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# farming - Sunday 11 March, 2018

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

# farming - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

# farming - Friday 12 January, 2018

Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job

Two-third of injuries caused by animals to farmers were caused by cows.

# farming - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# farming - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)

New figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, up one from 46 the year before.

# farming - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

Ireland's food security: 'It's said that modern civilisation is three meals deep'

Ireland is extremely vulnerable to external shocks in the food chain, writes Mícheál Callaghan.

# farming - Monday 27 November, 2017

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

# farming - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

# farming - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia shook a blanket of apples out of a Tipperary cider orchard

We’re weeks out from the harvest, so Bulmers now have to find a place to store the apples.

# farming - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# farming - Friday 6 October, 2017

Gardaí are investigating the mysterious killing of a cow in Co Meath

The cow was found strangled on a family farm on Monday.

# farming - Saturday 9 September, 2017

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine

The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.

# farming - Friday 25 August, 2017

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

# farming - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Father airlifted to hospital with serious injuries as 11-year-old son also hurt in Offaly farming incident

The incident occurred at around 3.45pm this afternoon at a farm in Congort, Shinrone.

# farming - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

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

# farming - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'No plans to ban night-time shooting' for hunters and predator control

A suggested curfew was met with strong opposition from some rural groups.

# farming - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Social welfare recipients to earn extra cash filling dairy farm worker shortage

A new pilot programme will see recipients able to apply for four weeks of training as dairy operatives.

# farming - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay

Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.

Johnny Healy Rae: 'Kerry farmers work for €2 to €3 an hour with no pension scheme or social welfare'

I own a small farm at the bottom of Mangerton Mountain. It’s far from the land in the Curragh but I wouldn’t give it away for all the gold in China, writes Johnny Healy Rae.

# farming - 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.

# farming - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

National Party co-founder loses bid for injunction against farmers association

The ICSA sought to remove James Reynolds from senior positions he had held with the organisation.

# farming - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'People think environmentalists want to destroy farming. This is sad and unfortunate'

In truth, farmers and environmentalists are all on the same side, writes Mícheál Callaghan.

# farming - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer

Sometimes it’s even a matter of just getting someone to help.

# farming - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change

Matt Dempsey believes we should continue to up our live-stock numbers to the capacity of our land.

'This will put farmers out of business' - Tesco criticised for low prices for lamb

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association claim that a retail price is unsustainable.

# farming - Monday 10 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Last night's RTÉ News featured some of the strongest Kerry accents ever to grace Irish TV The Kingdom

# farming - 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.

# farming - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Wexford residents in battle over 'obnoxious' sewage sludge odour

Residents say the smell was so bad last summer that they could not leave their homes.

# farming - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

# farming - Monday 16 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 14 tweets that sum up Irish farming Hit The Diff

14 tweets that sum up Irish farming

From the Ploughing to the silage.

# farming - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England

An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.

# farming - Monday 14 November, 2016

Gardaí to step up patrols targeting Christmas tree thieves

An operation that has been running each year since 2011 has dramatically driven down this seasonal crime.

# farming - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Body found in search for elderly farmer in Co Kerry

Jim Keane, aged 70, had been missing since Monday.

# farming - 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?

# farming - 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.

# farming - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs

It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.

# farming - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Young girl (8) dies in farming accident in Mayo

The incident happened at around 5pm this evening.

# farming - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm Baling Hay

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

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