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Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March
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Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March

Jul 1st 2020, 8:45 AM 13,836 Views 26 Comments

In total, 47 incidents were reported between 1 March and 29 June.

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal
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Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

Jul 2nd 2019, 4:51 PM 17,946 Views 65 Comments

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety
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'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety

Feb 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 39,986 Views 29 Comments

Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery
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53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:57 PM 6,681 Views 3 Comments

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?
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# Crisis Point

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

Apr 5th 2018, 1:06 PM 19,102 Views 71 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help
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# Cannot Fodder

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help

Apr 3rd 2018, 2:40 PM 27,563 Views 67 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
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# Wood For The Trees

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

Feb 1st 2018, 1:02 PM 10,344 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,744 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2017, 6:15 AM 25,601 Views 76 Comments

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

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm
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# Martin Kehoe Jr

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm

Sep 20th 2017, 2:50 PM 21,047 Views 2 Comments

Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.

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

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

Aug 3rd 2017, 11:42 AM 30,922 Views 118 Comments

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

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies
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# Breathe Easier

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

Sep 27th 2016, 4:06 PM 7,648 Views 7 Comments

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'
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# Rural Crime

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'

Sep 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 28,675 Views 33 Comments

Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.

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.

One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms
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One of Google's secret projects was to build automated vertical farms

Feb 16th 2016, 10:20 AM 12,782 Views 8 Comments

The idea was part of X, the company’s secretive research department, but the experiment was eventually scrapped.

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 759 Views 24 Comments

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

Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014
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Farmers urged to be careful after record deaths in 2014

Jan 2nd 2015, 9:19 AM 7,203 Views 5 Comments

The HSA says it saw “one and a half times” the deaths it expected.

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013
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Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

Sep 26th 2014, 5:46 PM 15,503 Views 48 Comments

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

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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.

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids
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After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 12,359 Views 28 Comments

More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.

Farmers urged to "think safety" today
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Farmers urged to "think safety" today

Jul 21st 2014, 8:31 AM 7,051 Views 9 Comments

The call comes after 14 lives have been lost so far this year.

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories
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# What's Your Beef?

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories

Jul 4th 2014, 8:27 PM 5,378 Views 19 Comments

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

US study finds link between pesticides and autism
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US study finds link between pesticides and autism

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:02 PM 11,872 Views 37 Comments

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
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Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Jun 5th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,638 Views 83 Comments

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
# Selfies On The Farm
# Selfies On The Farm

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,779 Views 22 Comments

Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
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Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

May 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 439 Views 64 Comments

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably
# Cowabunga
# Cowabunga

Cute little lamb tries to surf on sheep's back, fails miserably

Apr 28th 2014, 4:40 PM 1,989 Views 0 Comments

Totally NOT TUBULAR, dude.

Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth
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# Under The Hammer

Gardaí called to auction sit-in protest in Maynooth

Mar 1st 2014, 9:25 PM 35,795 Views 39 Comments

Organisers called on the REA Coonan estate agent to sign an agreement that no properties that are in legal dispute should be sold.

Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows
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Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows

Jan 11th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,373 Views 19 Comments

The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.

46 people killed in workplace accidents last year
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46 people killed in workplace accidents last year

Jan 6th 2014, 2:05 PM 6,984 Views 12 Comments

The HSA said it was particularly concerned about the deaths of four children on farms in 2013.

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition
# Selfie On The Farm
# Selfie On The Farm

Irish farmers are taking selfies for a Facebook competition

Dec 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 45,383 Views 65 Comments

And here are the finalists. They are *epic*.

Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?
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Extract: Looking for the farmer of your dreams?

Dec 17th 2013, 1:00 PM 750 Views 25 Comments

Lorna Sixsmith, a self-described ‘farmerette’, takes a humorous yet realistic view of the trials and tribulations of a marriage interrupted by the demands of sheep, pigs and cantankerous goats.

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings
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‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:01 PM 7,862 Views 48 Comments

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
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# Load Of Bull

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

Jun 24th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,755 Views 46 Comments

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal
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Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal

Jun 24th 2013, 8:07 AM 2,261 Views 4 Comments

“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland
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Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland

Jun 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 732 Views 15 Comments

The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
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Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

May 20th 2013, 4:58 PM 6,058 Views 93 Comments

The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
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Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

May 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 10,977 Views 73 Comments

The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.

20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens
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20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepens

May 9th 2013, 8:38 PM 12,399 Views 53 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to seek help if they cannot cope.

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland
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Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

Apr 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,031 Views 33 Comments

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

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