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# agriculture - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU
# Cattle
# Cattle

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:53 AM 12,481 Views 52 Comments

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

# agriculture - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner
# In The Door
# In The Door

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:52 PM 6,120 Views 70 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

'Young and active farmers' will benefit from today's Budget

Oct 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,889 Views 12 Comments

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

# agriculture - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here's how a new app could solve the beef crisis for farmers
# Mooving Stock
# Mooving Stock

Here's how a new app could solve the beef crisis for farmers

Oct 12th 2014, 10:15 AM 11,531 Views 13 Comments

The Beef Pricewatch App will allow farmers to track factory prices.

# agriculture - Friday 3 October, 2014

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan
# Support
# Support

A Garda whistleblower is backing MEP's legal battle with Phil Hogan

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:55 PM 11,906 Views 0 Comments

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he will fund raise for Nessa Childer’s legal costs in the case that Phil Hogan proceeds with threatened action.

# agriculture - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
# Catchy
# Catchy

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

Oct 1st 2014, 4:45 PM 10,323 Views 17 Comments

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# agriculture - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney defends himself after criticism that he's not on top of the beef crisis
# Pricing Cuts
# Pricing Cuts

Coveney defends himself after criticism that he's not on top of the beef crisis

Sep 23rd 2014, 11:37 AM 4,487 Views 31 Comments

The Agriculture Minister says the price of beef is down to global markets.

# agriculture - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum

Sep 18th 2014, 12:38 PM 12,977 Views 51 Comments

If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…

# agriculture - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...
# Big Bill
# Big Bill

Here's how much Phil Hogan will be earning as EU Commissioner...

Sep 10th 2014, 7:56 PM 34,013 Views 107 Comments

Swag-riculture Commissioner.

# agriculture - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice
# Big Phil's Gig
# Big Phil's Gig

Taoiseach: We want a 'jobs and growth' role for Hogan... but it's Juncker's choice

Aug 30th 2014, 6:37 PM 8,656 Views 31 Comments

Leaders have arrived in Brussels for a summit to fill two of the EU’s top jobs. Enda Kenny’s also been talking about Phil Hogan’s prospects…

# agriculture - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Ireland goes east in bid to offload meat mountain
# Meat Mountain
# Meat Mountain

Ireland goes east in bid to offload meat mountain

Aug 14th 2014, 1:09 PM 14,727 Views 58 Comments

Beef, lamb, mutton and pigmeat on the way to Philippines.

# agriculture - Monday 11 August, 2014

Economists are predicting that cheese mountains could become a reality
# Dairy Products
# Dairy Products

Economists are predicting that cheese mountains could become a reality

Aug 11th 2014, 2:45 PM 11,308 Views 34 Comments

Not literally, of course. Russia sanctions means we could have an awful lot of leftover cheese, and meat too.

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants

Aug 11th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,885 Views 74 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…

# agriculture - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's how Russia's ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland...
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Here's how Russia's ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland...

Aug 7th 2014, 11:04 PM 55,560 Views 443 Comments

The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.

# agriculture - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'
# Badger Culling
# Badger Culling

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'

Jul 30th 2014, 7:42 PM 9,846 Views 48 Comments

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

# agriculture - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Commercial vehicle sales drive higher small business lending at Bank of Ireland
# Loans
# Loans

Commercial vehicle sales drive higher small business lending at Bank of Ireland

Jul 22nd 2014, 11:44 AM 3,721 Views 3 Comments

Lending to SMEs at the bank is up by 7% compared to the first half of last year.

# agriculture - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Ireland has 68 types of apple - and now there's a book about them
# How Do Ya Like Them Apples
# How Do Ya Like Them Apples

Ireland has 68 types of apple - and now there's a book about them

Jul 16th 2014, 2:38 PM 8,700 Views 19 Comments

68? We can only name five. And one of those is “cooking”.

# agriculture - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Why does Europe hate GM food?
# Food
# Food

Why does Europe hate GM food?

Jul 13th 2014, 8:15 AM 12,150 Views 157 Comments

But could it change its mind soon…?

# agriculture - Thursday 10 July, 2014

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments
# CAP
# CAP

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments

Jul 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,088 Views 11 Comments

European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.

# agriculture - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:52 AM 9,768 Views 87 Comments

They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.

# agriculture - Saturday 28 June, 2014

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
# SOCIAL LIFE
# SOCIAL LIFE

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'

Jun 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,715 Views 11 Comments

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

# agriculture - Friday 27 June, 2014

Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn

Jun 27th 2014, 10:04 PM 9,891 Views 68 Comments

Officials from the US agriculture department will first need to conclude audits on Irish farms.

# agriculture - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Jun 24th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,196 Views 8 Comments

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

# agriculture - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef
# Wheres The Beef
# Wheres The Beef

Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 5,113 Views 23 Comments

The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.

# agriculture - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Can you guess what Ireland's most recession-proof industry is?
# Born Survivors
# Born Survivors

Can you guess what Ireland's most recession-proof industry is?

Jun 19th 2014, 3:05 PM 24,375 Views 38 Comments

The clue is in the picture…

# agriculture - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help
# In A Baaaad Way
# In A Baaaad Way

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help

May 27th 2014, 7:46 PM 7,581 Views 48 Comments

The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.

# agriculture - Monday 26 May, 2014

There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture
# Labour Force
# Labour Force

There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture

May 26th 2014, 2:14 PM 6,769 Views 34 Comments

Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.

# agriculture - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case
# Employment
# Employment

RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case

May 20th 2014, 9:30 AM 23,623 Views 17 Comments

Frances Shanahan presented such shows as Farm News and Countryside.

# agriculture - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
# Food
# Food

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

May 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 282 Views 44 Comments

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

# agriculture - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

May 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 429 Views 64 Comments

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

# agriculture - Sunday 4 May, 2014

More than 2,000 horses killed for consumption in 3 months
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

More than 2,000 horses killed for consumption in 3 months

May 4th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,107 Views 48 Comments

Last year, a total of 10,711 horses were slaughtered.

# agriculture - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota
# Farmers
# Farmers

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota

Apr 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,901 Views 17 Comments

This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.

# agriculture - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund
# Moolah
# Moolah

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Apr 8th 2014, 12:20 PM 5,202 Views 17 Comments

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

# agriculture - Friday 14 March, 2014

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land
# Burn
# Burn

Farmers warned not to start fires on their land

Mar 14th 2014, 12:05 PM 11,879 Views 32 Comments

Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.

# agriculture - Monday 17 February, 2014

Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk
# Udder Disgrace
# Udder Disgrace

Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk

Feb 17th 2014, 2:03 PM 9,246 Views 45 Comments

Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.

# agriculture - Friday 7 February, 2014

Keep your dogs under control or sheep farmers may shoot them
# Lambing Season
# Lambing Season

Keep your dogs under control or sheep farmers may shoot them

Feb 7th 2014, 7:09 PM 12,868 Views 80 Comments

The ICSA says that as lambing season begins, dog owners should be careful to keep pets off farmland.

# agriculture - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Counting sheep: did you know the sheep census was a thing?
# One Two Zzzzz
# One Two Zzzzz

Counting sheep: did you know the sheep census was a thing?

Feb 5th 2014, 8:45 PM 7,634 Views 18 Comments

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep…

# agriculture - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
# Meaty Deal
# Meaty Deal

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:07 PM 11,487 Views 14 Comments

*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.

# agriculture - Monday 20 January, 2014

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
# Malnutrition
# Malnutrition

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Jan 20th 2014, 8:20 AM 5,467 Views 20 Comments

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
# Funding For Farmers
# Funding For Farmers

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years

Jan 14th 2014, 6:20 PM 6,878 Views 35 Comments

“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.