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# farmers - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building
# Sit-in Protest
# Sit-in Protest

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building

Jul 5th 2017, 6:28 PM 12,355 Views 17 Comments

The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association
# James Reynolds
# James Reynolds

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association

Jun 27th 2017, 9:23 PM 21,318 Views 0 Comments

The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.

# farmers - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France
# Be Vigilant
# Be Vigilant

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

Jun 24th 2017, 10:51 AM 10,328 Views 9 Comments

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

# farmers - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Limerick farmer charged after allegedly shooting neighbour after a row over a 'right of way'
# Dispute Over Land
# Dispute Over Land

Limerick farmer charged after allegedly shooting neighbour after a row over a 'right of way'

Jun 17th 2017, 4:10 PM 24,947 Views 0 Comments

A dog was also shot dead in the incident.

Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks
# County Leash
# County Leash

Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks

Jun 17th 2017, 7:40 AM 14,389 Views 50 Comments

The IFA has released a protocol for farmers to follow, which includes guidelines for when a farmer can shoot a dog.

# farmers - Friday 2 June, 2017

The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy
# Milking It
# Milking It

The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:10 PM 42,225 Views 57 Comments

It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.

# farmers - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty
# Green Ribbon
# Green Ribbon

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

May 22nd 2017, 6:30 AM 8,653 Views 13 Comments

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

# farmers - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked
# Firestorm
# Firestorm

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked

May 17th 2017, 12:26 PM 18,256 Views 27 Comments

A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.

# farmers - Sunday 30 April, 2017

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey
# Hen Harriers
# Hen Harriers

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

Apr 30th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,837 Views 28 Comments

The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.

# farmers - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice
# Burning Land
# Burning Land

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 31,649 Views 33 Comments

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

# farmers - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned
# Nematodirus
# Nematodirus

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

Apr 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,908 Views 9 Comments

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

# farmers - Friday 27 January, 2017

Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes
# Spuds Sale
# Spuds Sale

Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes

Jan 27th 2017, 7:58 AM 42,799 Views 73 Comments

The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.

# farmers - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades
# Bad Harvest
# Bad Harvest

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

Jan 18th 2017, 12:48 PM 15,153 Views 65 Comments

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

# farmers - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting
# Gas
# Gas

Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting

Jan 15th 2017, 7:30 AM 16,413 Views 31 Comments

Agriculture is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 30%.

# farmers - Friday 13 January, 2017

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland
# Wigeon
# Wigeon

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland

Jan 13th 2017, 6:29 PM 11,663 Views 6 Comments

The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.

# farmers - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban

Jan 5th 2017, 1:30 PM 11,551 Views 33 Comments

Five firms have got the green light to export to the major consumer market.

# farmers - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
# Trade With Tehran
# Trade With Tehran

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

Jan 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 13,632 Views 21 Comments

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

# farmers - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock
# Wigeon
# Wigeon

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Dec 31st 2016, 12:06 PM 12,958 Views 13 Comments

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

# farmers - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive'
# Racism Trial
# Racism Trial

Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive'

Nov 16th 2016, 8:36 PM 30,163 Views 0 Comments

The men face charges of kidnapping and assaulting.

# farmers - Monday 14 November, 2016

Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves

Nov 14th 2016, 12:48 PM 12,135 Views 25 Comments

An operation that has been running each year since 2011 has dramatically driven down this seasonal crime.

# farmers - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"
# Farmer's Plight
# Farmer's Plight

Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"

Oct 18th 2016, 6:03 AM 8,131 Views 14 Comments

“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.”

# farmers - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers
# Rural Assistance
# Rural Assistance

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers

Oct 11th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,301 Views 7 Comments

A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.

# farmers - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year

Oct 9th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,883 Views 26 Comments

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.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
# Phew
# Phew

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

Sep 27th 2016, 9:11 AM 20,433 Views 18 Comments

A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.

# farmers - Thursday 22 September, 2016

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:27 AM 14,434 Views 67 Comments

The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.

# farmers - Monday 19 September, 2016

80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms
# Macra Na Feirme
# Macra Na Feirme

80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms

Sep 19th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,614 Views 77 Comments

A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.

# farmers - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas
# Mind Our Farm Families
# Mind Our Farm Families

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas

Sep 10th 2016, 11:48 AM 10,592 Views 16 Comments

Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.

# farmers - Monday 5 September, 2016

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Sep 5th 2016, 10:16 AM 18,995 Views 58 Comments

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

# farmers - Friday 26 August, 2016

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'
# Predators
# Predators

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'

Aug 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 40,065 Views 63 Comments

Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.

# farmers - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:01 AM 20,142 Views 22 Comments

It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.

# farmers - Monday 22 August, 2016

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts

Aug 22nd 2016, 2:21 PM 14,475 Views 29 Comments

Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.

# farmers - Thursday 9 June, 2016

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
# Baling Hay
From The Daily Edge
# Baling Hay

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Jun 9th 2016, 1:10 PM 9,457 Views 3 Comments

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

# farmers - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president
# Greener Pastures
# Greener Pastures

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president

Apr 19th 2016, 7:20 PM 18,202 Views 22 Comments

Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,

# farmers - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Can't resist the deals at the supermarket? Here's why we should be buying local
# Opinion
# Opinion

Can't resist the deals at the supermarket? Here's why we should be buying local

Mar 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 759 Views 29 Comments

The state can no longer justify paying large subsidies to farmers whose produce goes directly overseas while refusing to support small scale local production, writes Fergal Anderson.

# farmers - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today
# The Fallout
# The Fallout

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today

Jan 7th 2016, 5:25 PM 11,431 Views 29 Comments

Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.

# farmers - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jan 6th 2016, 10:46 PM 22,860 Views 0 Comments

Dissident republicans, hospital overcrowding and a nuclear test had everyone talking.

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down

Jan 6th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,416 Views 14 Comments

The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.

# farmers - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Farmers' association says former boss "demanded €2 million" to quit
# Pay Row
# Pay Row

Farmers' association says former boss "demanded €2 million" to quit

Nov 26th 2015, 10:50 PM 20,970 Views 52 Comments

They say Pat Smith is “trying to cover up” his demands.

The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal
# Out The Door
# Out The Door

The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal

Nov 26th 2015, 10:13 AM 34,820 Views 83 Comments

Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.

# farmers - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves

Nov 24th 2015, 2:07 PM 19,938 Views 69 Comments

Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.