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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Farm

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
Farmland prices hit highest level since Celtic tiger, according to new annual report
Business buyers have also been active, purchasing 43% of the farmland sold last year.
Last year
# food waste
UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields
Ukrainians had temporarily partly filled the gap but since the Russian invasion many have been stuck in their homeland.
All time
# Charged
Man (50s) charged over death of woman (70s) in Co Galway farm incident
The woman was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle.
# Eviction
Eighth man arrested in connection with Strokestown eviction
The events in December followed the repossession of a property by private security personnel days earlier.
# Roscommon
Seventh man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge
The events in December followed the repossession of a property by private security personnel days earlier.
# contact
'I like those collisions... Sometimes you go, ‘that’s a good f***ing hit, man’'
Getting run over by his dad’s truck at the age of six prepared CJ Stander for a love of contact.
# green green grass
Farmers having been 'milking on' past Christmas and making tonnes and tonnes of butter
It’s been an exceptionally productive period for Ireland’s dairy farmers.
# medicinal use
IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis
Health Minister Simon Harris says he would like to see Irish farmers growing cannabis crops.
# Galway
Man arrested in connection with death of woman on farm earlier this year
A woman in her 70s was fatally injured when she was struck by an agricultural vehicle on a farm in Galway in April.
# Gort
70-year-old killed in Galway farming accident
An Garda Síochána are investigating the incident.
# People Power
'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds
The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.
# Kilkenny
'A terrible tragedy': Farmer (90s) dies in accident on Kilkenny farm
HSA inspectors arrived on the scene this afternoon to carry out an investigation.
# Ennis
Pensioner says he didn't allow gardaí onto his property as he thought they were 'thugs in hoodies'
The man claimed garda ID was shown but it was at a distance.
# embrace farm
'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating
Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.
# Emyvale
Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm
Two others were taken to hospital, but neither are believed to be in a critical condition.
# Arrears
Farmer sues receiver and 'vulture fund' who have threatened to sell his stock
He fears such action would destroy his business, the High Court has heard.
# Health and Safety
Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.
# Nematodirus
Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned
It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.
# Fermanagh
'Devastating news': Four-year-old boy dies following incident on farm
Police attended the scene in Fermanagh last night.
# not a baaad days work
Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain
But not before they tried out their own sheep impressions.
# farm safety
Man dies in Hacketstown farming accident
The Health and Safety Authority and the gardaí are investigating his death.
# Derry
Elderly woman 'killed by cattle' on farm
The woman in her was killed while working on her farm.
# send me a pumpkin
8 cringey things you definitely did if you were obsessed with FarmVille
2009. What a time to be on Facebook.
# Wexford
Farmer airlifted to hospital after accident involving cow
It is believed the man was stood on by the cow while working in a field on the farm.
# rural crime
'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'
Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.
# Cork
Receivers regain possession of farm belonging to former Ireland's Fittest Family winners
ACC Loan Management is owed €2.4 million by Peter and Tracey Kingston.
# High Court
Former Ireland's Fittest Family winners ordered to hand over Cork farm
ACC is owed €2.4 million by Peter and Tracey Kingston.
# Animal Farm
Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why
Researchers have pinpointed the reason for the low-rates of asthma in children living on Amish farms.
# on the farm
8 puns that could only happen on an Irish farm
Haaaaay there.
# Fethard
Man in his 20s dies after farm vehicle overturns
It is believed he is not from Ireland and was working on the farm.
# Cork
Three firefighters rushed to hospital after explosion in Macroom
The incident happened on farmland early this morning.
# keep her lit
15 things that could only happen on Irish farms
Hit the Diff.
# Fatal
Man killed in Cavan farm incident this morning
He was working alone on his farm at the time of the incident.
# hanging
15 of the most Irish Snapchats ever
A nation untied under snaps.
# baa ram ewe
We can't get enough of this cute Kilkenny lamb who thinks she's a dog
We love you Little Dorrit.
# Kilcolgan
Boy (8) dies in Galway farming accident
He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later.
# Tragic
19-year-old killed in Offaly farming accident named as GAA player Adam Mangan
The accident happened yesterday afternoon near Derryarkin in the midlands county.
# Dungannon
16 lambs with 'poisonous meat' stolen from Tyrone farm
The lambs would not be ready to enter the food chain for another six weeks.
# just hangin' out
Man caught drinking beer with hogs in the nip told cops: "I just like pigs"
He was drinking a six-pack of Hamm’s. No, really…
# resting place
Mayo farmer wins right to build himself a burial plot on his land
The farmer has no next of kin and would like to always remain on his land.