HIGH-PROFILE election casualties Cork South Central’s Deirdre Clune, Kerry South’s Tom Sheahan and Wexford’s Michael D’Arcy are among those nominated by Fine Gael for the upcoming Seanad election.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2011
THE Irish Farmers’ Association yesterday urged European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso to “rein in” what it described as Peter Mandelson’s destructive proposals relating to agriculture at the world trade talks.
Fri, 02 May, 2008
MACRA na Feirme’s new national chairman is Michael Gowing from Portlaoise, Co Laois.
Wed, 16 May, 2007
FARMING offers a varied and challenging work environment and is still a viable profession, says to outgoing Macra na Feirme president Colm Markey.
Fri, 11 May, 2007
MACRA NA FEIRME president Colm Markey has called on Agriculture and Food Minister Mary Coughlan to backdate the new Installation Aid Scheme to cover new entrants who set up in farming in 2006.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2007
THE Government has been urged to clarify how its Energy White Paper will contribute to regional and rural development.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2007
THE first women president in the 63-year history of Macra na Feirme will be Catherine Buckley, a 29-year-old accountant from Knocknagown, Rylane, Co Cork.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2007
THE three winners of the 2007 Bank of Ireland Business Banking-Macra na Feirme national leadership awards are from South Tipperary, Meath and Wicklow.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2007
FARMERS have warned that rural development will suffer due to being combined with social inclusion programmes in new county structures which will implement LEADER and other local development initiatives.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2006
MACRA na Feirme claimed yesterday the Department of Agriculture and Food’s interpretation of what constitutes soiled water under the nitrates directive has no scientific basis and is totally flawed.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2006
THE Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) national council approved the new national agreement Towards 2016 at a special meeting in Limerick.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2006
MORE people have been killed on the country’s roads in the past nine years than have lost their lives during the North’s Troubles.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2006
MACRA na Feirme, which represents people between the ages of 17 and 35, has launched a membership recruitment drive.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2006
MACRA na Feirme has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan that up to 30% of milk quota will be set aside for young farmers under the new regime.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2006
FARMERS under 350,000 litres (76,990 gallons) will get less quota from the exchange than they did from the Restructuring Scheme, said Dominic Cronin, Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee.
A NEW milk quota trading system was announced by Agriculture and Food Minister Mary Coughlan at the ploughing championships in Grangeford, Co Carlow yesterday.
Thu, 28 Sep, 2006
MARKET power is the biggest issue facing farmers, it was claimed at an awards ceremony in Limerick.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2006
THE vital statistics of Tullamore’s celebrated show and national livestock exhibition in Co Offaly, yesterday, told their own story of the sheer scale of the one-day event, which attracted an estimated record attendance of 55,000 people.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2006
People are being encouraged to organise events today to get to know their neighbours better as part of a nationwide campaign.
Sat, 15 Jul, 2006
Minister for Agriculture Mary Coughlan tonight defended her allocation of an EU sugar industry restructuring fund to processor Greencore amid accusations from farmers she was backing big business over farming families.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2006
A one-off gesture of goodwill was urged today to allow the outsourcing of the State’s growing driving test backlog.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2006
Tue, 11 Apr, 2006
NINE out of 10 young people drink alcohol, with many boozing more than once a week, a survey revealed yesterday.
Sat, 25 Mar, 2006
Nine out of 10 young people drink alcohol with many boozing more than once a week, a new survey revealed today.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2006
Thu, 16 Mar, 2006
UNIONS at the country’s only remaining sugar factory in Mallow last night accused the Government of pandering to the needs of farmers as the firm closes with the loss of 324 jobs.
Thu, 09 Mar, 2006
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Thu, 02 Mar, 2006
The Government is failing young drivers with the lengthy wait for driving tests costing provisional motorists over €23m a year in higher insurance premiums, it was warned today.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2006
THE row over the Nitrates Directive took a heavy political toll yesterday as farming organisations walked out of social partnership negotiations in anger.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2006
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A CALL to have Ireland and Britain treated as one region for milk quota trading was made by Macra na Feirme president Colm Markey in Sligo last night.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2005
PROVISION has been made for the gross expenditure of over €3 billion by the Department of Agriculture and Food in the coming year.
Fri, 18 Nov, 2005
Wed, 09 Nov, 2005
THOUSANDS of farmers yesterday focused their fury on the European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2005
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Thu, 30 Jun, 2005
EU leaders gathering in Brussels today are more divided than they have been in years, it has been claimed today.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2005
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