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November 2023
Farmers welcome compensation for unharvested crops after 'major losses' due to extreme weather
Tillage farmers can claim up to €20,000 in compensation for ruined crops.
Lord Mayor says welfare has 'never been an issue' as animals return to Mansion House live crib
Lord Mayor Daithí de Roiste announced that live animals will be returning to the Mansion House crib
This year's potato harvest 'worst in recent memory', says IFA
Heavy rainfall has turned the season into a “salvage operation”.
This year
Ash dieback disease a ‘national emergency requiring a national response’ says independent report
First detected here in 2012, the disease now affects approximately 16,000 hectares of ash forests in Ireland.
Taoiseach to seek meeting with EU Commission on nitrates derogation after meeting farmers
The IFA said the Taoiseach will seek to meet with the commissioner after a “positive” discussion with farmers today.
Tánaiste says meeting with farmer representatives at Fianna Fáil think-in has been ‘constructive’
Large crowds of farmers turned up to protest at the Fianna Fáil think-in in Tipperary today.
Farmer groups picket Agriculture Minister's meeting following nitrates cut
The decision to cut Ireland’s nitrates derogation limit arises out of the harm nitrates can cause water due to nutrient pollution.
Opinion: So, it's now forbidden to tweet about reducing meat consumption - in a climate crisis?
Dr Catherine Conlon examines the controversy this week surrounding a deleted EPA tweet advocating reducing meat consumption.
Cairns accuses Irish Farmers' Association of 'denying reality' in defence of wildlife activist
Politicians have reacted to the sudden departure of an environment activist over a blog claiming that farm organisations were “lurching to the far-right”.
Irish Wildlife Trust officer resigns after claiming farming groups are becoming far right
Pádraic Fogarty announced his resignation this morning, after the IWT edited the blog post to remove some political references.
Opinion: We've just had the hottest week on record and we're cheering a gutted EU Nature bill?
Lorna Bogue says the Nature Restoration Law debacle in the EU this week should be viewed as the climate failure it is.
Last year
Live animal Christmas crib gets the go ahead but in a new location
The event outside the Mansion House was cancelled last month but will go ahead in St Stephen’s Green.
Citizens' Assembly told of need to maintain peatlands while supporting 'just transition'
The Citizens’ Assembly has concluded its fourth meeting with an in-depth discussion on restoring and regenerating Ireland’s peatlands.
‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe
Department audit finds some operators not complying with feeding intervals, Noteworthy reveals.
‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU
Noteworthy finds the State has little to no control over what happens to animals once they leave Ireland.
'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels
A report by
Niall Sargent
Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws.
Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws
Niall Sargent of Noteworthy reports that unwanted males from the dairy industry are among those exported
Destinations include Egypt where ‘appalling’ slaughter techniques are common
Former Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham dies aged 90
Bingham twice guided Northern Ireland to the World Cup finals
Unite the Union Champions Cup scrapped due to 'scheduling issues'
The cross-border competition was postponed in 2021 because of Covid-19 concerns.
Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops
The IFA has questioned if the request is the best use of resources for farmers to plant wheat, grain and barley.
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Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year
A move to include emissions from land usage in the budgets would ‘totally undermine the viability’ of the agri-food industry, CEO Danny McCoy wrote.
Farmers protest in Dublin as Agriculture Minister defends Government climate targets
Farmers have said they are being asked to do more for less and government policy will make more family farms unviable.
How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?
“A farmer will ask himself the question: If it’s expected of me to reduce, how can I sustain an income as a result of me reducing my numbers?”
Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.
Perth rules himself out of running for Northern Ireland U21 job
The Dubliner is understood to have spoken to the IFA about the vacancy.
High Court rejects Lidl injunction order over Irish Farmers' Association 'fake farm' claims
The Irish Farmers’ Association published adverts earlier this year claiming that Lidl was misleading consumers about the origins of its own-brand milk products.
Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'
Fires engulfed Killarney National Park over the weekend.
Beef and mushrooms to be worst hit as all agriculture sectors will be 'seriously affected' by Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president Tim Cullinan issued the stark warning at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.
Poll: Should vegetarian foods be allowed use words like 'steak' and 'burger'?
The IFA has urged Irish MEPs to vote to ban words traditionally linked to meat products from being used on vegetarian alternatives.
'Deliberately misleading': Farmers' group calls for ban on use of 'burger' and 'steak' on vegan products
The European Parliament will vote this week on terminology used for vegan products.
Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week
The Irish Farmers’ Association said a new minister is crucial to represent farmers’ interests in the context of Brexit.
'It's like something you'd see in a movie': Thousands of tonnes of bog slide down mountain in Leitrim
Farmland and roads are covered with peat, and some families have evacuated their homes as a precaution.
Beef farmers to receive €50 million in Covid-19 support under new scheme
The news was welcomed by the Irish Famers’ Association.
'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.
Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled
A cross-border, ‘split season’ is favoured by clubs.
Michael O'Neill leaves Northern Ireland job because of Euro 2020 play-off postponement
The former Shamrock Rovers boss had been combining the role with his position at Stoke City.
'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins
Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.
Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe
Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.
Northern Ireland football chiefs hold 'positive discussions' over potential cross-border competition
The IFA opposed against the initial format, but may be open to other options.
'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA
The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.
President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.