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# farming - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Over the Hill: Persistent overgrazing causing 'devastation' in vulnerable habitats
# Investigation
# Investigation

Over the Hill: Persistent overgrazing causing 'devastation' in vulnerable habitats

Jun 5th 2022, 12:04 AM 20,215 Views 7 Comments
  • Many upland areas are experiencing grazing pressure and degradation, with rare plants disappearing
  • Anthea Lacchia of investigative platform Noteworthy reports that overgrazing remains an issue despite being recognised as a problem for at least two decades
  • Protected areas will be lost if farmers are not given more support, according to experts

# farming - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Irish farmers urged to grow more crops in response to Ukraine war
# New Scheme
# New Scheme

Irish farmers urged to grow more crops in response to Ukraine war

Mar 31st 2022, 5:53 PM 10,344 Views 7 Comments

The Government is hoping a new multi-million scheme will ensure the co-operation of farmers.

# farming - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops
# Wheat And Grain
# Wheat And Grain

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops

Mar 6th 2022, 11:47 AM 39,940 Views 22 Comments

The IFA has questioned if the request is the best use of resources for farmers to plant wheat, grain and barley.

# farming - Monday 13 December, 2021

Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018
# Meat And Dairy
# Meat And Dairy

Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018

Dec 13th 2021, 1:06 PM 33,587 Views 35 Comments

Three Irish meat and dairy companies are examined as part of a new report on emissions.

# farming - Friday 19 November, 2021

India’s Modi vows to repeal farm laws after prolonged protests
# India
# India

India’s Modi vows to repeal farm laws after prolonged protests

Nov 19th 2021, 8:58 AM 8,067 Views 2 Comments

Farmers said the legislation would devastate their earnings by ending guaranteed pricing.

# farming - Saturday 13 November, 2021

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,667 Views 14 Comments

The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.

# farming - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
# CAP
# CAP

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions

Oct 20th 2021, 9:58 PM 12,585 Views 23 Comments

The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.

# farming - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,211 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

# farming - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to ban caged animal farming by 2027
# No More Cages
# No More Cages

EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to ban caged animal farming by 2027

Jun 30th 2021, 5:49 PM 16,082 Views 37 Comments

The matter will now go to the EU Commission.

# farming - Monday 21 June, 2021

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm
# Dairy Farming
# Dairy Farming

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm

Jun 21st 2021, 12:19 PM 21,248 Views 22 Comments

There are plans to extend the strategy to 5,000 dairy farms.

# farming - Friday 11 June, 2021

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
# Protest
# Protest

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector

Jun 11th 2021, 1:29 PM 14,423 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

# farming - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats

May 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 28,434 Views 39 Comments

As the biodiversity crisis gathers pace, researcher Ray O’Foghlu explains how both farmers and environmentalists struggle with contradictory land eligibility rules.

# farming - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?
# Moo
# Moo

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?

Apr 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 70,566 Views 19 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

# 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 22,597 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 101,291 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 39,548 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 12,742 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 9,689 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 24,923 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 21,512 Views 34 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 67,934 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 22,342 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 9,531 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 34,659 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 40,959 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 18,636 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 18,022 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 14,057 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 35,897 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 7,616 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 17,766 Views 64 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 16,559 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 24,609 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 11,867 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 29,202 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 10,430 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 35,367 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 38,155 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 18,166 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 13,162 Views 30 Comments

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

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