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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Farmers

Last month
May 2023
# rewetting bogs
Some aspects of proposed Nature Restoration Law 'go too far' says Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar says some proposals in the new law do not fully recognise land use in Ireland.
Holly Cairns says she'll talk to all parties after next election but 'change' is in the air
A report by
Christina Finn
The new Social Democrats leader spoke to The Journal in a wide-ranging interview.
# deer forum
Over 80% believe national deer herd is damaging biodiversity as call for cull grows
Over 1,500 people took part in a public consultation on the issue.
Last year
# irish farmers journal
Fine Gael remains the most popular political party among Irish farmers, poll shows
That’s according to a poll commissioned by the Irish Farmers Journal.
# Pain in the Head
NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney
The minister discussed the issue at the Ploughing Championships, where 90,000 people descended on Co Laois today.
# new scheme
Irish farmers urged to grow more crops in response to Ukraine war
The Government is hoping a new multi-million scheme will ensure the co-operation of farmers.
All time
# Climate Change
Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year
A move to include emissions from land usage in the budgets would ‘totally undermine the viability’ of the agri-food industry, CEO Danny McCoy wrote.
Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions
Dr Stephen Onakuse says consumers and processors must also shoulder the blame for their impact on climate.
Farmers protest in Dublin as Agriculture Minister defends Government climate targets
Farmers have said they are being asked to do more for less and government policy will make more family farms unviable.
# cash cow
A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability
Farm subsidies to protect biodiversity need to be channelled into results-led projects.
EU reaches provisional deal on major CAP reform for farmers
The IFA has criticised the agreement as a “bad deal for Irish farmers”.
# mink farming
'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers
The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.
# Protest
Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.
# arctic chill
Ireland set for a spell of 'unseasonably cold' weather
Snow is possible in some areas.
# Northern Ireland Protocol
Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector
Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.
# Leaders' Questions
Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers
The Tánaiste said if people borrow money, they have a responsibility to pay it back.
# Cattle
Livestock marts disrupted as online bidding system crashes
Cattle were already gathered in marts to be sold when the system went down.
# tiktok
'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.
# Beef crisis
Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe
Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.
# Coronavirus
'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks
The Department of Agriculture is currently in discussions with farmers around potential measures to support them.
# No deal
'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement
Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.
# The Hague
Dutch farmers bring tractors into city in protest over planned emissions policy
The demonstration comes a day before a debate in parliament on how to rein in emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?
Irish farmers are worried that millenials are ditching the potato.
# ge2020
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.
# climate action
'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA
The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.
# tractor protest
No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters
David Long said that there were no more Dublin tractor protests planned “for the near future”.
# Beef crisis
Explainer: What's next for the farmers and will there be more protests?
Farmers said they were returning home to rethink their next moves, adding that they have nothing left to lose.
# Demonstration
Farmers bring traffic to a standstill as protest reaches Dublin Port
Dozens of tractors returned to blockade streets around Leinster House yesterday.
# merrion st
Garda receives minor injuries after being struck with moving vehicle during farmer protest
The vehicle involved is understood not to have been a tractor. No arrests have been made.
# Protest
Farmers warn of further 'civil disobedience' as dozens of tractors shut down busy Dublin streets
It follows a similar protest in November when dozens of farmers also arrived on tractors.
# Beef protest
Major traffic disruption expected with hundreds of farmers and tractors set for Dublin protest
Gardaí expect that around 400 tractors could form a blockade in the city centre.
# Beef crisis
Road closures from 10am in Dublin city tomorrow as 400 tractors set to converge for farming protest
Gardaí issued an advisory this evening detailing the road closures in the city.
# Supervalu
IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare
Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.
# Beef
IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin
The latest blockade is part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices.
# beef protests
Explainer: Why have IFA protesters blockaded a major Aldi distribution centre in Naas?
Farmers, organised by the IFA, are protesting again.
# beef prices
Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.
Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out
The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.
# Beef
Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?
A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?
# Farmers
Tractor protest set to continue overnight as gardaí announce road closures in Dublin
Gardaí said the protest is anticipated to continue overnight and into tomorrow morning.
# climate action
Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.