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# Farming

Last month
April 2024
John Connell: We must take a stake in the future. I have begun with 12 sheep.
John Connell
Value of farmland jumped by double-digits last year, with Waterford the priciest
Tirlán boss wants Govt to give €40m to plan aimed at improving 'worst rivers' in Ireland
'The doom sits on your shoulders': Farmers share how weeks of wet weather have hit them hard
The Journal asked farmers to share their experiences of how they’ve been impacted by the weather conditions.
Are you a farmer affected by the recent bad weather? We want to hear your stories
New payments for fodder transport announced in 'brutal year' for farming
Fodder Committee to discuss the difficulties farmers are facing as a result of the wet weather
This year
2024
Farmers face 'extreme pressures' as heavy rainfall saturates soil
'I'm not rejecting science, I'm supporting the economy': DAA boss defends plan to increase flights
Farmer: Branding farmers far right isn’t simply wrong, it’s helping the far right
Thomas Duffy
Pádraic Fogarty: Farmers must find a more sophisticated way to be heard than tractor protests
Pádraic Fogarty
Irish farmers to hold rallies today in solidarity with protests by EU counterparts
Significant increase in number of work-related deaths last year compared to 2022
43 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in 2023 compared to 28 the previous year.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounted for 20 fatalities, with farming accounting for 16 of these fatalities.
HSA Assistant Chief Executive Mark Cullen told The Journal that fatalities in the agriculture and construction sectors remain "stubbornly high".
Last year
2023
Irish Farmers' Association elects woman as deputy president for first time in history
Farmer: 'We're in danger of becoming the climate scapegoats for fossil fuel interests'
Thomas Duffy
Farmers welcome compensation for unharvested crops after 'major losses' due to extreme weather
Dr Catherine Conlon: Where does BSE come from and what are the risks?
Dr Catherine Conlon
Martin hopes China beef exports can resume in 'matter of months' after pause over Atypical BSE case
Disasters in last 30 years have caused losses of $3.8 trillion in crops and livestock
Irish tillage being squeezed out in favour of renting land to dairy farmers
Ash dieback disease a ‘national emergency requiring a national response’ says independent report
Mairead McGuinness not in favour of a farmers' party but says 'without them we won't eat'
Ryan says water quality 'not something we can concede on' pointing to Lough Neagh algae example
Eamon Ryan: Ireland isn't going to 'change tack' on nitrates derogation
Taoiseach to seek meeting with EU Commission on nitrates derogation after meeting farmers
Agriculture minister says renegotiating nitrate limit 'not viable' due to water quality failure
Farmer groups picket Agriculture Minister's meeting following nitrates cut
Farmers say there will be 'massive ramifications' over decision to cut nitrate derogation limit
Farmer: Irish farming is connected with nature - we are not the enemy
Vincent Roddy
Opinion: So, it's now forbidden to tweet about reducing meat consumption - in a climate crisis?
Dr Catherine Conlon
The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about a farmers' party in Ireland?
Three in four farmers would vote for a new farmers’ political party, survey shows
New grant of €1,500 to help older farmers plan for the inheritance of their land
Two new farming apprenticeships aim to 'help labour shortages in the agri sector'
Cairns accuses Irish Farmers' Association of 'denying reality' in defence of wildlife activist
'Shameful': Strong political reaction to RTÉ Investigates exposé on dairy industry
Dozens more inspectors needed to tackle the 'wicked problem' of farm water pollution
Department of Agriculture pressured EPA not to release list of farms pumping from rivers
Eoghan Daltun: 'Yes, state budget surpluses should be used to pay farmers to rewild their land'
Eoghan Daltun
Two cases of bird flu detected in UK poultry workers