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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Farming

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Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.
Lucky 13 - Questions for Kilkenny hurler Walter Walsh
What’s his favourite sport other than hurling? What three celebrities would he like to have dinner with? And what are his pre-match superstitions?
CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that some farmers were experiencing difficulties with fodder shortages because of the recent bad weather but ruled out setting up a special task force on the issue.
Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'
Henry Burns said the deal with hit the most productive farmers the hardest.
Agreement reached on CAP reform
European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.
Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut
An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.
Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo
The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.
The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
IFA holds emergency meeting, claims minister is 'letting farmers down'
The Irish Farmers’ Association said the outcomes of Minister Coveney’s meetings with EU ministers have not reflected his stated aims.
Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations
However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.
Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon
The animals were killed by a number of dogs last Saturday in a field in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
Number of workplace deaths in 2012 down by 13 per cent
47 people sustained fatal workplace injuries in 2012, down from 54 the previous year; farming is the most dangerous profession.
Man dies on Clare farm after falling from a roof
The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on the farm in Cooraclare.
Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.
ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts
The association said there is a need for a change in the tagging system as well as a comprehensive database like that for cattle.
ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.
Tyrone farmer killed in farm accident
The industry in Northern Ireland has seen a growing number of fatalities in recent years.
Iran to lift ban on Irish beef
Irish beef will be back on the menu in Iran shortly, an Oireachtas committee heard today.
The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner
Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.
VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland's moving tribute to Ulster's Nevin Spence
The poignant piece was aired before Mark Anscombe’s side played Connacht on at the weekend.
Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships
After spending the last three years in Kildare, the 81st National Ploughing Championships has moved to the (hopefully) sunny South-East.
Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence
“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”
Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots
There has been an outpouring of grief across the world following the farming accident in Co Down.
Column: Smart farming needed for the future
Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.
Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins
The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.
One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems
Isolation and loneliness among farmers can make them more vulnerable to mental health issues, says study.
Column: GM crops aren’t just about science – this is a political decision
Genetically modified crops aren’t just a matter for scientists – their use says something about big corporations and the rest of us, writes Fergal Anderson.
Pedestrian struck by farm vehicle in Co Cavan
The woman was pronounced dead after incident near Kilcogy village today.
Unexpected CSO Release of the Day
Did you know there are 1,570,600 pigs in Ireland? You do sow, sorry, now.
Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants
Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.
Irish lamb now on the menu in Singapore
Singapore has opened its trade doors to Irish sheep meat.
Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?
And what should potato-growers do in response? takes a look…
Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA
The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.
Anjelica Huston calls on Minister Simon Coveney to ban fur farming in Ireland
The award-winning actress, who spent much of her childhood in Ireland, has appealed to the Government to honour its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
Tests continue and restrictions remain after avian flu outbreak in Cork
The Department of Agriculture said today that there was no update as yet as to the cause of the outbreak in Cork.
Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year
The sector produced over €6.2 billion worth of goods in 2011 with big increases in cereals, cattle and milk output.
EC takes back €141k in agriculture expenditure from Ireland
The recovery of the money relates to funding provided that was unduly spent and is part of a wider recouping of nearly €55m from many EU member states.
Farming is most dangerous job as workplace deaths increase
More than one-third of those killed were working on farms, figures from the Health and Safety Authority show.