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# farming - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Teenager dies after suspected electrocution on Limerick farm

The boy is believed to have been electrocuted on a farm in Newcastle West at around 2.45pm this afternoon.

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

# farming - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Sunshine causes problems for Ireland's water supply

Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture has issued a warning about heat stress on farm animals and called for increased cull rates to minimise queuing times at abattoirs.

# farming - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Progress made on CAP reform as Luxembourg meetings continue

The IFA has reacted somewhat positively to the movements in Europe but still has warnings.

# farming - Monday 24 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms Load Of Bull This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal

“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.

# farming - Friday 14 June, 2013

Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland

The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.

# farming - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers

EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.

# farming - Saturday 11 May, 2013

From The42 Lucky 13 - Questions for Kilkenny hurler Walter Walsh Cool Cat

Lucky 13 - Questions for Kilkenny hurler Walter Walsh

What’s his favourite sport other than hurling? What three celebrities would he like to have dinner with? And what are his pre-match superstitions?

# farming - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc

The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.

# farming - Sunday 28 April, 2013

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone" Agri Accidents This post contains videos

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

# farming - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Kenny acknowledges 'close relationship between farmers and their animals'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that some farmers were experiencing difficulties with fodder shortages because of the recent bad weather but ruled out setting up a special task force on the issue.

# farming - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'

Henry Burns said the deal with hit the most productive farmers the hardest.

Agreement reached on CAP reform

European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.

# farming - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut

An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.

# farming - Monday 4 March, 2013

Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo

The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.

# farming - Sunday 3 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

IFA holds emergency meeting, claims minister is 'letting farmers down'

The Irish Farmers’ Association said the outcomes of Minister Coveney’s meetings with EU ministers have not reflected his stated aims.

# farming - Monday 25 February, 2013

Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations

However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.

# farming - Friday 4 January, 2013

Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon

The animals were killed by a number of dogs last Saturday in a field in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

# farming - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Number of workplace deaths in 2012 down by 13 per cent

47 people sustained fatal workplace injuries in 2012, down from 54 the previous year; farming is the most dangerous profession.

# farming - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Man dies on Clare farm after falling from a roof

The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on the farm in Cooraclare.

# farming - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk

Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.

# farming - Thursday 15 November, 2012

ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts

The association said there is a need for a change in the tagging system as well as a comprehensive database like that for cattle.

# farming - Sunday 28 October, 2012

ICSA’s Pre-Budget Submission says vital farm schemes must be protected

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for vital farm schemes to be protected from cuts and a tougher stance on public sector pay and allowances.

# farming - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Tyrone farmer killed in farm accident

The industry in Northern Ireland has seen a growing number of fatalities in recent years.

# farming - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Iran to lift ban on Irish beef

Irish beef will be back on the menu in Iran shortly, an Oireachtas committee heard today.

# farming - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

From The42 VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland's moving tribute to Ulster's Nevin Spence Suftum This post contains videos

VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland's moving tribute to Ulster's Nevin Spence

The poignant piece was aired before Mark Anscombe’s side played Connacht on at the weekend.

# farming - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships

After spending the last three years in Kildare, the 81st National Ploughing Championships has moved to the (hopefully) sunny South-East.

# farming - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The42 Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence Suftum

Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence

“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”

# farming - Sunday 16 September, 2012

From The42 Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots Tragedy

Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots

There has been an outpouring of grief across the world following the farming accident in Co Down.

# farming - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.

# farming - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins

The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.

# farming - Thursday 23 August, 2012

One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems

Isolation and loneliness among farmers can make them more vulnerable to mental health issues, says study.

Column: GM crops aren’t just about science – this is a political decision

Genetically modified crops aren’t just a matter for scientists – their use says something about big corporations and the rest of us, writes Fergal Anderson.

# farming - Monday 13 August, 2012

Pedestrian struck by farm vehicle in Co Cavan

The woman was pronounced dead after incident near Kilcogy village today.

# farming - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Unexpected CSO Release of the Day

Did you know there are 1,570,600 pigs in Ireland? You do sow, sorry, now.

# farming - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Farming bodies against asset testing for third-level grants

Interest groups say the move could result in children from low-income families being refused maintenance assistance.

# farming - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Irish lamb now on the menu in Singapore

Singapore has opened its trade doors to Irish sheep meat.