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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 24 May, 2015


# farmers - 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.

# farmers - 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

# farmers - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Meath man’s Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty Macra Election

Meath man’s Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty

It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.

# farmers - Friday 20 February, 2015

From Business ETC After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef Sane Cows

After 15 years, China has lifted its ban on Irish beef

But hold on, more inspections are still needed.

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.

# farmers - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Bad news if you love mussels: 10,000 tonnes of top quality Irish shellfish is unfit to eat

Algal blooms which should have disappeared by now have made some shellfish unsafe to consume.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From Business ETC What do farmers want? Green Shoots

What do farmers want?

To be like Scotland, for starters.

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

# farmers - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group

The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.

# farmers - Monday 5 January, 2015

Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban

Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.

# farmers - Monday 29 December, 2014

You’ll soon be able to cycle along the Ring of Kerry, but some farmers aren’t happy

The 26 kilometre route runs close to the back of some landowners homes, intruding on their farmland.

# farmers - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US

One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.

# farmers - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

# farmers - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Children under 7 to be banned from tractors

Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.

# farmers - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Poll: Do you support the farmers who are protesting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the farmers who are protesting?

Farmers are protesting as they want better payment for their beef. Do you support them?

# farmers - Monday 10 November, 2014

There was a protest outside the Guinness factory today, here’s why

Dozens of farmers held a demonstration.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# farmers - Sunday 9 November, 2014

From Business ETC Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests Not Going Home

Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests

Thousands of farmers have been camped outside meat processing plants since 3pm this afternoon.

# farmers - Saturday 8 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

# farmers - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

# farmers - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis

McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# farmers - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# farmers - Sunday 12 October, 2014

The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year

Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.

# farmers - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# farmers - Monday 29 September, 2014

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

# farmers - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

Over 45% of farmers’ family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

# farmers - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices

Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.

# farmers - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Irish farmers’ anger at ‘decimation’ of income

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

# farmers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.

# farmers - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish people need to stop expecting to pay €5 for a steak, say farmers

“Shops have no problem charging more than €5 for certain brands of mouthwash, which you essentially spit down the sink”.

# farmers - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Russian farmer is incredibly effective at herding his ducks Quack

# farmers - Friday 1 August, 2014

From Business ETC Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources #delicious Ethics

Nestlé wants 100% of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

The company is working to ensure agricultural practices are sustainable and that safe and healthy working conditions are in place.

# farmers - Saturday 28 June, 2014

‘There’s much more to Macra than farming’

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

# farmers - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Farmers: We’ll keep haystacks piled at the Minister’s door until we get answers

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

# farmers - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Sheep and cattle farmers say they are struggling and want newly-elected MEPs to help

The ICSA says that money from Europe is being sent to already profitable dairy farms.

Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze…

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.

# farmers - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 farm selfies that prove the word ‘felfie’ should be in the dictionary Selfies On The Farm

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

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

# farmers - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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

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

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