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Children under 7 to be banned from tractors
Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.
Poll: Do you support the farmers who are protesting?
Farmers are protesting as they want better payment for their beef. Do you support them?
There was a protest outside the Guinness factory today, here's why
Dozens of farmers held a demonstration.
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
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.
Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?
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.
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…
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.
The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year
Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.
Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.
Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.
The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you
Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.
Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.
Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.
Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income
A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.
Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.
Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers
“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.
This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks
We’re impressed.
Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources
The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.
'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?
Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers
“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”
Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help
The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.
Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.
10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.
Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.
Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota
This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.
Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund
Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.
Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses
The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.
Farmers warned not to start fires on their land
Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.
Coveney to dairy farmers: You're (still) producing too much milk
Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.
NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.
Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers
The Buachaill is nothing if not persistent.
Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.
46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.
This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat
Meet Cavan’s Paul McIntyre.
Could pre-nups help Ireland's young farmers?
With divorce came the fear that farms could be could be broken up, along with a marriage.
This $110 cologne will make you attractive to cows
Guaranteed to make them moo-n over you.
ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.