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

Jul 12th 2015, 8:45 AM 734 Views 24 Comments

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

Forget Tinder - lonely Irish farmers are looking for love on Facebook
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# Road Frontage

Forget Tinder - lonely Irish farmers are looking for love on Facebook

Jun 10th 2015, 11:10 AM 14,039 Views 1 Comment

Agricultural matchmaking at its finest.

The 5 at 5: Saturday
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The 5 at 5: Saturday

May 30th 2015, 4:55 PM 8,047 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise
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# On The Up

Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise

May 26th 2015, 6:05 AM 13,124 Views 4 Comments

Agricultural land in Ireland remains expensive when compared with land prices in much of Northern Europe.

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered
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This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

May 12th 2015, 10:56 AM 13,770 Views 39 Comments

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

'Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists' - Simon Coveney
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# Bovine Intervention

'Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists' - Simon Coveney

Mar 30th 2015, 1:35 PM 10,587 Views 34 Comments

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty
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# Macra Election

Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty

Mar 11th 2015, 9:59 PM 3,505 Views 4 Comments

It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.

After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef
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# Sane Cows

After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef

Feb 20th 2015, 8:12 PM 13,876 Views 48 Comments

But hold on, more inspections are still needed.

Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000
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# Udder Chicanery

Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000

Feb 20th 2015, 4:50 PM 11,539 Views 25 Comments

The initiative is being operated by Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and an Garda Siochana.

Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat
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# Crisis

Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat

Feb 4th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,562 Views 19 Comments

Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.

What do farmers want?
# Green Shoots
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# Green Shoots

What do farmers want?

Jan 27th 2015, 9:10 PM 17,137 Views 30 Comments

To be like Scotland, for starters.

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road
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Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Jan 27th 2015, 8:26 PM 27,203 Views 22 Comments

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group
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# Splitters

Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group

Jan 20th 2015, 1:17 PM 12,801 Views 28 Comments

The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.

Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban
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# Our Beef

Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban

Jan 5th 2015, 9:15 PM 22,869 Views 51 Comments

Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.

You'll soon be able to cycle along the Ring of Kerry, but some farmers aren't happy
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# On Yer Bike

You'll soon be able to cycle along the Ring of Kerry, but some farmers aren't happy

Dec 29th 2014, 2:27 PM 17,061 Views 44 Comments

The 26 kilometre route runs close to the back of some landowners homes, intruding on their farmland.

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US
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Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US

Dec 14th 2014, 8:45 AM 48 Views 97 Comments

One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident
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# Tragedy

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

Nov 22nd 2014, 10:21 AM 42,541 Views 8 Comments

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

Children under 7 to be banned from tractors
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# New Rules

Children under 7 to be banned from tractors

Nov 13th 2014, 8:59 PM 16,654 Views 85 Comments

Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.

Poll: Do you support the farmers who are protesting?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the farmers who are protesting?

Nov 11th 2014, 10:04 AM 12,696 Views 99 Comments

Farmers are protesting as they want better payment for their beef. Do you support them?

There was a protest outside the Guinness factory today, here's why
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# Price Of A Pint

There was a protest outside the Guinness factory today, here's why

Nov 10th 2014, 9:40 PM 28,425 Views 32 Comments

Dozens of farmers held a demonstration.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
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# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Nov 10th 2014, 1:22 PM 8,751 Views 3 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests
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# Not Going Home

Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests

Nov 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,780 Views 99 Comments

Thousands of farmers have been camped outside meat processing plants since 3pm this afternoon.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nov 8th 2014, 8:55 AM 8,418 Views 1 Comment

Catch up as you wake up.

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
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# Prime Numbers

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

Nov 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 16,792 Views 21 Comments

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis
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# Let's Talk

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis

Oct 29th 2014, 9:28 PM 5,209 Views 13 Comments

McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?
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# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Oct 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,283 Views 17 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
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# Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

Oct 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 7,543 Views 18 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year
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# Going Back

The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year

Oct 12th 2014, 4:42 PM 15,757 Views 22 Comments

Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
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# Catchy

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

Oct 1st 2014, 4:45 PM 10,308 Views 17 Comments

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
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# Primary Education

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

Sep 29th 2014, 3:15 PM 10,473 Views 40 Comments

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you From TheJournal.ie

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.

Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide
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# Farming Community

Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:40 AM 4,664 Views 6 Comments

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
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# Tullamore

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Sep 18th 2014, 10:22 PM 10,353 Views 48 Comments

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income
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# Beef Prices

Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income

Aug 20th 2014, 3:03 PM 8,859 Views 50 Comments

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online
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# Farming

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online

Aug 9th 2014, 10:30 AM 10,289 Views 15 Comments

Livestock-live.com has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.

Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers
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# Cheap Meat

Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers

Aug 8th 2014, 9:58 PM 39,652 Views 177 Comments

“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.

This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks
# Quack
# Quack

This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks

Aug 7th 2014, 10:40 AM 2,915 Views 1 Comment

We’re impressed.

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources
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# #delicious Ethics

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

Aug 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 3,975 Views 17 Comments

The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
# SOCIAL LIFE
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# SOCIAL LIFE

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'

Jun 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,668 Views 11 Comments

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers
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# Giant Haystacks

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers

Jun 17th 2014, 4:31 PM 15,770 Views 60 Comments

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”