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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Farmers

All time
# Out the door
The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal
Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.
# 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
Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.
# downey not out
IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins
The move comes after revelations about general secretary Pat Smith’s generous pay package.
# Not on Our Watch
Farmers throw spanner in the works of coast-to-coast cycle route plans
The Dublin to Galway Greenway route was expected to be a major tourist attraction.
# processed meats
'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?'
New guidelines could be issued for red meat consumption.
# split down the middle
Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'
The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.
# seeing double
Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban
EU lawmakers backed calls to tighten up a proposed ban on cloning animals.
The new Irish Farmer Calendar just landed, fetch our smelling salts
And we’ve got all 12 months.
# full throttle
Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest
Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.
# naughty farmers
People from the north-west and farmers are Ireland's worst tax offenders
A new report by the RTÉ Investigations Unit digs into the tax misdemeanours of the Irish public.
# pr gimmick
'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the government’s senior party of lying about protecting rural Ireland.
There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry
New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.
# road frontage
Forget Tinder - lonely Irish farmers are looking for love on Facebook
Agricultural matchmaking at its finest.
# On the up
Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise
Agricultural land in Ireland remains expensive when compared with land prices in much of Northern Europe.
# Graphic
This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered
Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.
# bovine intervention
'Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists' - Simon Coveney
The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years
# macra election
Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty
It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.
# sane cows
After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef
But hold on, more inspections are still needed.
# udder chicanery
Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000
The initiative is being operated by Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and an Garda Siochana.
# crisis
Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat
Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.
# Green shoots
What do farmers want?
To be like Scotland, for starters.
# Galway
Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road
Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.
# splitters
Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group
The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.
# our beef
Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban
Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.
# On Yer Bike
You'll soon be able to cycle along the Ring of Kerry, but some farmers aren't happy
The 26 kilometre route runs close to the back of some landowners homes, intruding on their farmland.
Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US
One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.
# Tragedy
Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident
The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.
# New Rules
Children under 7 to be banned from tractors
Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the farmers who are protesting?
Farmers are protesting as they want better payment for their beef. Do you support them?
# Price of a Pint
There was a protest outside the Guinness factory today, here's why
Dozens of farmers held a demonstration.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# not going home
Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests
Thousands of farmers have been camped outside meat processing plants since 3pm this afternoon.
# Prime Numbers
Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?
# Let's talk
Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis
McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# budget 2015
Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
# Going Back
The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year
Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.
# catchy
Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.