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#Agriculture

# agriculture - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

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

# agriculture - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure

Studies in Australia and Canada look promising, but the Department of Agriculture still have some questions.

# agriculture - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

# agriculture - Monday 17 July, 2017

Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria

Hogan is Ireland’s representative on the European Commission.

# agriculture - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Day 2: Tillage farmers sleep overnight at the Department of Agriculture building

Some farmers are talking about taking their kids out of college due to the bad harvest.

# agriculture - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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

Gardaí and health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

# agriculture - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones

The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.

# agriculture - Friday 2 June, 2017

A new project is saving the unique landscape of the Burren

The Burren LIFE Project just won an EU LIFE nature award.

# agriculture - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Shanghai is building a massive agricultural district with a vertical farm

The farms will primarily grow leafy greens, like kale, bok choi, and spinach.

# agriculture - Sunday 30 April, 2017

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

The scheme aims to bring farmers and environmentalists together to a mutual understanding of the others’ concerns.

# agriculture - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

# agriculture - Sunday 2 April, 2017

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

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

# agriculture - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

Tillage farmers call for 'humanitarian support' after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades

A protest will be held outside of the Dáil this afternoon.

# agriculture - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

# agriculture - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# agriculture - Friday 28 October, 2016

Dublin's agri-workers contribute three times more to Ireland's economy than those outside capital

On average, Dublin agri jobs were found to contribute €178k compared to €55k elsewhere.

# agriculture - Sunday 23 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# agriculture - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

# agriculture - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

# agriculture - Sunday 18 September, 2016

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'

After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.

Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.

# agriculture - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands

A new photo project by Italian photographer Tiberio Ventura documents the otherworldliness of life on the islands.

# agriculture - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# agriculture - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Shooting dead of five cattle by army marksmen was "last resort", says minister

Minister Michael Creed says that “the department is not in the business of shooting cattle”.

# agriculture - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president

Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,

# agriculture - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit Big Week On The Farm This post contains videos

Live births, milking cows and a world record - RTÉ's farming show was a hit

Over the course of the week 60 lambs were born on the farm, including a live birth.

# agriculture - Monday 30 November, 2015

A game changer? Here's what's actually happening at the Paris climate conference

COP21 is seen as the last best chance for the world to stop an environmental disaster.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales

It did not enter the food chain.

# agriculture - Friday 11 September, 2015

Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban Seeing Double This post contains a poll

Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban

EU lawmakers backed calls to tighten up a proposed ban on cloning animals.

# agriculture - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today

This is the 24th annual National Livestock Show in Tullamore.

# agriculture - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Pr Gimmick This post contains videos

'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the government’s senior party of lying about protecting rural Ireland.

# agriculture - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

This is why some TDs have to watch a video of thousands of pigs being slaughtered

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# agriculture - Monday 30 March, 2015

'Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists' - Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

# agriculture - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'A load of nonsense': Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No

The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.

# agriculture - Friday 6 March, 2015

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty

When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.

# agriculture - Friday 20 February, 2015

Seen any stolen cows recently? It could earn you €10,000

The initiative is being operated by Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and an Garda Siochana.

# agriculture - Monday 9 February, 2015

Milking it: Dairy expansion to create 240 jobs

Good news for Cavan.

Irish beef is on sale in the US from today

Simon Coveney is gone to sell Irish beef in three cities in America.

# agriculture - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Come one, come all: Ireland's sheep and goats are going to be counted this week

Flock owners are required to return census forms before this Sunday.

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