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# 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 29,182 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 8,652 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 24,868 Views 68 Comments

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

# agriculture - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Aug 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,073 Views 39 Comments

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

# agriculture - Monday 17 July, 2017

Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria

Jul 17th 2017, 3:54 PM 13,675 Views 99 Comments

Hogan is Ireland’s representative on the European Commission.

# agriculture - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building
# Hay Now Hay Now
# Hay Now Hay Now

Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building

Jul 6th 2017, 5:28 PM 11,833 Views 60 Comments

Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.

# agriculture - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare
# Farming Incident
# Farming Incident

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare

Jun 28th 2017, 11:14 AM 24,098 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

# agriculture - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones
# Raising The Steaks
# Raising The Steaks

Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones

Jun 20th 2017, 7:34 AM 16,302 Views 41 Comments

The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.

# agriculture - Friday 2 June, 2017

A new project is saving the unique landscape of the Burren
# Irish Beauty
# Irish Beauty

A new project is saving the unique landscape of the Burren

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:57 PM 10,589 Views 2 Comments

The Burren LIFE Project just won an EU LIFE nature award.

# agriculture - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm
# New Living
# New Living

Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm

May 6th 2017, 5:00 PM 11,470 Views 10 Comments

The farms will primarily grow leafy greens, like kale, bok choi, and spinach.

# agriculture - Sunday 30 April, 2017

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey
# Hen Harriers
# Hen Harriers

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

Apr 30th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,826 Views 28 Comments

The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.

# agriculture - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned
# Nematodirus
# Nematodirus

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

Apr 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,875 Views 9 Comments

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

# agriculture - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
# Shot Down
# Shot Down

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Apr 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 33,735 Views 87 Comments

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

# agriculture - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'
# Farming
# Farming

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'

Jan 18th 2017, 5:14 PM 13,684 Views 21 Comments

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades
# Bad Harvest
# Bad Harvest

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

Jan 18th 2017, 12:48 PM 15,141 Views 65 Comments

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

# agriculture - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock
# Wigeon
# Wigeon

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Dec 31st 2016, 12:06 PM 12,916 Views 13 Comments

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

# agriculture - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors
# Bird Flu Outbreak
# Bird Flu Outbreak

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:34 PM 9,001 Views 8 Comments

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# agriculture - Friday 28 October, 2016

Dublin's agri-workers contribute three times more to Ireland's economy than those outside capital
# Doing Their Share
# Doing Their Share

Dublin's agri-workers contribute three times more to Ireland's economy than those outside capital

Oct 28th 2016, 8:20 PM 16,360 Views 21 Comments

On average, Dublin agri jobs were found to contribute €178k compared to €55k elsewhere.

# agriculture - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 18,477 Views 27 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# agriculture - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit
# Full-blown Crisis
# Full-blown Crisis

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

Oct 20th 2016, 12:48 PM 24,159 Views 117 Comments

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

# agriculture - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh
# €190k
# €190k

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Sep 27th 2016, 9:20 PM 21,414 Views 66 Comments

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

# agriculture - Sunday 18 September, 2016

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'
# Anna May McHugh
# Anna May McHugh

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'

Sep 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 18,183 Views 10 Comments

After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.

Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed

Sep 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 10,316 Views 10 Comments

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.

# agriculture - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands
# Men Of Aran
# Men Of Aran

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands

Sep 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 22,713 Views 5 Comments

A new photo project by Italian photographer Tiberio Ventura documents the otherworldliness of life on the islands.

# agriculture - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

Jul 18th 2016, 6:15 AM 47,321 Views 67 Comments

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# agriculture - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Shooting dead of five cattle by army marksmen was "last resort", says minister
# Controversial Decision
# Controversial Decision

Shooting dead of five cattle by army marksmen was "last resort", says minister

Jul 13th 2016, 10:13 PM 26,278 Views 101 Comments

Minister Michael Creed says that “the department is not in the business of shooting cattle”.

# agriculture - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president
# Greener Pastures
# Greener Pastures

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president

Apr 19th 2016, 7:20 PM 18,195 Views 22 Comments

Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,

# agriculture - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit
# Big Week On The Farm
# Big Week On The Farm

Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit

Apr 12th 2016, 5:43 PM 12,654 Views 13 Comments

Over the course of the week 60 lambs were born on the farm, including a live birth.

# agriculture - Monday 30 November, 2015

A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference
# Explainer
# Explainer

A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference

Nov 30th 2015, 7:37 PM 10,142 Views 33 Comments

COP21 is seen as the last best chance for the world to stop an environmental disaster.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales
# Mad Cow Disease
# Mad Cow Disease

Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales

Oct 1st 2015, 2:08 PM 6,420 Views 15 Comments

It did not enter the food chain.

# agriculture - Friday 11 September, 2015

Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban
# Seeing Double
# Seeing Double

Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban

Sep 11th 2015, 12:42 PM 7,831 Views 37 Comments

EU lawmakers backed calls to tighten up a proposed ban on cloning animals.

# agriculture - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today
# Crowds
# Crowds

Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today

Aug 9th 2015, 1:40 PM 20,563 Views 10 Comments

This is the 24th annual National Livestock Show in Tullamore.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Pr Gimmick
# Pr Gimmick

'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Jul 14th 2015, 9:09 PM 20,473 Views 39 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the government’s senior party of lying about protecting rural Ireland.

# agriculture - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered
# Graphic
# Graphic

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

May 12th 2015, 10:56 AM 13,825 Views 41 Comments

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# agriculture - Monday 30 March, 2015

'Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists' - Simon Coveney
# Bovine Intervention
# Bovine Intervention

'Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists' - Simon Coveney

Mar 30th 2015, 1:35 PM 10,590 Views 32 Comments

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

# agriculture - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'A load of nonsense': Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

'A load of nonsense': Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No

Mar 26th 2015, 1:40 PM 18,100 Views 284 Comments

The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.

# agriculture - Friday 6 March, 2015

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty

Mar 6th 2015, 9:28 PM 14,209 Views 82 Comments

When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.

# agriculture - Friday 20 February, 2015

Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000
# Udder Chicanery
# Udder Chicanery

Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000

Feb 20th 2015, 4:50 PM 11,542 Views 25 Comments

The initiative is being operated by Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and an Garda Siochana.

# agriculture - Monday 9 February, 2015

Milking it: Dairy expansion to create 240 jobs
# The White Stuff
# The White Stuff

Milking it: Dairy expansion to create 240 jobs

Feb 9th 2015, 12:25 PM 12,736 Views 25 Comments

Good news for Cavan.

Irish beef is on sale in the US from today
# Beef Injection
# Beef Injection

Irish beef is on sale in the US from today

Feb 9th 2015, 9:40 AM 22,234 Views 47 Comments

Simon Coveney is gone to sell Irish beef in three cities in America.