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# Farmers

This week
19th May 2024 - 23rd May 2024
'Ming' Flanagan on independents' popularity, his autism diagnosis and voters' move to the right
After nearly a decade in Brussels, Flanagan tells The Journal he can now see the merits of the European Parliament.
Last month
April 2024
Good news - there'll be good sunny spells and plenty of dry weather this weekend
'The doom sits on your shoulders': Farmers share how weeks of wet weather have hit them hard
The Journal asked farmers to share their experiences of how they’ve been impacted by the weather conditions.
New payments for fodder transport announced in 'brutal year' for farming
Govt pauses non-essential farm inspections amid 'exceptional' weather conditions
This year
EU member states agree to CAP review as tractors throng Brussels
Debunked: Image of mountainous hay bales before Eiffel Tower is not a real photograph
Farmer: Branding farmers far right isn’t simply wrong, it’s helping the far right
Thomas Duffy
Irish farmers take part in show of solidarity with tractor protests taking place across Europe
Irish farmers to hold rallies today in solidarity with protests by EU counterparts
Explainer: Why are farmers in France blocking the motorways?
Last year
Farmer: 'We're in danger of becoming the climate scapegoats for fossil fuel interests'
Thomas Duffy
Jacinda Ardern on death threats, climate change and why social media is like alcohol
This year's potato harvest 'worst in recent memory', says IFA
Varadkar plans to bring Environment Commissioner to Irish farm to highlight 'well managed' beef and dairy sector
Ash dieback disease a ‘national emergency requiring a national response’ says independent report
Ryan says water quality 'not something we can concede on' pointing to Lough Neagh algae example
Taoiseach to seek meeting with EU Commission on nitrates derogation after meeting farmers
EU Chief vows 'agriculture and protection of the natural world can go hand in hand'
Tánaiste says meeting with farmer representatives at Fianna Fáil think-in has been ‘constructive’
Opinion: If proper funding is provided, farmers can recover from the nitrates derogation blow
Dr Catherine Conlon
Farmers say there will be 'massive ramifications' over decision to cut nitrate derogation limit
Three in four farmers would vote for a new farmers’ political party, survey shows
Opinion: We've just had the hottest week on record and we're cheering a gutted EU Nature bill?
Lorna Bogue
Supermarket price cuts can't come at the expense of farmers, McConalogue says
Some aspects of proposed Nature Restoration Law 'go too far' says Taoiseach
Holly Cairns says she'll talk to all parties after next election but 'change' is in the air
Over 80% believe national deer herd is damaging biodiversity as call for cull grows
All time
Fine Gael remains the most popular political party among Irish farmers, poll shows
NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney
Irish farmers urged to grow more crops in response to Ukraine war
Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year
Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions
Dr Stephen Onakuse
Farmers protest in Dublin as Agriculture Minister defends Government climate targets
A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability
EU reaches provisional deal on major CAP reform for farmers
'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers
Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
Ireland set for a spell of 'unseasonably cold' weather
Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector