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# farms - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March

Jul 1st 2020, 8:45 AM 13,813 Views 26 Comments

In total, 47 incidents were reported between 1 March and 29 June.

# farms - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal
# Mercosur Deal
# Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

Jul 2nd 2019, 4:51 PM 17,939 Views 65 Comments

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# farms - 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
# Farm Accidents

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 39,912 Views 29 Comments

Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.

# farms - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:57 PM 6,680 Views 2 Comments

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

# farms - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

Apr 5th 2018, 1:06 PM 19,018 Views 71 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# farms - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help
# Cannot Fodder
# Cannot Fodder

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help

Apr 3rd 2018, 2:40 PM 27,559 Views 67 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# farms - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
# Wood For The Trees
# Wood For The Trees

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Feb 1st 2018, 1:02 PM 10,341 Views 19 Comments

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

# farms - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply
# Crisis
# Crisis

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,741 Views 44 Comments

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

# farms - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:15 AM 25,573 Views 76 Comments

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# farms - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm
# Martin Kehoe Jr
# Martin Kehoe Jr

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm

Sep 20th 2017, 2:50 PM 21,036 Views 2 Comments

Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.

# farms - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage
# Moo Idea
# Moo Idea

Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage

Aug 3rd 2017, 11:42 AM 30,907 Views 122 Comments

A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.

# farms - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies
# Breathe Easier
# Breathe Easier

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

Sep 27th 2016, 4:06 PM 7,638 Views 7 Comments

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

# farms - Saturday 24 September, 2016

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'

Sep 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 28,669 Views 33 Comments

Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.

# farms - Thursday 9 June, 2016

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
# Baling Hay
From The Daily Edge
# Baling Hay

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Jun 9th 2016, 1:10 PM 9,429 Views 3 Comments

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

# farms - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms
# Ambitious
# Ambitious

One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms

Feb 16th 2016, 10:20 AM 12,761 Views 8 Comments

The idea was part of X, the company’s secretive research department, but the experiment was eventually scrapped.

# farms - Sunday 12 July, 2015

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry
# Opinion
# Opinion

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry

Jul 12th 2015, 8:45 AM 752 Views 24 Comments

New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.

# farms - Friday 2 January, 2015

Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014
# Safety
# Safety

Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014

Jan 2nd 2015, 9:19 AM 7,199 Views 5 Comments

The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.

# farms - Friday 26 September, 2014

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013
# Welfare
# Welfare

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

Sep 26th 2014, 5:46 PM 15,485 Views 48 Comments

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

# farms - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Sep 23rd 2014, 5:40 PM 11,639 Views 13 Comments

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

# farms - Friday 22 August, 2014

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids
# New Module
# New Module

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 12,356 Views 28 Comments

More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.

# farms - Monday 21 July, 2014

Farmers urged to "think safety" today
# Farm Safety
# Farm Safety

Farmers urged to "think safety" today

Jul 21st 2014, 8:31 AM 7,051 Views 9 Comments

The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.

# farms - Friday 4 July, 2014

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories
# What's Your Beef?
# What's Your Beef?

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories

Jul 4th 2014, 8:27 PM 5,373 Views 19 Comments

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

# farms - Monday 23 June, 2014

US study finds link between pesticides and autism
# Chemicals
# Chemicals

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:02 PM 11,865 Views 37 Comments

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

# farms - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Jun 5th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,579 Views 83 Comments

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

# farms - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
# Selfies On The Farm
From The Daily Edge
# Selfies On The Farm

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,761 Views 22 Comments

Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.

# farms - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

May 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 416 Views 64 Comments

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

# farms - Monday 28 April, 2014

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably
# Cowabunga
From The Daily Edge
# Cowabunga

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably

Apr 28th 2014, 4:40 PM 1,986 Views 0 Comments

Totally NOT TUBULAR, dude.

# farms - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth
# Under The Hammer
# Under The Hammer

Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth

Mar 1st 2014, 9:25 PM 35,783 Views 39 Comments

Organisers called on the REA Coonan estate agent to sign an agreement that no properties that are in legal dispute should be sold.

# farms - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows
# Young Sci 2014
# Young Sci 2014

Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows

Jan 11th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,368 Views 19 Comments

The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.

# farms - Monday 6 January, 2014

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
# Accidents
# Accidents

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

Jan 6th 2014, 2:05 PM 6,981 Views 12 Comments

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

# farms - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition
# Selfie On The Farm
From The Daily Edge
# Selfie On The Farm

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

Dec 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 45,301 Views 65 Comments

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

# farms - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?

Dec 17th 2013, 1:00 PM 708 Views 25 Comments

Lorna Sixsmith, a self-described ‘farmerette’, takes a humorous yet realistic view of the trials and tribulations of a marriage interrupted by the demands of sheep, pigs and cantankerous goats.

# farms - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings
# Big Cat
# Big Cat

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:01 PM 7,857 Views 48 Comments

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

# farms - Monday 24 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
# Load Of Bull
# Load Of Bull

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

Jun 24th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,751 Views 46 Comments

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal

Jun 24th 2013, 8:07 AM 2,261 Views 4 Comments

“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.

# farms - Friday 14 June, 2013

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland

Jun 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 707 Views 15 Comments

The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.

# farms - Monday 20 May, 2013

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
# Food Shortage
# Food Shortage

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

May 20th 2013, 4:58 PM 6,056 Views 93 Comments

The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.

# farms - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
# Farms
# Farms

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

May 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 10,962 Views 73 Comments

The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.

# farms - Thursday 9 May, 2013

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
# Farms
# Farms

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

May 9th 2013, 8:38 PM 12,380 Views 53 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

# farms - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 974 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

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