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From TheJournal.ie 'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds Farm Safety

'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds

Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm.

From TheJournal.ie "There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it" Farming This post contains videos

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"

The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.

From TheJournal.ie ‘A lot of people would have said I was mad, but it seems to be going from strength to strength’ Buffaloes

‘A lot of people would have said I was mad, but it seems to be going from strength to strength’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers say Aldi's €1.30 two-litre bottle of milk is 'socially irresponsible' Milk Row

Farmers say Aldi's €1.30 two-litre bottle of milk is 'socially irresponsible'

Aldi says the milk line is needed to compete.

From TheJournal.ie 'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched Nct For Tractors

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Farmers are asking 'where’s my share of this economic boom?'' Fodder Crisis

Column: 'Farmers are asking 'where’s my share of this economic boom?''

There is a physical and mental strain on the family farm that can be compounded by financial pressures, writes Richard Moeran.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector Farming

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life EXTRACT

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

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op Growing Interest

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

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

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 Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job Bulling

Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job

Two-third of injuries caused by animals to farmers were caused by cows.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming Census 2016

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's food security: 'It's said that modern civilisation is three meals deep' Food Shortages

Ireland's food security: 'It's said that modern civilisation is three meals deep'

Ireland is extremely vulnerable to external shocks in the food chain, writes Mícheál Callaghan.

From TheJournal.ie 'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU Glyphosate

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on Roundup

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Storm Ophelia shook a blanket of apples out of a Tipperary cider orchard Shake Your Tree

Storm Ophelia shook a blanket of apples out of a Tipperary cider orchard

We’re weeks out from the harvest, so Bulmers now have to find a place to store the apples.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors' Road Safety

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are investigating the mysterious killing of a cow in Co Meath Stamullen

Gardaí are investigating the mysterious killing of a cow in Co Meath

The cow was found strangled on a family farm on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine Quakers

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine

The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.

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 Father airlifted to hospital with serious injuries as 11-year-old son also hurt in Offaly farming incident Shinrone

Father airlifted to hospital with serious injuries as 11-year-old son also hurt in Offaly farming incident

The incident occurred at around 3.45pm this afternoon at a farm in Congort, Shinrone.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland Health And Safety

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No plans to ban night-time shooting' for hunters and predator control Gun Owners

'No plans to ban night-time shooting' for hunters and predator control

A suggested curfew was met with strong opposition from some rural groups.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage Moo Idea

Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage

A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.

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 Johnny Healy Rae: 'Kerry farmers work for €2 to €3 an hour with no pension scheme or social welfare' Development Levies

Johnny Healy Rae: 'Kerry farmers work for €2 to €3 an hour with no pension scheme or social welfare'

I own a small farm at the bottom of Mangerton Mountain. It’s far from the land in the Curragh but I wouldn’t give it away for all the gold in China, writes Johnny Healy Rae.

From TheJournal.ie Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare Farming Incident

Man (50s) dies after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

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 'People think environmentalists want to destroy farming. This is sad and unfortunate' Opinion

'People think environmentalists want to destroy farming. This is sad and unfortunate'

In truth, farmers and environmentalists are all on the same side, writes Mícheál Callaghan.

From TheJournal.ie Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer Precautions

Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer

Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change Conflicting Views

Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change

Matt Dempsey believes we should continue to up our live-stock numbers to the capacity of our land.

From TheJournal.ie 'This will put farmers out of business' - Tesco criticised for low prices for lamb Farming

'This will put farmers out of business' - Tesco criticised for low prices for lamb

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association claim that a retail price is unsustainable.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow Shot Down

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

From TheJournal.ie Wexford residents in battle over 'obnoxious' sewage sludge odour Adamstown

Wexford residents in battle over 'obnoxious' sewage sludge odour

Residents say the smell was so bad last summer that they could not leave their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks' Farming

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

14 tweets that sum up Irish farming

From the Ploughing to the silage.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England H5N8

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England

An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.