Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 10°C Monday 21 June 2021

#Agriculture

# agriculture - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

Jan 4th 2014, 2:29 PM 8,389 Views 61 Comments

At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.

# agriculture - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition
# Selfie On The Farm
From The Daily Edge
# Selfie On The Farm

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

Dec 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 45,348 Views 65 Comments

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

Price of potatoes drops by almost a third in one year
# Good Harvest
# Good Harvest

Price of potatoes drops by almost a third in one year

Dec 18th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,180 Views 31 Comments

Good harvest means bigger supply and lower prices for spud-lovers.

# agriculture - Friday 1 November, 2013

USA to loosen restrictions on imports of EU beef
# Beef
# Beef

USA to loosen restrictions on imports of EU beef

Nov 1st 2013, 8:32 PM 5,592 Views 17 Comments

The news has been welcomed by Simon Coveney, who said that the US will be a “very interesting market” for Ireland’s grass-fed beef.

# agriculture - Monday 28 October, 2013

Bloodstocks in the Middle East and life-sciences on the East Coast: Ministers on tour
# Trade
# Trade

Bloodstocks in the Middle East and life-sciences on the East Coast: Ministers on tour

Oct 28th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,010 Views 6 Comments

Ministers Bruton and Coveney have set off on separate trade missions this week.

# agriculture - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds
# Grassland
# Grassland

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds

Oct 26th 2013, 1:02 PM 21,158 Views 105 Comments

Ireland is covered in the highest proportion of grassland in Europe, says Eurostat survey.

# agriculture - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships
# Plough On
# Plough On

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships

Sep 24th 2013, 3:57 PM 11,544 Views 10 Comments

The National Ploughing Championships got underway today, here are the pictures from day one.

# agriculture - Monday 23 September, 2013

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,750 Views 52 Comments

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí
# How's She Cuttin'?
# How's She Cuttin'?

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:39 PM 19,343 Views 22 Comments

With 200,000 people set to descend on Stradbally, gardaí are asking motorists to trust the signage, not the sat-nav.

Coveney back in Brussels to discuss CAP reforms (again)
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney back in Brussels to discuss CAP reforms (again)

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 2,671 Views 2 Comments

There are still some details to be worked out after June’s agreement.

# agriculture - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Most industries plan to hire more staff, but overall employment to drop in Q4
# Labour Market
# Labour Market

Most industries plan to hire more staff, but overall employment to drop in Q4

Sep 15th 2013, 5:59 PM 5,485 Views 20 Comments

Employment in Leinster and Connacht is set to be hit the hardest, dropping by 8 per cent.

# agriculture - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants
# Peru
# Peru

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants

Sep 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,227 Views 20 Comments

Not a bad idea in the fight against drugs – but low prices and coffee plant diseases getting in the way.

# agriculture - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction
# Suicide
# Suicide

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction

Sep 5th 2013, 10:57 PM 9,004 Views 40 Comments

The cases were recorded over four years from around the start of the down-turn in September 2008.

# agriculture - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too
# Peru
# Peru

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

Aug 18th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,798 Views 77 Comments

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

# agriculture - Monday 12 August, 2013

'Effective meetings' and 'retirement planning' among Dept's €750k spend on training
# Department Of Agriculture
# Department Of Agriculture

'Effective meetings' and 'retirement planning' among Dept's €750k spend on training

Aug 12th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,128 Views 81 Comments

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine spent €29,142 for facility hire and tea and coffee facilities as well as nearly €200,000 on travel and subsistence for the training.

# agriculture - Saturday 3 August, 2013

1,000 tonnes of New Zealand dairy recalled in botulism scare
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

1,000 tonnes of New Zealand dairy recalled in botulism scare

Aug 3rd 2013, 12:58 PM 7,299 Views 10 Comments

The world’s fourth largest dairy company has said that infant formulas, sports drinks and protein shakes could be affected by a bacteria that could cause the paralytic illness.

# agriculture - Friday 2 August, 2013

Australia wants our tree surgeons and sheep shearers
# Emigration
# Emigration

Australia wants our tree surgeons and sheep shearers

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 8,628 Views 36 Comments

Positions being offered by employers pay between €40,000 and €68,000.

# agriculture - Monday 15 July, 2013

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter
# Animals
# Animals

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter

Jul 15th 2013, 3:50 PM 12,038 Views 61 Comments

A veterinary certificate has been agreed upon by Irish and Chinese authorities that will allow the direct exports.

# agriculture - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Gulf countries lift ban on Irish meat
# Meat Industry
# Meat Industry

Gulf countries lift ban on Irish meat

Jul 9th 2013, 1:10 PM 6,469 Views 26 Comments

The ban introduced by six Middle-Easter countries following BSE crisis was scrapped after successful inspection.

# agriculture - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue

Jun 26th 2013, 7:03 AM 2,455 Views 2 Comments

The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.

# agriculture - Monday 24 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
# Load Of Bull
# Load Of Bull

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

Jun 24th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,753 Views 46 Comments

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal

Jun 24th 2013, 8:07 AM 2,261 Views 4 Comments

“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.

# agriculture - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 Deadly Reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 Deadly Reads

Jun 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM 8,745 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# agriculture - Friday 14 June, 2013

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland

Jun 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 717 Views 15 Comments

The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.

# agriculture - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
# Appointment
# Appointment

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister

Jun 5th 2013, 11:28 AM 5,321 Views 41 Comments

Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.

# agriculture - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin
# Farmers
# Farmers

Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin

May 28th 2013, 1:12 PM 9,030 Views 44 Comments

The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
# Farming
# Farming

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers

May 28th 2013, 9:38 AM 3,185 Views 21 Comments

EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.

# agriculture - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

€4.4m to assist horticulture producers after 'exceptionally wet weather'
# Horticulture
# Horticulture

€4.4m to assist horticulture producers after 'exceptionally wet weather'

May 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 3,528 Views 14 Comments

Bad weather in 2012 affected most sectors within Ireland’s horticultural industry – and the damage was further compounded for many growers by the cold late spring this year, the Minister for Agriculture said.

# agriculture - Monday 13 May, 2013

Column: We need to plan for a realistic, sustainable future in order to survive
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to plan for a realistic, sustainable future in order to survive

May 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 50 Views 51 Comments

Our collective inability to recognise the enormity of a growing food crisis caused by climate change is to our detriment, writes Gerry Crilly.

# agriculture - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
# Farms
# Farms

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

May 9th 2013, 8:38 PM 12,390 Views 53 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

# agriculture - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

May 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 34 Views 21 Comments

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

# agriculture - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Glanbia in €157 million investment for major new dairy facility
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Glanbia in €157 million investment for major new dairy facility

Apr 30th 2013, 3:17 PM 13,494 Views 44 Comments

The company said the state-supported investment will create 1600 direct and indirect roles.

# agriculture - Sunday 28 April, 2013

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
# Agri Accidents
# Agri Accidents

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Apr 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 18,672 Views 6 Comments

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

# agriculture - Thursday 18 April, 2013

ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy
# Horse Burgers
# Horse Burgers

ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy

Apr 18th 2013, 12:30 PM 6,353 Views 6 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement was good for the Irish food industry.

# agriculture - Sunday 14 April, 2013

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel
# Whiskey
# Whiskey

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel

Apr 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,926 Views 19 Comments

The scientists in Edinburgh use a 100-year-old scientific process to produce biobutanol and adapted it for whiskey.

# agriculture - Friday 5 April, 2013

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires
# Fire Warning
# Fire Warning

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires

Apr 5th 2013, 10:44 AM 7,749 Views 23 Comments

High to extreme risk conditions for fire will persist until the coming weekend at least, according to Met Éireann’s fire weather index.

# agriculture - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Mar 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,448 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

# agriculture - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'
# Farming
# Farming

Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'

Mar 20th 2013, 10:13 AM 3,291 Views 12 Comments

Henry Burns said the deal with hit the most productive farmers the hardest.

Agreement reached on CAP reform
# Farming
# Farming

Agreement reached on CAP reform

Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,676 Views 18 Comments

European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.

# agriculture - Friday 15 March, 2013

Poll: Are you still happy to eat Irish beef?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still happy to eat Irish beef?

Mar 15th 2013, 10:14 AM 8,194 Views 61 Comments

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says the horsemeat saga risks damaging Ireland’s food sector – but has it changed the amount of beef that you eat?