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# agriculture - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Come one, come all: Ireland's sheep and goats are going to be counted this week
# Un-baaa-lieveable
# Un-baaa-lieveable

Come one, come all: Ireland's sheep and goats are going to be counted this week

Dec 10th 2014, 10:09 AM 5,316 Views 8 Comments

Flock owners are required to return census forms before this Sunday.

# agriculture - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths
# James Higgins
# James Higgins

Heart-breaking new video shows the devastating effect of farm deaths

Dec 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,388 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what happened to the Higgins family when they lost their “adorable, beautiful” son James.

# agriculture - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Farmers say rural Ireland will fall into turmoil if Phil Hogan doesn't help them
# Got Milk
# Got Milk

Farmers say rural Ireland will fall into turmoil if Phil Hogan doesn't help them

Dec 3rd 2014, 9:31 AM 8,253 Views 117 Comments

Dairy farmers were told yesterday their incomes could fall by 50% in 2015.

# agriculture - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Beef farmers to end 48-hour meat factory blockade
# Squash The Beef
# Squash The Beef

Beef farmers to end 48-hour meat factory blockade

Nov 11th 2014, 8:13 AM 6,887 Views 26 Comments

Farmers say that there is a €350 gap between prices paid for cattle here and in the UK.

# agriculture - Friday 7 November, 2014

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Sheep farmer wins appeal against State over foot and mouth compensation

Nov 7th 2014, 1:08 PM 10,974 Views 17 Comments

Brendan Rafferty lost almost 700 sheep in 2001.

# agriculture - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Phil Hogan is officially no longer a TD

Oct 30th 2014, 7:08 PM 13,081 Views 85 Comments

From Saturday, he’ll be the European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development.

# agriculture - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Oct 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,284 Views 17 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# agriculture - Friday 24 October, 2014

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Oct 24th 2014, 11:05 AM 25,005 Views 98 Comments

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

# 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 12,501 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 6,122 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 12,895 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 11,537 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 11,913 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 10,333 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 4,491 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 13,011 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 34,056 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 8,657 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 14,728 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 11,309 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 6,886 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 55,572 Views 440 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 9,852 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 3,722 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 8,885 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 12,152 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 7,090 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 9,774 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 9,746 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 9,892 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 8,198 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 5,116 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 24,376 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 7,612 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 6,770 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 23,626 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 289 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 442 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 18,108 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 6,905 Views 17 Comments

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