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# agriculture - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat

Sep 8th 2021, 12:01 AM 29,277 Views 23 Comments
  • There are an estimated 18.5 million farmed chickens in Monaghan producing ammonia-laden manure.
  • Report, seen by Noteworthy's Niall Sargent, warns of "direct and indirect negative impacts on the environment locally".
  • Soil, water and air pollution an increasing concern.

# agriculture - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,568 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

# agriculture - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,110 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

# agriculture - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan
# Fit For 55
# Fit For 55

Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan

Jul 15th 2021, 2:37 PM 6,927 Views 15 Comments

The ‘Fit for 55′ plan first aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Cloned credit cards used in fraudulent transactions targeting Irish agri businesses
# Credit Card Fraud
# Credit Card Fraud

Cloned credit cards used in fraudulent transactions targeting Irish agri businesses

Jul 1st 2021, 5:18 PM 11,385 Views 2 Comments

Up to €7,000 worth of silage wrap and some farm machinery were fraudulently paid for over the phone with a cloned credit card.

# agriculture - Friday 11 June, 2021

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
# Protest
# Protest

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector

Jun 11th 2021, 1:29 PM 14,294 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

# agriculture - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?
# Moo
# Moo

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?

Apr 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 69,995 Views 19 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

# agriculture - Friday 18 December, 2020

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,974 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,917 Views 4 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,531 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

# agriculture - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
# Equality
# Equality

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 16,809 Views 57 Comments

Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.

# agriculture - Friday 14 August, 2020

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Aug 14th 2020, 7:17 PM 18,689 Views 13 Comments

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

# agriculture - Friday 1 May, 2020

Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants

Updated May 1st 2020, 4:19 PM 103,094 Views 97 Comments

The agriculture minister confirmed that there are six clusters at meat processing plants.

# agriculture - Monday 3 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,425 Views 9 Comments

We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.

# agriculture - Friday 10 January, 2020

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause
# Workplace Accidents
# Workplace Accidents

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

Jan 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,888 Views 32 Comments

Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.

# agriculture - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
# Tim Cullinan
# Tim Cullinan

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis

Dec 17th 2019, 9:45 PM 14,037 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

# agriculture - Monday 14 October, 2019

New beef task force will meet for the first time today
# Beef
# Beef

New beef task force will meet for the first time today

Oct 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 5,348 Views 10 Comments

It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.

# agriculture - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force
# Farmers
# Farmers

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

Oct 5th 2019, 1:06 PM 12,335 Views 15 Comments

The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.

# agriculture - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation
# Agriculture Minister
# Agriculture Minister

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation

Sep 19th 2019, 11:30 AM 6,459 Views 24 Comments

The Agriculture Minister was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.

# agriculture - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Aug 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,283 Views 97 Comments

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

# agriculture - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland
# Farming
# Farming

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,123 Views 83 Comments

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
# Farming
# Farming

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

Aug 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 16,619 Views 42 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# agriculture - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Jul 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 97,236 Views 59 Comments

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

# agriculture - Sunday 30 June, 2019

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 30th 2019, 6:07 PM 19,541 Views 83 Comments

The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.

# agriculture - Thursday 27 June, 2019

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent
# Lee Of Faith
# Lee Of Faith

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent

Jun 27th 2019, 2:33 PM 25,049 Views 50 Comments

RTÉ had already announced that Lee would be leaving his agriculture correspondent role this summer.

# agriculture - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

Sep 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 33,123 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Agriculture said that if the disease reached Ireland, it would do “very serious damage to the pig industry”.

# agriculture - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector
# Farming
# Farming

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Apr 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 19,506 Views 10 Comments

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

# agriculture - Thursday 5 April, 2018

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis
# Hay Ya
# Hay Ya

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis

Apr 5th 2018, 9:50 PM 20,463 Views 32 Comments

The first loads of feed arrived at Irish ports this morning.

# agriculture - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on

Apr 4th 2018, 5:41 PM 10,924 Views 79 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# agriculture - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help
# Cannot Fodder
# Cannot Fodder

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help

Apr 3rd 2018, 2:40 PM 27,563 Views 67 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# agriculture - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

Apr 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 11,149 Views 68 Comments

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

# agriculture - Monday 19 March, 2018

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

Mar 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 30,469 Views 29 Comments

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

# agriculture - Sunday 11 March, 2018

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op
# Growing Interest
# Growing Interest

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Mar 11th 2018, 10:30 AM 39,648 Views 25 Comments

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

# agriculture - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk
# Lambing Season
# Lambing Season

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Feb 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,076 Views 42 Comments

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

# agriculture - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)
# Workplace Fatalities
# Workplace Fatalities

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

Jan 3rd 2018, 1:10 PM 10,925 Views 17 Comments

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

# agriculture - Monday 27 November, 2017

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Nov 27th 2017, 4:12 PM 31,279 Views 59 Comments

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

# agriculture - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply
# Crisis
# Crisis

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,744 Views 44 Comments

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on
# Roundup
# Roundup

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

Nov 14th 2017, 6:10 AM 29,175 Views 91 Comments

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

# agriculture - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,649 Views 29 Comments

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# agriculture - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure
# Environment
# Environment

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure

Aug 6th 2017, 7:00 PM 24,867 Views 65 Comments

Studies in Australia and Canada look promising, but the Department of Agriculture still have some questions.

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