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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Farming

All time
# Bulling
Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job
Two-third of injuries caused by animals to farmers were caused by cows.
# Interview
'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance
# workplace fatalities
47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)
New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.
# Census 2016
The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming
Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.
Ireland's food security: 'It's said that modern civilisation is three meals deep'
Ireland is extremely vulnerable to external shocks in the food chain, writes Mícheál Callaghan.
# glyphosate
'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU
Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.
# Roundup
'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on
“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”
# shake your tree
Storm Ophelia shook a blanket of apples out of a Tipperary cider orchard
We’re weeks out from the harvest, so Bulmers now have to find a place to store the apples.
# Road Safety
Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'
Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.
# Stamullen
Gardaí are investigating the mysterious killing of a cow in Co Meath
The cow was found strangled on a family farm on Monday.
# Quakers
How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine
The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.
# Flooding
'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.
# Shinrone
Father airlifted to hospital with serious injuries as 11-year-old son also hurt in Offaly farming incident
The incident occurred at around 3.45pm this afternoon at a farm in Congort, Shinrone.
# Health and Safety
Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.
# gun owners
'No plans to ban night-time shooting' for hunters and predator control
A suggested curfew was met with strong opposition from some rural groups.
# moo idea
Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage
A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.
# Nursing Homes
Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay
Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.
Johnny Healy Rae: 'Kerry farmers work for €2 to €3 an hour with no pension scheme or social welfare'
I own a small farm at the bottom of Mangerton Mountain. It’s far from the land in the Curragh but I wouldn’t give it away for all the gold in China, writes Johnny Healy Rae.
# farming incident
Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare
Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.
# james reynolds
National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association
The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.
'People think environmentalists want to destroy farming. This is sad and unfortunate'
In truth, farmers and environmentalists are all on the same side, writes Mícheál Callaghan.
# precautions
Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.
# conflicting views
Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change
Matt Dempsey believes we should continue to up our live-stock numbers to the capacity of our land.
# Farming
'This will put farmers out of business' - Tesco criticised for low prices for lamb
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association claim that a retail price is unsustainable.
# The kingdom
Last night's RTÉ News featured some of the strongest Kerry accents ever to grace Irish TV
Incredible stuff.
# Shot Down
Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.
# adamstown
Wexford residents in battle over 'obnoxious' sewage sludge odour
Residents say the smell was so bad last summer that they could not leave their homes.
# Farming
Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'
The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.
# hit the diff
14 tweets that sum up Irish farming
From the Ploughing to the silage.
# H5N8
Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England
An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.
# Wicklow
Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves
An operation that has been running each year since 2011 has dramatically driven down this seasonal crime.
# Jim Keane
Body found in search for elderly farmer in Co Kerry
Jim Keane, aged 70, had been missing since Monday.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?
# Anna May McHugh
National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'
After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.
# sunday interview
Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.
# rural crime
Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs
It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.
# lismolin
Young girl (8) dies in farming accident in Mayo
The incident happened at around 5pm this evening.
# baling hay
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.
# drive carefully
Drivers told to be patient as good weather brings more tractors on roads
The RSA and the IFA are warning drivers due to an increase in farming vehicles on the roads.
# Tragedy
Investigation after Tyrone farmer dies in bull attack
The deceased has been named locally as Nigel Murray.