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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Macra na Feirme

This year
# Macra na Feirme
Young farmers group hold 'positive' meeting with Taoiseach after march to Govt Buildings
Macra is calling for stronger government support for young farmers and young people in rural communities.
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# Love Triangle
Someone has taken over the Macra na Feirme Facebook page tonight and it's gas
WHAT is happening.
# Your Say
Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.
# Macra na Feirme
80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms
A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.
# baling hay
14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm
Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.
# macra calendar
'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.
# young farmer of the year
Pigs on a spit are the key to this young farmer's success
Meet Ireland’s top young farmer, Jonathan Marry (27).
# macra election
Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty
It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.
# Pastures new
Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum
If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…
'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?
# get laid
Irish farmer shows you how to make the perfect scrambled eggs
A good schooop of butter…
# road frontage
Invaluable dating advice from an Irish farmer
Bale ‘em, bale ‘em…
# kindness
What random acts of kindness have you carried out lately?
Tell us in the comments – and find out more about the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness festival.
# Combine harvesters
Hundreds of harvesters combine for Guinness World Record attempt
“I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester…”
# know your neigbour
Get those dancing shoes on and throw a spud on the barby
From barn dances to barbecues, ‘Know Your Neighbour Weekend’ should have something for all the family.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you know your neighbours?
You have a week left to organise an event for Know Your Neighbour weekend. But how well do you know them now – if at all?
Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.
Changes in Irish society have meant people lost touch with the communities around them, writes Alan Jagoe.
# come together
How to get to Know Your Neighbour
Community get-together weekend is coming up in July – here are some inventive ideas to get your event started…
# macra
Thousands expected at Macra's Rally in Cork
Minister for Agriculture is due to open this year’s annual conference this evening.
Column: ‘Compared to an office job, there is a difference’
Noel McCall broke with his family tradition to become a farmer. He tells about why he’s now better off – despite the early mornings.
# macra
Macra's young farmers give their verdict on Irish celebs
Ear to the Ground presenter Ella McSweeney was voted agriculture’s number one sex symbol – but 16 per cent of Macra members didn’t know who Paul Galvin was…
# Neighbours
New research shows that nine in 10 of us know our neighbours
A much smaller proportion regularly interact with their neighbours while 81 per cent of us would rather not have more interaction with our neighbours according to the survey.