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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Farmers

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Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country
Some farmers are also afraid their lambs will die, said the President of the Irish Farmer’s Association.
People fell in love with this yoga-loving Kerry farmer on the Six One
So wholesome.
'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk
Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.
Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme
'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance
Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply
The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.
'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating
Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.
'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí
A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.
'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods
The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.
'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.
Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates
Two brothers who happened to drive by at the wrong moment were shot dead.
Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves
Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.
Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay
Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.
Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building
Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.
Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building
The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.
National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association
The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.
Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France
There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.
Limerick farmer charged after allegedly shooting neighbour after a row over a 'right of way'
A dog was also shot dead in the incident.
Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks
The IFA has released a protocol for farmers to follow, which includes guidelines for when a farmer can shoot a dog.
The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy
It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.
Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty
42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.
Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked
A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.
State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey
The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.
Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice
The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.
Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned
It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.
Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes
The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.
Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades
A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.
Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting
Agriculture is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 30%.
Second case of bird flu found in Ireland
The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.
Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban
Five firms have got the green light to export to the major consumer market.
Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.
Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock
Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.
Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive'
The men face charges of kidnapping and assaulting.
Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves
An operation that has been running each year since 2011 has dramatically driven down this seasonal crime.
Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"
“I know one farmer whose eldest daughter is gone to university, and they’ve managed to pay for the tuition up until Christmas, but they don’t think they can keep her there.”
Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers
A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.
Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year
Hundreds of farmers, particularly those along the West coast, have been badly hit by heavy rainfall this summer, which has seen much of their crop yields destroyed.
Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.
One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints
The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.
80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms
A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.