Legal advice with Karen Walsh: Responsibilities come with owning animals

Gardai launched a major investigation into alleged animal cruelty, after a number of horses were seized in what was described as a highly malnourished condition, ...

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What will groups like JBS get from EU trade deal?

The Mercosur trade agreement with the EU has helped to boost the market capitalisation of the world’s largest meat processing company to nearly €16 billion. ...

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Conor Power Column: Quality residential holding in Waterford

Conor Power Column: Quality residential holding in Waterford

A very interesting property has just come on the market with Re/Max’s Waterford City office.

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Nitrates derogation review must address sustainability, and not just more restrictions

Nitrates derogation review must address sustainability, and not just more restrictions

The recommendations of the expert nitrates derogation review group established by the Department of Agriculture must support the sustainable development of the sector, ...

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Oliver Moore column: Organic livestock farms is definitely for the birds

Organic livestock farming is the only CAP supported agri-environmental measure that has been shown to correlate with higher bird numbers.

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40% of CAP budget to address climate measures

40% of CAP budget to address climate measures

Some 40%of the future Common Agricultural Policy budget (2021-2027) will be directed at climate and environmental measures, which will likely include payments which ...

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IFA: 'Wrong to exclude dairy from Brexit beef scheme'

IFA: 'Wrong to exclude dairy from Brexit beef scheme'

Excluding beef cattle from dairy farmers in the Brexit beef scheme was wrong and should be changed immediately, the Irish Farmers Association insisted yesterday.

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Cormac MacConnnell column: There's danger everywhere, especially for farmers!

Hello again. I’m so delighted that you grabbed a couple of minutes away from the fields to down a cup of tea and have a lightning scan of the Irish Examiner’s ...

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€100m worth of dangerous items in fake foods and drinks seized across Europe

€100m worth of dangerous items in fake foods and drinks seized across Europe

More than €100 million worth of potentially dangerous food and drinks was seized in the latest enforcement drive by Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime ...

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Minister opts not to allow August road hedge cutting

Minister opts not to allow August road hedge cutting

Hedge cutting during August has been ruled out for this year by Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan.

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European farmer co-ops urge AGRI to conclude CAP talks and oppose negative effects of Mercusor deal

European farmer co-ops urge AGRI to conclude CAP talks and oppose negative effects of Mercusor deal

The new chairman of the European Parliament agri committee Norbert Lins has been challenged to conclude the Common Agricultural Policy talks and oppose the negative ...

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Mushroom composters recognise importance of local straw supply after shortages

Mushroom composters recognise importance of local straw supply after shortages

Mushroom composters have recognised the importance of a local supply of straw after last years shortages and are proposing contracts to guarantee enough quantities. ...

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Air travellers warned of Swine Fever risk to pigs

Air travellers warned of Swine Fever risk to pigs

Airline travellers were urged to be aware of the risk posed by African Swine Fever (ASF) to the Irish pig industry if meat or meat products from affected animals ...

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Resurgent Greens flexing their muscle in European Parliament

Resurgent Greens flexing their muscle in European Parliament

The European Greens last week announced a plan to step up EU’s climate ambition, by raising the EU 2030 climate target to at least 60% greenhouse gas emissions ...

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10 tips for self-building a home on the farm

10 tips for self-building a home on the farm

You have to be organised, and must instruct a reputable solicitor, engineer or architect, and builder.

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Brexit fund of €100m is needed for Irish farmers

Brexit fund of €100m is needed for Irish farmers

The €100m Brexit Fund must be distributed to all farmers who incurred losses in beef production, farm leaders told Agriculture Minister Michael Creed at a consultation ...

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Seafood sector needs to have an innovation drive

There is a critical need to drive innovation within the seafood sector in Ireland, according to Bord Iascaigh Mhara chief executive Jim O’Toole.

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Farmers urged to put safety first, as the fifth Farm Safety Week begins

Farmers urged to put safety first, as the fifth Farm Safety Week begins

The fifth Farm Safety Week, which is being run in Ireland by the Irish Farmers Association, began yesterday with an appeal from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed ...

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Can Phil be EU pantomime dame?

Can Phil be EU pantomime dame?

Phil Hogan would be the right man for the job, if only he was a woman. It’s as simple as that.

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Q&A: The more Europe exports, the more jobs it can create

Q&A: The more Europe exports, the more jobs it can create

Stephen Cadogan The EU has published texts of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

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Almost 12,000 per year in Ireland diagnosed with skin cancer

Almost 12,000 per year in Ireland diagnosed with skin cancer

With the Irish Cancer Society warning that almost one in four skin cancer deaths in Ireland are in the construction, outdoor, and farming industry sectors, ICA members ...

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Tech move to reduce huge resources needed currently to check on seven million farmers

Tech move to reduce huge resources needed currently to check on seven million farmers

In Denmark, the Department of Agriculture aims to completely eliminate by 2020 inspection visits to farms in order to check tillage operations are carried out, and ...

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Teagasc and IMP Group enter new potato deal

A long-standing partnership between Teagasc and the IMP Group to breed new varieties of potatoes for the Irish and global markets is to enter another phase.

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‘Green-fingered’ students transform gardens

A group of ‘green-fingered’ students from Gurteen Agricultural College in Co Tipperary recently gave a full day of their time to help transform the exterior ...

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The next round of a three-year national programme for beekeeping has been launched

The next round of a three- year national programme for apiculture, the technical term for beekeeping, has been launched.

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‘Pre-nup’ offers peace of mind

A pre-nuptial agreement is certainly an option you should consider, although nobody wants to enter into a marriage contemplating splitting up, so it is often difficult ...

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Baseline prices for all beef cattle cut again this week

The strength of the beef cattle supply and continuing slide in prices dominate beef trade trends this week.

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Community playground approved as part of LEADER funds shake-up

A community playground in Rockchapel village, Co Cork, was one of the most recent projects approved for funding from the LEADER rural development scheme.

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Hogan must be ‘strong voice’ in EU

The decision of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as a European Commissioner has led to farm leaders pointing out the importance of ...

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‘Great opportunity’ in Japanese market for sheepmeat

Ireland is on the cusp of gaining of gaining access to the growing Japanese market for sheepmeat, says Agriculture Minister Michael Creed.

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Hedgerows to be studied in climate-mitigation analysis

A study to quantify the climate mitigation and adaptation potential of hedgrows is to be commissioned by the Government in 2021.

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Seandún Macra will have a Rose and an escort in Tralee

Seandún Macra will be represented at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.

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Not much here in France for lovers of premium Irish foods

Not much here in France for lovers of premium Irish foods

Here on the western coast of France (east of Roscoff), the temperature has climbed to 32 degrees for my holiday week!

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Will Ireland have a vote on the Mercosur deal?

Will Ireland have a vote on the Mercosur deal?

It will be two years before the Government knows for sure if Ireland will have a vote on ratification of a final Mercosur agreement.

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Irish farmers reducing global milk footprint

Irish farmers reducing global milk footprint

The recent expansion of the Irish dairy industry has reduced the global footprint of milk production by about four million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), ...

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Found: The missing €72,000 of cheques

Found: The missing €72,000 of cheques

After reading that startling news report on page 5 of this very paper, last Thursday, which stated that €72,000 of Department cheques to farmers remained uncashed, ...

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Farmers review value of hemp in Kerry

Farmers review value of hemp in Kerry

A hemp growing experiment on a farm overlooking Tralee Bay in Kerry 56 years ago is now being recalled as a result of a growing focus on the suitability of the crop ...

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Mercosur is a raw deal for beef, pig, and poultry farms

Mercosur is a raw deal for beef, pig, and poultry farms

The EU-Mercosur trade deal is neither fair nor balanced for farmers.

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Three out of four farmers using automatic drafting believe it was great investment

Three out of four dairy farmers currently using automatic drafting have said it was a great investment.

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Losing beef farms could bring unintended consequences

What will be done with the land of Ireland, if the specialist beef herds which are grazed on most of it are reduced?

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French Ministers say they will refuse to sign Mercosur deal

France will not sign up to the European Union’s trade deal with the Mercosur group of South American countries at any cost and it remains to be seen whether ...

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Breaking News

34-acre residential farm for sale at Cahir near the M8

Another holding in South Tipperary is going under the hammer in a few weeks’ time.

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Mercosur products must comply with EU standard

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will not change the requirement that any product arriving to Europe from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay must comply with ...

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Dairy exports reach €4bn, farmers hear at open day

Exports of Irish dairy products and ingredients have risen to over €4bn in 2018, having averaged €1.84bn from 2007 to 2009, thousands of farmers heard ...

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Must cut agriculture emissions by 10-15%

Must cut agriculture emissions by 10-15%

We’ve been hearing for years that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have to be cut, so what is all the fuss about in recent days?

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Farmer’s Mersosur verdict: Beef farming as we know it is finished

As a suckler farmer in West Cork, is it time for me to say goodbye to my suckler herd, having built it up for over 35 years.

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Cormac MacConnell: The bagpipes 60 years ago still hurt my ears

As July signals the start of the ritual marching season for our Orange brethren, in readiness for their huge Twelfth of July rallies, on the other side of the historic ...

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Up to three years of Mercosur talks

Up to three more years of talks remain, before the EU-Mercosur trade deal can be finalised.

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Forage group partners with management firm

The Forage Analysis Assurance Group has appointed the Agricultural Industries Confederation Services to manage the group and its services.

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IFA urges Irish co-ops to match EU milk prices

IFA dairy chairman Tom Phelan is calling upon Ireland's main dairy co-ops to add 1.5c to 2c per litre to bring their milk price in line with European prices.

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