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Ireland | 21 November 2018
More than 40 Irish farmers are growing snails to be exported to France

More than 40 Irish farms are growing batches of snails to export to France, it has emerged. A total of 41 businesses that raise the slimy molluscs for human consumption have been set up here since ...


Ireland | 6 November 2018
Irish farms among the most dependent on unpaid farm labour in the EU

The proportion of unpaid work by family members on Irish farms is among the highest in the EU at about 95pc, according to newly released data by the European Commission. In terms of the proportion ...


Ireland | 28 September 2018
Man dies following farm accident in North Tipperary

A man has died following a farm accident in North Tipperary this morning. The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that it is investigating the incident, which is understood to have occurred o...


Ireland | 18 September 2018
Lifting of Irish milk quotas raises farming output to over €8bn

Irish farm output has jumped by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, driven by the lifting of milk quotas in Europe, a new Central Bank study has revealed. However, the research, published to coincide wi...


Ireland | 14 September 2018
Gardai 'baffled' as 15 Landcruisers are stolen from rural farms

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has asked farmers to be vigilant in Meath after the theft of the 15th Landcruiser in three months has left gardai 'baffled. Some farmers in the county are report...


Ireland | 13 September 2018
Farmers protest forced sale of land by so-called vulture fund

Farmers held a protest over the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by a so-called vulture fund which it claims is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts. The land is due ...


Ireland | 24 August 2018
UK’s no-deal advice on Irish border ‘concerning’ – McGuinness

The publication of papers to advise the public in the event of a no-deal Brexit should be a wakeup call to the UK itself about the importance of reaching a withdrawal agreement with the EU, according ...


Ireland | 15 August 2018
Heroic neighbours help farmer save bales during blaze that destroyed large amount of fodder

Winter fodder worries have sharply increased for a Co Mayo farmer following the loss of a substantial quantity of hay and straw in a fire on Saturday. Machinery was also destroyed in the blaze at B...


Ireland | 10 August 2018
Limerick farmer offers to swap straw for All-Ireland final tickets

One Limerick farmer has signalled his willingness to make an unusual bargain to secure tickets to this month's hugely anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Limerick and Galway. The farmer h...


Ireland | 6 August 2018
Farming model that has made Ireland most food secure country

They say family is not just the most important thing; it’s everything, well, because it lasts forever. This maxim manifests in the Irish agriculture industry, where farming is a family affair, and ...


Ireland | 25 July 2018
Man dies in farm accident in Galway

A 73-year-old man has died following an accident on a farm in south Co Galway. The incident happened this morning at Crannagh near Gort. It is understood the man had been driving a tractor when ...


Ireland | 18 July 2018
Woman killed by cattle at County Galway farm

A 54-year-old woman has been killed while tending to cattle in a field in County Galway. It happened some time between 06:00 and 12:45 local time on Monday at a farm in Curracuggeen, Headford. A...


Ireland | 16 July 2018
Irish strawberry farmer loses €200,000 of fruit due to hot weather

A Wexford strawberry farmer has lost about €200,000 worth of fruit this summer because the weather was too hot. Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm in Curraghgraigue, Enniscorthy, said he was forced ...


Ireland | 11 July 2018
Grass growth collapse hits Irish farmers for €360m

The collapse in grass growth has cost dairy and drystock farmers close to €360m over the last six months, while the continuing heatwave is causing havoc for vegetable and cereal growers. Figures fr...


Ireland | 4 July 2018
Farmer battles heat and fodder crisis after farming accident

A farmer, who lost the sight in one eye in a farming accident in recent weeks, has highlighted how gruelling farm workloads are impacting on farm safety. Speaking on his 198-acre farm, at Patricksw...


Ireland | 3 July 2018
Farmer finds prehistoric gold artefacts in Donegal

A farmer from County Donegal has discovered gold artefacts believed to be thousands of years old. Norman Witherow uncovered the gold objects on Saturday when he was digging a drain in a field near ...


Ireland | 2 July 2018
Farmer's appeal upheld in relation to organic farming scheme

In 2016 the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine sought recoupment of approximately €7,600 from an organic farmer due to overpayment under the Organic Farming Scheme. The farmer had joined th...


Ireland | 21 June 2018
Farmer refunded €27,000 penalty after failing to notify Department of land ownership change

A farmer received a refund after a €27,550 penalty was imposed on him in relation to a Rural Environmental Protections Scheme (REPS) payment. The farmer was one of 3,000 to complain to the Ombudsma...


Ireland | 21 June 2018
Cow facial recognition brings agriculture into 21st century

Irish agritech start-up Cainthus made business headlines around the world earlier this year after it emerged it had received financial backing from one of the largest privately held corporations in th...


Ireland | 18 June 2018
Schools asked to promote farm safety as holiday season kicks off

The Health and Safety Authority and the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) have issued a joint appeal to primary schools to promote a strong farm safety message to children before they break for ...


Ireland | 13 June 2018
Farmer told to pay over €30000 in unpaid rent for leased land

A sheep farmer has been ordered to pay more than €30,000 in unpaid rent relating to ‘prime lands’ he has leased in west Limerick. Mark Sadlier has been told if the monies owed are not paid by the b...


Ireland | 12 June 2018
Irish farming under pressure to reduce carbon emissions

Ways for Irish farmers to achieve major reductions in carbon emissions from agriculture, at a time of massive expansion, have been outlined in a long-awaited report from Teagasc. With agricultural ...


Ireland | 8 June 2018
Woman launches legal action against Clare farmer over alleged trespass on disputed lands

A woman has launched a legal action against a Clare farmer for alleged trespass on what she claims is her property. Felicity O'Kelly has brought High Court proceedings against farmer, John Brew of ...


Ireland | 7 June 2018
Irish farmers urged to keep children safe with 11 deaths since 2000

ELEVEN children have been killed in accidents on farms since 2000, new figures have revealed. The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) released the figures yesterday as part of ...


Ireland | 7 June 2018
Man dies in tractor accident on Irish farm

A man has died following an incident involving machinery on a farm in Waterford. The Health and Safety Authority confirmed that the incident took place yesterday (Tuesday) in Kilrossanty, between D...


Ireland | 24 May 2018
Will Irish farmers have to diaper their cows after Effin dung case?

The Irish farming community is in a lather after a dairy farmer in County Limerick was fined $350 last week for the dung a judge says his cows left on a road, causing a motorcycle accident. Farmers...


Ireland | 24 May 2018
Ireland: Third of farmers over retirement age, young farmers decline

Almost a third of farmers are at retirement age or above, while more than half are over 55. The ageing profile of Irish farm holders represents an ongoing trend which has prompted fresh supports fo...


Ireland | 23 May 2018
Average dairy farm income in Ireland now above €86000

Dairy farming is by some way the most profitable agricultural activity in the State with average incomes hitting a record €86,115 last year on foot of a strong upturn in dairy prices globally. This...


Ireland | 21 May 2018
Limerick farmers worried over cow dung court case

A major talking point in the County Limerick, and indeed, national farming community in the last week has been the result of a court case in Kilmallock. As reported last week, a dairy farmer was fi...


Ireland | 15 May 2018
Limerick farmer fined €300 over his Effin cows' dung

A county Limerick farmer has been convicted and fined €300 over his Effin cows’ dung. Patrick Fitzgibbon, aged 46, of Maiden Hall, Kilmallock pleaded not guilty to the offence of permitting dung/ur...



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