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#Department of Agriculture

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Minister told greyhound racing not sustainable from commercial perspective during Covid prior to State funding boost
# Funding
# Funding

Minister told greyhound racing not sustainable from commercial perspective during Covid prior to State funding boost

Feb 11th 2021, 6:15 AM 14,732 Views 30 Comments

Greyhound Racing Ireland says that the additional funding has helped it to prevent further staff layoffs.

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 30 November, 2020

Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks
# Avian Influenza
# Avian Influenza

Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks

Nov 30th 2020, 10:22 PM 10,693 Views 10 Comments

Risk to humans from the virus is considered very low.

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick
# Disease
# Disease

Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick

Nov 7th 2020, 4:11 PM 31,524 Views 27 Comments

The risk to humans is considered to be very low.

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Public told not to purchase non-registered hand sanitising products
# Sanitiser
# Sanitiser

Public told not to purchase non-registered hand sanitising products

Oct 29th 2020, 6:00 PM 55,465 Views 24 Comments

The authorised products should have a clearly visible PCS or IE-BPA or EU number on the label, the department said.

# department-of-agriculture - Friday 11 September, 2020

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany
# Pigs And Boars
# Pigs And Boars

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 22,745 Views 19 Comments

It’s the first time the disease, which affects pigs and wild boar, has broken out in Germany.

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details
# Stay Alert
# Stay Alert

Departments warn of scams asking people for bank details

Jul 23rd 2020, 3:15 PM 16,730 Views 5 Comments

One person claiming to represent the Department of Agriculture has been phoning farmers asking for bank details.

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Exposure to rabies-like virus found in animal in Cork
# Lyssavirus
# Lyssavirus

Exposure to rabies-like virus found in animal in Cork

Jan 25th 2020, 3:39 PM 30,820 Views 18 Comments

Rabies could not be ruled out from the samples taken from the sable.

# department-of-agriculture - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed
# Mooving Up In The World
# Mooving Up In The World

Droimeann cattle officially recognised as native rare Irish breed

Jan 8th 2020, 5:27 PM 17,939 Views 14 Comments

There are currently 243 breeding females and 23 breeding males in Ireland.

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 23 September, 2019

Farmer protests end outside factories - but meat industry says 100,000 cattle in backlog
# Beef Protests
# Beef Protests

Farmer protests end outside factories - but meat industry says 100,000 cattle in backlog

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:45 PM 12,300 Views 16 Comments

The protests ended last night after almost two months of disputes over beef prices.

# department-of-agriculture - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount
# Animals
# Animals

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

Sep 10th 2019, 1:59 PM 29,148 Views 25 Comments

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 9 September, 2019

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades
# Beef Talks
# Beef Talks

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Updated Sep 9th 2019, 12:33 PM 16,664 Views 16 Comments

Talks between beef farmers, the Department of Agriculture and MII resumed this morning as protests continue.

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
# Farming
# Farming

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

Aug 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 16,521 Views 42 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 15 July, 2019

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016
# Dead Meat
# Dead Meat

Over 200 tonnes of unfit or illegal meat and food products seized at Irish ports since 2016

Jul 15th 2019, 8:32 PM 19,166 Views 25 Comments

The meat was seized after failing to meet standards for import into Ireland.

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Seven locations searched by Gardaí as part of horsemeat investigation
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Seven locations searched by Gardaí as part of horsemeat investigation

Jun 6th 2019, 11:44 AM 59,007 Views 50 Comments

Searches took place across the country as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into horsemeat sales.

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 27 April, 2019

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,675 Views 43 Comments

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 18 March, 2019

Government to award €80k contract for 75,000 pet passports
# After Brexit
# After Brexit

Government to award €80k contract for 75,000 pet passports

Mar 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,393 Views 13 Comments

With requirements for pet travel to the UK likely to change with Brexit, the government is ordering a lot more pet passports.

# department-of-agriculture - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Department warns that people who illegally burn land risk prosecution
# Burning Land
# Burning Land

Department warns that people who illegally burn land risk prosecution

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:15 AM 12,188 Views 15 Comments

Burning land between 1 March and 31 August is an offence under the 1976 Wildlife Act.

# department-of-agriculture - Friday 22 February, 2019

Government issues estimated €4 million tender to station vets at border posts post-Brexit
# No Deal Fears
# No Deal Fears

Government issues estimated €4 million tender to station vets at border posts post-Brexit

Feb 22nd 2019, 8:00 PM 21,238 Views 25 Comments

This includes the possibility of placing them at potential border posts with Northern Ireland in the future.

# department-of-agriculture - Sunday 3 February, 2019

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer
# Deery Me
# Deery Me

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 47,157 Views 77 Comments

Annual culls are carried out by the OPW to manage the number of wild deer in the park.

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

Sep 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 33,114 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Agriculture said that if the disease reached Ireland, it would do “very serious damage to the pig industry”.

# department-of-agriculture - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow

Jun 26th 2018, 8:14 PM 24,306 Views 30 Comments

Temperatures are due to range between 24 to 30 degrees tomorrow, according to Met Éireann.

# department-of-agriculture - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'
# Electric Shock
# Electric Shock

'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 PM 39,794 Views 83 Comments

There are calls for the Ireland to follow Scotland in banning the use of the canine training devices.

# department-of-agriculture - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'Absolutely horrendous': 16 abandoned, malnourished donkeys rescued in Mayo
# Animal Abuse
# Animal Abuse

'Absolutely horrendous': 16 abandoned, malnourished donkeys rescued in Mayo

Jan 30th 2018, 10:21 AM 22,427 Views 60 Comments

One donkey was already dead when the Department of Agriculture arrived at the scene.

# department-of-agriculture - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Bullock with serious injuries left unaided and alone at Mayo cattle mart for 10 hours
# Ballina
# Ballina

Bullock with serious injuries left unaided and alone at Mayo cattle mart for 10 hours

Aug 22nd 2017, 6:01 AM 82,111 Views 107 Comments

The animal was euthanised after being left in distress from morning until evening after sustaining a broken leg.

# department-of-agriculture - Sunday 6 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 6th 2017, 7:00 PM 24,819 Views 65 Comments

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

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France
# Be Vigilant
# Be Vigilant

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

Jun 24th 2017, 10:51 AM 10,317 Views 9 Comments

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

# department-of-agriculture - Sunday 30 April, 2017

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey
# Hen Harriers
# Hen Harriers

State scheme teams up farmers with endangered birds of prey

Apr 30th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,816 Views 28 Comments

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

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Sixth case of bird flu in Ireland found in whooper swan
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Sixth case of bird flu in Ireland found in whooper swan

Feb 4th 2017, 2:56 PM 10,136 Views 9 Comments

The risk to humans is considered to be very low but the public is advised not to handle sick or dead birds.

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

Egypt reopens its beef market to Irish farmers ending 17-year ban

Jan 5th 2017, 1:30 PM 11,530 Views 33 Comments

Five firms have got the green light to export to the major consumer market.

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 2 January, 2017

'Fantastic progress' in 2016 but animals in Irish circuses 'continue to suffer'
# Anmal Welfare
# Anmal Welfare

'Fantastic progress' in 2016 but animals in Irish circuses 'continue to suffer'

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 8,682 Views 8 Comments

Four circuses were inspected by officials in 2016, but the minister says “no significant animal welfare issues were identified”.

# department-of-agriculture - Friday 30 December, 2016

Bird flu found in wild duck in Wexford
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Bird flu found in wild duck in Wexford

Dec 30th 2016, 5:55 PM 10,951 Views 17 Comments

The H5N8 virus is highly pathogenic, and has been found across the UK and Europe in recent times.

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England
# H5N8
# H5N8

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

Dec 17th 2016, 2:17 PM 5,540 Views 4 Comments

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

# department-of-agriculture - Friday 12 June, 2015

Own a dog? You have to microchip it very soon
# A Side Of Chips
# A Side Of Chips

Own a dog? You have to microchip it very soon

Jun 12th 2015, 1:52 PM 13,527 Views 24 Comments

The government is providing €100,000 to charities who provide the service.

# department-of-agriculture - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Wildlife group calls for government to stand up against lobbying for deer cull
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Wildlife group calls for government to stand up against lobbying for deer cull

May 23rd 2015, 3:00 PM 8,938 Views 16 Comments

Deer have moved into the lowlands in recent years and are impacting more and more on the livelihoods of farmers, representative groups are saying.

# department-of-agriculture - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

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

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

May 12th 2015, 10:56 AM 13,781 Views 39 Comments

Farmers have made claims against the Department of Agriculture.

# department-of-agriculture - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Outbreak of Salmonella at seven Irish poultry farms
# Chickens
# Chickens

Outbreak of Salmonella at seven Irish poultry farms

Apr 2nd 2015, 11:29 AM 15,188 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Agriculture said there are no food safety risks to the public.

# department-of-agriculture - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry

Oct 29th 2014, 7:36 PM 24,505 Views 41 Comments

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

# department-of-agriculture - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here's how a new app could solve the beef crisis for farmers
# Mooving Stock
# Mooving Stock

Here's how a new app could solve the beef crisis for farmers

Oct 12th 2014, 10:15 AM 11,528 Views 13 Comments

The Beef Pricewatch App will allow farmers to track factory prices.

# department-of-agriculture - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
# Catchy
# Catchy

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

Oct 1st 2014, 4:45 PM 10,311 Views 17 Comments

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

# department-of-agriculture - Monday 4 August, 2014

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years
# Eradication
# Eradication

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years

Aug 4th 2014, 8:45 AM 10,303 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.

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