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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Farming

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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.
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.
'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.
Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford
The incident happened in a farmyard at Carrigabruise, Carley’s Bridge in Enniscorthy.
'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The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.
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.
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.
'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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
Figures have revealed that work-related accidents hit an all-time low in 2018.
53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery
Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.
Bleak Irish wool sales raise concerns industry is 'declining into oblivion'
A representative of sheep farmers said that “all indications point to an impending total price collapse”.
Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk
The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.
'Unlikely that we will be able grow enough': Farmers warn of fodder crisis after drought
The Irish Farmers Association has called for the Government to introduce a fodder import scheme “sooner rather than later”.
Plane carrying out new surveying mission across countryside 'may startle livestock'
The plane will be collecting geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water.
'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'
Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.
'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds
Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm.
"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"
The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.
‘A lot of people would have said I was mad, but it seems to be going from strength to strength’
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella.
Farmers say Aldi's €1.30 two-litre bottle of milk is 'socially irresponsible'
Aldi says the milk line is needed to compete.
'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched
A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.
Column: 'Farmers are asking 'where’s my share of this economic boom?''
There is a physical and mental strain on the family farm that can be compounded by financial pressures, writes Richard Moeran.
Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector
Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.
The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life
John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.
This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op
Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.
Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme
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.
'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
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.
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.
'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.
'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.”
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.
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.
Gardaí are investigating the mysterious killing of a cow in Co Meath
The cow was found strangled on a family farm on Monday.
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.