of...

April 16, 2021

Dairygold raises milk price for March supplies

Dairygold raises milk price for March supplies

Dairygold has become the latest processor to reveal its March milk price, with the southern cooperative opting to raise its...

April 16, 2021

Sexing Technologies to open Irish sexed semen sorting lab in November

Sexing Technologies to open Irish sexed semen sorting lab in November

Sexed semen tech firm Sexing Technologies will open its first sexed semen sorting lab facility in Ireland in November, the...

April 16, 2021

Call for review of existing supports for poultry farmers affected by bird flu outbreaks

Call for review of existing supports for poultry farmers affected by bird flu outbreaks

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has called on the Minister for Agriculture to review existing supports for poultry...

April 16, 2021

Views sought on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU

Views sought on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is gathering the views of stakeholders on the welfare of animals during transport in...

April 16, 2021

Arthur elected as new IFA dairy chairman

Arthur elected as new IFA dairy chairman

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has elected Stephen Arthur as the new IFA National Dairy Committee, the association has confirmed....

April 16, 2021

REAP commonage exclusion ‘confirms worst fears’

REAP commonage exclusion ‘confirms worst fears’

The proposed move under the new Results-based Environmental-Agri pilot Project (REAP) to exclude commonage and land containing heather “stunned” the...

April 16, 2021

AFBI issues Nematodirus warning for Northern Ireland

AFBI issues Nematodirus warning for Northern Ireland

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Veterinary Sciences Division has issued a warning over Nematodirus in Northern Ireland. Nematodirus worm...

April 16, 2021

First forage maize crops of 2021 to be planted shortly

First forage maize crops of 2021 to be planted shortly

Planting of forage maize crops should get underway in sheltered parts of the south east over the coming days, according...

April 16, 2021

15 Swaledale in-lamb ewes stolen from Kerry mountain

15 Swaledale in-lamb ewes stolen from Kerry mountain

An appeal for information has been made after 15 pure-bred Swaledale in-lamb ewes were stolen from mountains in Co. Kerry....

April 16, 2021

‘We are aware we need to do more’: MEPs debate banning caged farming in EU

‘We are aware we need to do more’: MEPs debate banning caged farming in EU

This week, MEPs debated a citizens’ initiative to ban the use of caged farming in the EU. The public hearing...

April 16, 2021

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson feels that the Private Members’ Climate Change Bill, recently introduced at...

April 16, 2021

ABP appoints new chief financial officer

ABP appoints new chief financial officer

ABP Food Group has announced the appointment of John Tuite as the group’s new chief financial officer. The meat processor...

April 16, 2021

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is “shocked” at elements of the proposed new Results-based Environment-Agri pilot Project...

April 16, 2021

Weekend weather forecast: Cloudy with light showers and hazy sunshine

Weekend weather forecast: Cloudy with light showers and hazy sunshine

Dry weather conditions are expected in most areas of the country this weekend, with the odd light shower confined to...

April 16, 2021