‘Hoping’ for a safety net at the bottom of the Brexit cliff is not enough – IFA

Speaking at this morning’s All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin Castle, IFA President Joe Healy reinforced the devastating impact that a no-deal Brexit would have on Ireland’s agricultural sector. He outlined the crisis that is already underway in the beef sector and restated his call for mitigation measures to be put in place as […]

Ready, Steady…Grow! With Agri Aware’s Incredible Edibles programme

Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne T.D launches Agri Aware’s Incredible Edibles Healthy Eating initiative.   Agri Aware the Irish agri-food educational body have this week launched their healthy eating programme Incredible Edibles with the help of the Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne T.D. The project now in its 11th year […]

Only three weeks to go! Sweeping employment law reforms to commence in March

Only three weeks to go! Sweeping employment law reforms to commence in March – Advice by Alan Hickey, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula Ireland The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, (the Act) cleared all stages in both houses of the Oireachtas in December 2018 and has been signed into law by the President. The […]

Farmers urged to be particularly vigilant during spring calving – IFA

With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA Health and Safety Executive William Shortall has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety.   An average, 9% of farm fatalities are caused by cow and heifer attacks each year, with farmers more vulnerable to accidents at this time of year […]

Govt Policy On Renewables Has To Favour Farm Scale & Community Projects

Following his address to the IFA AGM earlier this week, IFA Renewables Project Team Chairman Tom Short said Energy Minister Richard Bruton has to put farm scale & community projects at the heart of his renewables policy, rather than big business. Richard Bruton said the upcoming renewable electricity scheme would not specify the technology types, […]

HSE delays causing unnecessary suffering for people diagnosed with coeliac disease

•    Mother tells of 14-month wait for daughter (4) to see dietitian •    Coeliac Society of Ireland offers dietitian consultations to combat crisis The Coeliac Society of Ireland has expressed concern that people recently diagnosed with coeliac disease are suffering unnecessarily due to the lack of direct and immediate access to dietitians in the health […]

Apply For New €40 Suckler Cow Beep Pilot Scheme – IFA

With the new €40 per cow BEEP (Beef Environmental and Efficiency Pilot) scheme for sucklers open, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods strongly encouraged suckler farmers to apply for the new scheme and draw down the €40 per cow payment. The application period runs from February 4th to February 22nd.   He said IFA fought a […]

Top Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice from Carzone

This week, temperatures are predicted to drop across the country with snow and ice forecast in the coming day. Motorists will be encouraged to drive with caution as these weather conditions can be unsettling, dangerous and at time hazardous. The car buying experts at Carzone have put together some helpful tips for motorists to stay […]

Farmers Will Respond To Positive Climate Action Incentives – IFA

Addressing the climate session on the 2nd day of the IFA AGM, IFA President Joe Healy said if Government is serious about addressing climate change and empowering farmers to participate, it should not force a farmer out of an enterprise. It should be about creating economically and environmentally sustainable options for farmers to increase their incomes […]

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours during cold spell

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued nationwide by Met Éireann. Significant accumulations of snow and temperatures as low as -3C are expected as part of the warning, which is in place from Tuesday morning until 6pm on Saturday.   ALONE is advising older people who […]

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