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From TheJournal.ie 'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk Lambing Season

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid Wood For The Trees

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on' Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating Embrace Farm

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí Rural Crime

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods Unprecedented

'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods

The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.

From TheJournal.ie 'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

From TheJournal.ie Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates Mafia War

Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates

Two brothers who happened to drive by at the wrong moment were shot dead.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves Rural Crime

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay Nursing Homes

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building Hay Now Hay Now

Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building

Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building Sit-in Protest

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building

The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.

From TheJournal.ie National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association James Reynolds

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France Be Vigilant

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick farmer charged after allegedly shooting neighbour after a row over a 'right of way' Dispute Over Land
From TheJournal.ie Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks County Leash

Dog owners warned to keep pets on a leash after 'savage' sheep attacks

The IFA has released a protocol for farmers to follow, which includes guidelines for when a farmer can shoot a dog.

From TheJournal.ie The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy Milking It

The average Irish dairy farmer earned €52,000 last year but their colleagues aren't happy

It is claimed sheep farmers can earn as little as €16,000 a year.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty Green Ribbon

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked Firestorm

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked

A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.

From TheJournal.ie State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey Hen Harriers

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice Burning Land

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned Nematodirus

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes Spuds Sale

Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes

The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.

From TheJournal.ie Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades Bad Harvest

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting Gas

Here's how much farmers are getting paid to count how much gas their cows are emitting

Agriculture is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 30%.

From TheJournal.ie Second case of bird flu found in Ireland Wigeon

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland

The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban Back In The Game

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban

Five firms have got the green light to export to the major consumer market.

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen Trade With Tehran

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock Wigeon

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

From TheJournal.ie Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive' Racism Trial

Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive'

The men face charges of kidnapping and assaulting.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves Wicklow

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm" Farmer's Plight

Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"

“I know one farmer whose eldest daughter is gone to university, and they’ve managed to pay for the tuition up until Christmas, but they don’t think they can keep her there.”

From TheJournal.ie Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers Rural Assistance

Investment in sheep and protection from Brexit: Here's what the Budget means to farmers

A number of measures have been introduced to try to ease the potential fallout from Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year Rural Ireland

Tillage farmers in Ireland are 'stressed, anguished and in pain' after a bad harvest year

Hundreds of farmers, particularly those along the West coast, have been badly hit by heavy rainfall this summer, which has seen much of their crop yields destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers Phew

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.

From TheJournal.ie One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints Drink Driving

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints

The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.

From TheJournal.ie 80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas Mind Our Farm Families

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas

Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.