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#Farmers

# farmers - 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,

# farmers - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Can’t resist the deals at the supermarket? Here’s why we should be buying local

The state can no longer justify paying large subsidies to farmers whose produce goes directly overseas while refusing to support small scale local production, writes Fergal Anderson.

# farmers - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today

Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.

# farmers - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dissident republicans, hospital overcrowding and a nuclear test had everyone talking.

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down

The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.

# farmers - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Farmers’ association says former boss “demanded €2 million” to quit

They say Pat Smith is “trying to cover up” his demands.

The IFA’s president is gone after a week-long pay scandal

Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.

# farmers - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

“There’s only one law in this country and that’s the law of the jungle” – Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves

Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins

The move comes after revelations about general secretary Pat Smith’s generous pay package.

# farmers - Friday 30 October, 2015

Farmers throw spanner in the works of coast-to-coast cycle route plans

The Dublin to Galway Greenway route was expected to be a major tourist attraction.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

‘Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?’

New guidelines could be issued for red meat consumption.

# farmers - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Farmers want prenups to protect them from ‘gold diggers’

The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Thursday 10 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge The new Irish Farmer Calendar just landed, fetch our smelling salts

The new Irish Farmer Calendar just landed, fetch our smelling salts

And we’ve got all 12 months.

# farmers - Monday 7 September, 2015

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest Full Throttle This post contains videos

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest

Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.

# farmers - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

People from the north-west and farmers are Ireland’s worst tax offenders

A new report by the RTÉ Investigations Unit digs into the tax misdemeanours of the Irish public.

# farmers - 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.

# farmers - Sunday 12 July, 2015

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry

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

# farmers - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Forget Tinder – lonely Irish farmers are looking for love on Facebook Road Frontage

Forget Tinder – lonely Irish farmers are looking for love on Facebook

Agricultural matchmaking at its finest.

# farmers - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Saturday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# farmers - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise

Agricultural land in Ireland remains expensive when compared with land prices in much of Northern Europe.

# 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.

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