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Social Farming is 'more rewarding than I could ever put words to'
Niamh Murphy
Social Farming offers people the opportunity to spend time on a family farm in a healthy, supportive and inclusive environment.
Weather triggers serious farmer mental health concerns
29 May 2024 Feature
Weather triggers serious farmer mental health concerns
The general consensus in the agricultural sector is that the mood among farmers is on the floor.
Greek farmers question their future following flooding
15 May 2024 Feature
Greek farmers question their future following flooding
Last September, devastating flooding ripped through Greece’s agricultural heartland. With swathes of crops washed away, Anne O’Donoghue met with farmers trying to get back on their feet.
Watch: milking up to 300 organic ewes at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece
Michalis Avdanas and Catherina Kelliga milk 300 ewes in Elassóna, Greece. The farm started out with just 40 sheep and there are future plans to expand the flock to 500. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
8 May 2024 Feature
Dairying in Australia: lack of ‘red tape’ a draw for Monaghan farmer
Land availability and a lack of environmental regulation drew Monaghan man Brian Corr to Australia. Barry Murphy reports from Australia.
24 April 2024 News
Recalling the disastrous weather crisis of 1924-25
The Manchester Guardian claimed that around 750,000 people were under threat of severe hunger or famine.
24 April 2024 Feature
Clarkson back for series three to ‘show real farming’
While Clarkson’s Farm is known for showing farming in a fun light, series three isn’t shying away from many agricultural issues Irish farmers will be familiar with.
23 April 2024 Feature
ACRES scheme a proper disaster for the Burren, say farmers
Almost a year and a half on from the Burren Programme being replaced by ACRES, local farmers Michael Davoren and Michael Collins speak to Anne O’Donoghue about the impact on the landscape and farmers.
10 April 2024 Feature
Gort Mart on the silver screen
Gort Mart was recently transformed into a film set for the shooting of Where the Old Man Lives, a film that deals with isolation and rural crime. Anne O’Donoghue reports
3 April 2024 Feature
Global conflicts adding to climate problem
Climate change is hitting the most vulnerable food producing areas of the world the hardest, and this is made worse by global conflicts.
28 February 2024 Feature
Cork TB outbreak ‘came from nothing’
Farmers locked up as a result of TB outbreaks outline how the disease has impacted on their farms, Tommy Moyles reports.
28 February 2024 Feature
Efforts to save the curlew need to be 'upscaled'
The annual report from the Curlew Conservation Programme recorded 42 chicks reaching fledging stage last summer, up from 19 chicks in 2022.
3 January 2024 Feature