Courses to develop practical skills in the Burren
Sarah McIntosh
For those interested in developing their practical skills, ‘Common Knowledge’ offers courses in building, making, and mending, in a hands-on experience in Co Clare.
Planning refused for Clare wind farm due to hen harrier concerns
When taken in conjunction with other wind farms in the area, the wind farm would result in unacceptable cumulative adverse impacts on the hen harrier, the appeals board said. Gordon Deegan reports.
22 March 2023 News
Farmer party comes from nowhere to top Dutch elections
The surge of the Farmer-Citizen Movement to become the biggest single force in representative politics in the Netherlands is a reflection of resistance to government action on farming’s footprint.
There is life beyond the CAP – in forestry
There is flexibility in the CAP as farmers who wish to plant in the future can do so without risking clawback of monies already paid out. Mark McAuley, director of Forest Industries Ireland, reports.
22 March 2023 Community
Listen to the Macra podcast for a flavour of what the organisation is all about
A new episode of the Macra podcast is released every Friday and it can be listened to on Spotify, Acast and Amazon podcasts.
22 March 2023 Community
Difference in fertiliser price between north and south costing farmers €250m
It’s unacceptable for co-ops and merchants to keep fertiliser prices at inflated levels, IFA president Tim Cullinan has said.
22 March 2023 Community
Nine counties eligible for €200,000 wind farm benefit fund
Community platform ChangeX in conjunction with wind farm developer Greencoat Renewables have this week launched a new fund for communities within 5-10km of one of their wind farms
22 March 2023 News
Delayed farm payments completely unacceptable - independent chair needed
IFA rural development chair Michael Biggins said farmers, particularly those in the vulnerable sectors, simply cannot afford any delay in farm payments.
15 March 2023 Community
State support needed to help facilitate generational renewal
Macra chief executive officer Mick Curran calls for State support for the Land Mobility service.
15 March 2023 Community
Obituary: a tribute to Tommy Shannon
Tommy Shannon was a Cavan man, a machinery man and a successful businessman. A name fondly sounded throughout Ireland, having held the solution to the problems of many. Damien Burns pens this tribute
9 March 2023 News
Clonakilty wins Macra national Capers final
Conor Murphy, competitions chair, reports on the Capers final, which took place in Ovens, Co Cork, in February.
8 March 2023 Community
New measures in TB programme will reduce burden of controls on farmers - IFA
IFA animal health chair TJ Maher said the new arrangements agreed for the TB programme meet two key criteria for farmers.
8 March 2023 Community