Farmers facing significant losses from deer grazing grassland - report
Rachel Donovan
The Wicklow Deer Management Project started in 2018 with the aim of establishing at least three new deer management units in the county and to put deer management on a more professional basis.
16 February 2023 News
Wild venison market promotion needed - Irish Deer Commission
A wild venison market would complement Ireland’s existing meat sector, says the Irish Deer Commission.
1 February 2023 News
Cahill calls for deer cull following collision
Rising Tipperary deer numbers saw one collide with a car being driven by Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill.
Record 55,000 wild deer culled
The Irish Deer Commission has pointed that many stakeholders discussing rising deer populations don’t realise that there is already a significant annual cull already.
1 February 2023 News
Deer spreading and populations rising
Researcher Kilian Murphy has tracked changes in the makeup of Ireland’s deer population from 2000 to 2018.
25 January 2023 News
Deer numbers: TB risk, silage loss and road safety issues
Rachel Donovan speaks to farmers and politicians in Wicklow, Galway and Waterford about their experience of growing deer populations.
25 January 2023 News
Farmer views wanted on deer culls
The consultation wants to here the public's views on control deer options, as well as the damage caused by deer.
21 December 2022 News
Fence state land to control deer – INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has slammed recent proposals to re-introduce the Lynx into Ireland in order to control deer numbers.
13 December 2022 News
Mountain cattle up for the jab
A TB vaccine programme may be considered for the cattle grazing the Wicklow uplands but it’ll mean they won’t end up in beef.
23 November 2022 News
Renewed calls for wolf introduction to cull deer
Wildlife enthusiasts and politicians in Donegal have come into conflict over the idea of releasing wolves to control deer populations.
12 November 2022 News
Wildlife ‘true cause’ of TB spread, not cattle movements - IFA
The Irish Farmers Association has criticised Department veterinary inspectors for what it says are “efforts to blacklist farmers” when it comes to their herd’s TB risk.
17 October 2022 News
Badger TB vaccination rates steady as costs rise
The Department of Agriculture has spent some €1.606m on vaccinating badgers so far this year.
15 October 2022 News