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An open letter to the Minister of Agriculture Charlie McConalogue
Letters to the Editor
Open letter to Minister McConaalogue - John O’Brien, deputy chairperson – Barryroe Co-Op, chairperson – Clona Dairies, ICOS member, NDC member.
Loughrea Mart extends ‘deepest sympathies’ to family of man who died at sale
26 September 2023 Letters
Loughrea Mart extends ‘deepest sympathies’ to family of man who died at sale
The deceased has been named by Loughrea Mart as Michael McLoughlin, a “well-known customer” of the mart.
One-week extension granted for spreading slurry
21 September 2023 Letters
One-week extension granted for spreading slurry
Minister McConalogue confirmed on Thursday that farmers will have an extra week to spread slurry than had been previously permitted.
Potential Galway greenway
"Now is the time to revisit the whole concept." - Tricha Donohue, on behalf of Kilcolgan Greenway Action Group, East Galway Greenway Action Group, Coastal Greenway Action Group.
20 September 2023 Letters
Letters to the editor on EPA and financial viability
It will not stop at agriculture - it will also have a severe impact on tourism as no tourist wants to visit a countryside devoid of life.
20 September 2023 Letters
Agri jobs: role on southeast dairy farm
The Irish Farmers Journal has compiled some of the latest roles available in the farm sector this week.
16 September 2023 News
A tribute to Fr Felix Byrne, Monaseed, Co Wexford
A tribute to Very Reverend Canon Felix Byrne, Monaseed, Co Wexford.
13 September 2023 Letters
Letter advocating for carbon farming programme
"An all stick-and-no-carrot approach only makes it more difficult for farmers" - Sean Kelly, MEP for Ireland South.
13 September 2023 Letters
Letter about 30-year reunion for UCD class of 1993
"UCD reunion - class of 1993" - 30 September - reunion in Kilkenny
13 September 2023 Letters
Government to see if it can ‘alleviate’ derogation cut pressures
The Government will see what it might be able to do to take pressure off derogation farmers facing a stocking rate cut, an Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said.
12 September 2023 Letters
Milk intake down 0.8% to end of July - CSO
Processors' intake of raw milk fell in two of the EU’s top five milk producers up to July 2023.
5 September 2023 Letters
Letter reminding farmers about previous harvests
"Farming is still the main industry in this country and is a great way of life." - Martin Dunne, retired farmer, High Meadow, Clonard, Mountrath, Co Laois
30 August 2023 Letters