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EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to ban caged animal farming by 2027
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EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to ban caged animal farming by 2027

Jun 30th 2021, 5:49 PM 16,035 Views 37 Comments

The matter will now go to the EU Commission.

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm
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Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm

Jun 21st 2021, 12:19 PM 21,154 Views 22 Comments

There are plans to extend the strategy to 5,000 dairy farms.

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 14,293 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
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Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats

May 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 27,528 Views 39 Comments

As the biodiversity crisis gathers pace, researcher Ray O’Foghlu explains how both farmers and environmentalists struggle with contradictory land eligibility rules.

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 69,992 Views 19 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
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Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,328 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead
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Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead

Feb 26th 2021, 6:53 PM 101,178 Views 0 Comments
  • They have been named locally this evening as Patrick (60), William (66) and John (59) Hennessy.
  • The brothers have been described by neighbours as unremarkable "decent people".
Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?

Sep 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 39,518 Views 25 Comments

This quiz is in honour of the National Ploughing Championships.

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
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Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Jul 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,710 Views 3 Comments

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

One third of serious farm accidents involve children or adults aged over 65
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One third of serious farm accidents involve children or adults aged over 65

Jul 20th 2020, 9:42 AM 9,623 Views 18 Comments

14 people having lost their lives so far this year compared to 19 for all of last year.

Man (60s) dies in farming accident in Cork
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Man (60s) dies in farming accident in Cork

Jun 26th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,870 Views 7 Comments

The accident occurred last night and involved a tractor.

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
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The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,383 Views 33 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon
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Five-year-old boy dies after falling from farm trailer in Roscommon

Apr 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 67,908 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí say that the tragic accident took place yesterday afternoon.

McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA
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McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA

Mar 23rd 2020, 2:37 PM 22,310 Views 38 Comments

It was announced yesterday evening that McDonald’s will be closed from today.

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,425 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.

Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm
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Man fatally injured in accident on Cork farm

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:15 PM 34,648 Views 8 Comments

The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters
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No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters

Jan 17th 2020, 9:34 AM 40,929 Views 95 Comments

David Long said that there were no more Dublin tractor protests planned “for the near future”.

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

Jan 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,881 Views 32 Comments

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

Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed
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# Mooving Up In The World

Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed

Jan 8th 2020, 5:27 PM 17,990 Views 14 Comments

There are currently 243 breeding females and 23 breeding males in Ireland.

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.

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
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Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues

Updated Dec 5th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,881 Views 126 Comments

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.

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Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

Nov 28th 2019, 4:09 PM 7,608 Views 8 Comments

The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
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# Climate Action

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

Oct 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 17,734 Views 64 Comments

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions
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Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:16 AM 16,523 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.

'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute
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'I am deeply concerned': Varadkar calls for an end to protests and blockades over beef dispute

Updated Sep 17th 2019, 2:47 PM 24,601 Views 61 Comments

The dispute has seen unofficial pickets by farmers at processing facilities around the country in recent weeks.

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'
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# Dark Clouds

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

Sep 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,830 Views 24 Comments

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount
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Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

Sep 10th 2019, 1:59 PM 29,178 Views 25 Comments

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades
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# Beef Plan Movement

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades

Aug 30th 2019, 11:09 AM 10,423 Views 25 Comments

The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.

'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 34,275 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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Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,123 Views 83 Comments

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

'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'
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'The majority of farmers have to find other jobs to supplement their income. It's come to a head'

Aug 8th 2019, 3:38 PM 18,136 Views 116 Comments

Multiple protests have popped up across the country.

Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks
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Minister 'reaches out' to Beef Plan Movement to enter talks

Aug 8th 2019, 8:12 AM 13,154 Views 31 Comments

Farmers around the country have been holding protests over the past 10 days.

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”.

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers
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Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

Jun 29th 2019, 10:37 AM 20,841 Views 95 Comments

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do
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Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do

Jun 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,522 Views 68 Comments

Farming needs to become sustainable to survive and most farmers don’t want to damage the natural world, writes Ray Foley.

Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels
# Exceptional Measures
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# Exceptional Measures

Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels

May 20th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,532 Views 44 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he has appealed to colleagues in other member states.

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city
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# Bull By The Horns

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

May 1st 2019, 11:28 AM 37,346 Views 99 Comments

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford
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# Enniscorthy

Boy (3) dies following farming accident in Co Wexford

Apr 11th 2019, 3:46 PM 37,904 Views 15 Comments

The incident happened in a farmyard at Carrigabruise, Carley’s Bridge in Enniscorthy.

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack
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'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

Updated Apr 5th 2019, 10:26 PM 32,086 Views 124 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights
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# Geological Survey

Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights

Mar 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 32,619 Views 18 Comments

Due to the low-flying nature of the plane, concerned livestock owners are being asked to contact Tellus.

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