European Parliament Vote On CAP Cannot Be Ignored – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission.   Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.   “Our members have been busy lobbying […]

Dogs Trust Issue Halloween Tips For A Howling Good Time

Long-term dogs showcase their best ‘Tricks for Treats’ in an adorable video Halloween is a notoriously unsettling time for our four- legged friends, after all how are they supposed to understand all these new loud noises, bright lights and ghoulish characters calling to the door. It’s no wonder dogs are at greater risk of injury or straying […]

National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) Announce Biological Farming Conference

Making Farming Profitable & Sustainable National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) are pleased to announce the Biological Farming Conference on the 12th & 13th of November 2018 in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore Co Offaly. This 2-day event will feature experts from America and Canada in conjunction with Irish pioneers. The conference will focus on what can […]

Industry Warned Of Long Term Damage By Hazardous Substances On Construction Site

The Construction Safety Week 2018 campaign focused on the health issues associated with working with hazardous substances. Dermot Carey, Director Safety and Training, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said: “This focus on working with hazardous substances, is in line with our realisation that we need to be conscious of health as well as safety. Generally, substances […]

Lack Of Time Main Barrier To Women’s Involvement In Farming Organisations – IFA

Speaking at the Women & Agriculture conference in Killarney, IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair, Caroline Farrell said that a recent survey undertaken by the Association reveals that lack of time is the main barrier to women becoming involved in a farming organisation.   61% of respondents cited it as the main reason they […]

Tech Giants Must Be Monitored Independently For Data Protection – Sean Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has cautioned that independent monitoring of tech giants will be necessary if further data breaches are to be avoided. “The Cambridge Analytica scandal should be a stark reminder of how important it is to have a robust data protection system in place,” said […]

Bord na Mona Accelerates Decarbonisation

New Chief Executive launches “Brown to Green” strategy aligns company with National and EU Decarbonisation policies, Accelerates development of renewable energy assets to support National climate and energy policy targets, Accelerates investment in higher-value recycling and resource recovery business, Development of new business to support sustainable employment in the Midlands, Commences engagement with employees flagging […]

Garden Designers Encouraged To Go For Gold At Ireland’s Largest Garden Festival

Bord Bia is calling for garden designers to apply for a prestigious show garden space at Bord Bia’s 13th annual Bloom festival taking place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from the Thursday, 30th May to Monday, 3rd June 2019. Created by some of the country’s leading garden designers, the show gardens are the central feature of Bloom and […]

Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 Back In Seanad

Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, was disappointed that their proposed amendment to protect the welfare of Irish Greyhounds, which was included in the Agriculture Committees Report on the Greyhound Racing Bill last July, was not included in the Greyhound Racing Bill. However four senators, Senators Lynn Ruane, Frances Black, Grace O’Sullivan and Alice-Mary […]

Factories Can Pay A Lot More As Cattle Prices Rise – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves on the sterling exchange rate, it’s clear the factories can pay a lot more. […]

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