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Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat
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Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat

Sep 8th 2021, 12:01 AM 29,266 Views 23 Comments
  • There are an estimated 18.5 million farmed chickens in Monaghan producing ammonia-laden manure.
  • Report, seen by Noteworthy's Niall Sargent, warns of "direct and indirect negative impacts on the environment locally".
  • Soil, water and air pollution an increasing concern.
Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
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Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,562 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
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Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,104 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan
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# Fit For 55

Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan

Jul 15th 2021, 2:37 PM 6,925 Views 15 Comments

The ‘Fit for 55′ plan first aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

Cloned credit cards used in fraudulent transactions targeting Irish agri businesses
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# Credit Card Fraud

Cloned credit cards used in fraudulent transactions targeting Irish agri businesses

Jul 1st 2021, 5:18 PM 11,382 Views 2 Comments

Up to €7,000 worth of silage wrap and some farm machinery were fraudulently paid for over the phone with a cloned credit card.

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
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Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector

Jun 11th 2021, 1:29 PM 14,292 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?
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Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?

Apr 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 69,990 Views 19 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
# Reaping The Harvest
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# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,973 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
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# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,915 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
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# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,530 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
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Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 16,809 Views 57 Comments

Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status
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# Agriculture

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Aug 14th 2020, 7:17 PM 18,689 Views 13 Comments

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants
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Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants

Updated May 1st 2020, 4:19 PM 103,094 Views 97 Comments

The agriculture minister confirmed that there are six clusters at meat processing plants.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
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# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,424 Views 9 Comments

We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause
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# Workplace Accidents

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

Jan 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,880 Views 32 Comments

Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
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# Tim Cullinan

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis

Dec 17th 2019, 9:45 PM 14,037 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

New beef task force will meet for the first time today
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New beef task force will meet for the first time today

Oct 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 5,348 Views 10 Comments

It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force
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# Farmers

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

Oct 5th 2019, 1:06 PM 12,335 Views 15 Comments

The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation
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# Agriculture Minister

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation

Sep 19th 2019, 11:30 AM 6,459 Views 24 Comments

The Agriculture Minister was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
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# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Aug 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,269 Views 97 Comments

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland
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# Farming

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,122 Views 83 Comments

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
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Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

Aug 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 16,617 Views 42 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller
# Glyphosate
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# Glyphosate

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Jul 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 97,229 Views 59 Comments

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
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# Mercosur

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 30th 2019, 6:07 PM 19,540 Views 83 Comments

The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent
# Lee Of Faith
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# Lee Of Faith

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent

Jun 27th 2019, 2:33 PM 25,047 Views 50 Comments

RTÉ had already announced that Lee would be leaving his agriculture correspondent role this summer.

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever
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Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

Sep 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 33,123 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Agriculture said that if the disease reached Ireland, it would do “very serious damage to the pig industry”.

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector
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Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Apr 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 19,506 Views 10 Comments

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis
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# Hay Ya

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis

Apr 5th 2018, 9:50 PM 20,463 Views 32 Comments

The first loads of feed arrived at Irish ports this morning.

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on
# Crisis Point
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# Crisis Point

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on

Apr 4th 2018, 5:41 PM 10,924 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 2:40 PM 27,563 Views 67 Comments

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

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'
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# Simon Coveney

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

Apr 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 11,149 Views 68 Comments

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life
# EXTRACT
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# EXTRACT

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

Mar 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 30,461 Views 29 Comments

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
# Growing Interest
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# Growing Interest

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Mar 11th 2018, 10:30 AM 39,645 Views 25 Comments

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk
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# Lambing Season

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Feb 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,075 Views 42 Comments

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)
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# Workplace Fatalities

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

Jan 3rd 2018, 1:10 PM 10,925 Views 17 Comments

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU
# Glyphosate
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# Glyphosate

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Nov 27th 2017, 4:12 PM 31,278 Views 55 Comments

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

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

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

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,744 Views 44 Comments

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

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on
# Roundup
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# Roundup

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

Nov 14th 2017, 6:10 AM 29,173 Views 91 Comments

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
# Health And Safety
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# Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Aug 16th 2017, 8:19 AM 8,649 Views 29 Comments

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure
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Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure

Aug 6th 2017, 7:00 PM 24,867 Views 65 Comments

Studies in Australia and Canada look promising, but the Department of Agriculture still have some questions.

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