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

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

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:10 PM 42,013 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

May 22nd 2017, 6:30 AM 8,580 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

May 17th 2017, 12:26 PM 18,240 Views 27 Comments

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

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey
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# Hen Harriers

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

Apr 30th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,825 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 31,143 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,867 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 27th 2017, 7:58 AM 42,779 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2017, 12:48 PM 15,141 Views 65 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2017, 7:30 AM 16,399 Views 30 Comments

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

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland
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# Wigeon

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland

Jan 13th 2017, 6:29 PM 11,632 Views 8 Comments

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

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban
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# Back In The Game

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

Jan 5th 2017, 1:30 PM 11,538 Views 33 Comments

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

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
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# Trade With Tehran

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

Jan 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 13,612 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 12:06 PM 12,914 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2016, 8:36 PM 30,152 Views 0 Comments

The men face charges of kidnapping and assaulting.

Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves
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# Wicklow

Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves

Nov 14th 2016, 12:48 PM 12,120 Views 25 Comments

An operation that has been running each year since 2011 has dramatically driven down this seasonal crime.

Tillage farmers advised to share concerns as they pay bills after "perfect storm"
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# Farmer's Plight

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

Oct 18th 2016, 6:03 AM 8,123 Views 14 Comments

“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.”

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

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

Oct 11th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,296 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 9th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,859 Views 26 Comments

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.

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
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# Phew

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

Sep 27th 2016, 9:11 AM 20,429 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:27 AM 14,423 Views 67 Comments

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

80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms
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# Macra Na Feirme

80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms

Sep 19th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,595 Views 77 Comments

A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas
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# Mind Our Farm Families

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

Sep 10th 2016, 11:48 AM 10,573 Views 16 Comments

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

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"
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# Tractor Protest

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Sep 5th 2016, 10:16 AM 18,932 Views 58 Comments

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'
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# Predators

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'

Aug 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 38,916 Views 63 Comments

Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs
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# Rural Crime

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:01 AM 20,124 Views 22 Comments

It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts
# Rural Ireland
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# Rural Ireland

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts

Aug 22nd 2016, 2:21 PM 14,405 Views 29 Comments

Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.

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

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

Jun 9th 2016, 1:10 PM 9,442 Views 3 Comments

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

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president
# Greener Pastures
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# Greener Pastures

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president

Apr 19th 2016, 7:20 PM 18,195 Views 22 Comments

Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,

Can't resist the deals at the supermarket? Here's why we should be buying local
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Can't resist the deals at the supermarket? Here's why we should be buying local

Mar 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 713 Views 29 Comments

The state can no longer justify paying large subsidies to farmers whose produce goes directly overseas while refusing to support small scale local production, writes Fergal Anderson.

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today
# The Fallout
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# The Fallout

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today

Jan 7th 2016, 5:25 PM 11,416 Views 29 Comments

Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jan 6th 2016, 10:46 PM 22,855 Views 0 Comments

Dissident republicans, hospital overcrowding and a nuclear test had everyone talking.

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down
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# Grassroots

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down

Jan 6th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,407 Views 14 Comments

The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.

Farmers' association says former boss "demanded €2 million" to quit
# Pay Row
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# Pay Row

Farmers' association says former boss "demanded €2 million" to quit

Nov 26th 2015, 10:50 PM 20,964 Views 52 Comments

They say Pat Smith is “trying to cover up” his demands.

The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal
# Out The Door
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# Out The Door

The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal

Nov 26th 2015, 10:13 AM 34,767 Views 83 Comments

Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.

"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves
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# Rural Crime

"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves

Nov 24th 2015, 2:07 PM 19,847 Views 72 Comments

Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins
# Downey Not Out
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# Downey Not Out

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins

Nov 24th 2015, 7:51 AM 11,509 Views 30 Comments

The move comes after revelations about general secretary Pat Smith’s generous pay package.

Farmers throw spanner in the works of coast-to-coast cycle route plans
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# Not On Our Watch

Farmers throw spanner in the works of coast-to-coast cycle route plans

Oct 30th 2015, 4:52 PM 25,215 Views 83 Comments

The Dublin to Galway Greenway route was expected to be a major tourist attraction.

'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?'
# Processed Meats
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# Processed Meats

'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?'

Oct 27th 2015, 3:30 PM 31,650 Views 104 Comments

New guidelines could be issued for red meat consumption.

Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'
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# Split Down The Middle

Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'

Sep 24th 2015, 7:05 PM 26,420 Views 60 Comments

The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.

Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban
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# Seeing Double

Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban

Sep 11th 2015, 12:42 PM 7,827 Views 37 Comments

EU lawmakers backed calls to tighten up a proposed ban on cloning animals.