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#Farming

# farming - Saturday 25 July, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

“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

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

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

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'

Multiple protests have popped up across the country.

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

# farming - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death

Terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having their throats slashed at repeatedly until they bleed to death, writes Caroline Rowley

# farming - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018

Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.

# farming - Thursday 3 January, 2019

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

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