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# farming - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 21,708 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

# farming - Friday 26 February, 2021

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead
# Mitchelstown
# Mitchelstown

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead

Feb 26th 2021, 6:53 PM 100,921 Views 0 Comments
  • They have been named locally this evening as Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy.
  • The brothers have been described by neighbours as unremarkable "decent people".

# farming - Friday 11 September, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?
# Farming
# Farming

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?

Sep 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 39,474 Views 25 Comments

This quiz is in honour of the National Ploughing Championships.

# farming - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
# TheJournal Investigation
# TheJournal Investigation

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Jul 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,679 Views 3 Comments

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

# farming - Monday 20 July, 2020

One third of serious farm accidents involve children or adults aged over 65
# Farm Safety Week
# Farm Safety Week

One third of serious farm accidents involve children or adults aged over 65

Jul 20th 2020, 9:42 AM 9,539 Views 18 Comments

14 people having lost their lives so far this year compared to 19 for all of last year.

# farming - Friday 26 June, 2020

Man (60s) dies in farming accident in Cork
# Carrigaline
# Carrigaline

Man (60s) dies in farming accident in Cork

Jun 26th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,848 Views 7 Comments

The accident occurred last night and involved a tractor.

# farming - Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,252 Views 33 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

# farming - Monday 6 April, 2020

Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon
# Farming Accident
# Farming Accident

Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon

Apr 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 67,870 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí say that the tragic accident took place yesterday afternoon.

# farming - Monday 23 March, 2020

McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA
# Farming
# Farming

McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA

Mar 23rd 2020, 2:37 PM 22,283 Views 38 Comments

It was announced yesterday evening that McDonald’s will be closed from today.

# farming - Monday 3 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,346 Views 9 Comments

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.

# farming - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm
# Whitegate
# Whitegate

Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:15 PM 34,622 Views 8 Comments

The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

# farming - Friday 17 January, 2020

No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters

Jan 17th 2020, 9:34 AM 40,881 Views 95 Comments

David Long said that there were no more Dublin tractor protests planned “for the near future”.

# farming - Friday 10 January, 2020

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause
# Workplace Accidents
# Workplace Accidents

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

Jan 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,167 Views 32 Comments

Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.

# farming - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed
# Mooving Up In The World
# Mooving Up In The World

Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed

Jan 8th 2020, 5:27 PM 17,954 Views 14 Comments

There are currently 243 breeding females and 23 breeding males in Ireland.

# farming - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
# Tim Cullinan
# Tim Cullinan

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis

Dec 17th 2019, 9:45 PM 14,021 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

# farming - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
# Beef Prices
# Beef Prices

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues

Updated Dec 5th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,869 Views 126 Comments

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.

# farming - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

Nov 28th 2019, 4:09 PM 7,595 Views 8 Comments

The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.

# farming - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

Oct 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 17,710 Views 63 Comments

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

# farming - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions
# SOS
# SOS

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:16 AM 16,478 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.

# farming - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute
# Beef Protests
# Beef Protests

'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute

Updated Sep 17th 2019, 2:47 PM 24,598 Views 61 Comments

The dispute has seen unofficial pickets by farmers at processing facilities around the country in recent weeks.

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'
# Dark Clouds
# Dark Clouds

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

Sep 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,792 Views 24 Comments

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

# farming - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount
# Animals
# Animals

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

Sep 10th 2019, 1:59 PM 29,154 Views 25 Comments

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

# farming - Friday 30 August, 2019

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades
# Beef Plan Movement
# Beef Plan Movement

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades

Aug 30th 2019, 11:09 AM 10,415 Views 25 Comments

The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.

# farming - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Aug 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 33,324 Views 97 Comments

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

# farming - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland
# Farming
# Farming

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,053 Views 83 Comments

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

# farming - Thursday 8 August, 2019

'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'
# Beef Farmers
# Beef Farmers

'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'

Aug 8th 2019, 3:38 PM 18,096 Views 116 Comments

Multiple protests have popped up across the country.

Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks
# Protests
# Protests

Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks

Aug 8th 2019, 8:12 AM 13,150 Views 31 Comments

Farmers around the country have been holding protests over the past 10 days.

# farming - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
# Farming
# Farming

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

Aug 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 16,552 Views 42 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# farming - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers
# Mercosur Deal
# Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

Jun 29th 2019, 10:37 AM 20,831 Views 95 Comments

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

# farming - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do

Jun 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,475 Views 68 Comments

Farming needs to become sustainable to survive and most farmers don’t want to damage the natural world, writes Ray Foley.

# farming - Monday 20 May, 2019

Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels
# Exceptional Measures
# Exceptional Measures

Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels

May 20th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,532 Views 44 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he has appealed to colleagues in other member states.

# farming - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city
# Bull By The Horns
# Bull By The Horns

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

May 1st 2019, 11:28 AM 37,337 Views 99 Comments

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

# farming - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford
# Enniscorthy
# Enniscorthy

Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford

Apr 11th 2019, 3:46 PM 37,875 Views 15 Comments

The incident happened in a farmyard at Carrigabruise, Carley’s Bridge in Enniscorthy.

# farming - Friday 5 April, 2019

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack
# Farming
# Farming

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

Updated Apr 5th 2019, 10:26 PM 32,070 Views 124 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

# farming - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights
# Geological Survey
# Geological Survey

Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights

Mar 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 32,254 Views 18 Comments

Due to the low-flying nature of the plane, concerned livestock owners are being asked to contact Tellus.

# farming - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests

Feb 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 32,412 Views 29 Comments

The small farmer in Ireland has a very high-quality product. To differentiate themselves from the mass producers, they need to focus on quality and sustainability, writes Saoirse McHugh.

# farming - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety
# Farm Accidents
# Farm Accidents

'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety

Feb 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 39,912 Views 29 Comments

Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.

# farming - Friday 25 January, 2019

Judge relocates court sitting to mucky field for farmers' dispute over a wall
# The Field
# The Field

Judge relocates court sitting to mucky field for farmers' dispute over a wall

Jan 25th 2019, 4:48 PM 27,422 Views 0 Comments

During the sitting the judge made a reference to US President Donald Trump who he said is “dividing our world”.

# farming - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Freshgraze: This student has developed a cloud-controlled fence for livestock
# Farming Technology
# Farming Technology

Freshgraze: This student has developed a cloud-controlled fence for livestock

Jan 20th 2019, 7:30 PM 15,542 Views 6 Comments

Charlie Drumm’s project was selected as the Teagasc Special Award winner at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

# farming - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Farmers having been 'milking on' past Christmas and making tonnes and tonnes of butter
# Green Green Grass
# Green Green Grass

Farmers having been 'milking on' past Christmas and making tonnes and tonnes of butter

Jan 19th 2019, 9:00 AM 25,367 Views 36 Comments

It’s been an exceptionally productive period for Ireland’s dairy farmers.

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