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# Farming

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Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare
Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Last night's RTÉ News featured some of the strongest Kerry accents ever to grace Irish TV
Incredible stuff.
Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.
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.
Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'
The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.
14 tweets that sum up Irish farming
From the Ploughing to the silage.
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.
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.
Body found in search for elderly farmer in Co Kerry
Jim Keane, aged 70, had been missing since Monday.
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?
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.
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 '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.
Young girl (8) dies in farming accident in Mayo
The incident happened at around 5pm this evening.
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.
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.
Investigation after Tyrone farmer dies in bull attack
The deceased has been named locally as Nigel Murray.
Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president
Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,
'In reality there’s plenty of food. We just don’t know how to share it'
Ross Golden-Bannon says Ireland needs a Food Sovereignty Proclamation.
Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit
Over the course of the week 60 lambs were born on the farm, including a live birth.
VIDEO: Donegal man beats world record for shearing sheep in fastest time
He is the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Champion in fairness.
Photos: Clever rats sniffing out Cambodia's vast minefields
The rats have successfully cleared minefields in Mozambique and Angola.
Blind in one eye, crippled by pain, Teresina does without meals so her kids can eat visited families in Kenya whose livelihoods were destroyed by climate change.
County by county breakdown: 55 people died in Irish workplaces last year
Farming still remains the most dangerous occupation in Ireland despite a 40% drop compared to 2014.
The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal
Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.
Tributes flood in for 19-year-old killed in weekend farming accident
Adam Mangan was involved with Offaly minor football team and also Tullamore Rugby Club.
Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales
It did not enter the food chain.
Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'
The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.
'I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide'
A new calendar aims to start a conversation about mental health in the agricultural community.
Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest
Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.
Pigs on a spit are the key to this young farmer's success
Meet Ireland’s top young farmer, Jonathan Marry (27).
Teenage boy dies after Carlow farm accident
Two boys were taken to hospital in a serious condition and one has since passed.
Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today
This is the 24th annual National Livestock Show in Tullamore.
There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry
New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.
Watch: This beautiful drone video is probably the best you've ever seen about cutting silage
Serious tuneage as well.