Northern Ireland
DAERA get animal health powers back
Peter McCann
Environment Secretary Steve Barclay “has exercised his discretion to not retain direction and control” over key policy areas.
Confusion over DAERA animal disease powers
The issue surrounds new Windsor Framework regulations where 19 pieces of EU legislation have come under the control of the UK government.
15 February 2024 Poultry
Industrial emissions directive targets small poultry and pig farmers - IFA
Without an amendment, the directive would bring very small pig and poultry units into a scenario where they needed a full EPA licence, the IFA warned.
MartBids Database: strong start to 2024 live exports
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including the latest on what’s happening in the country’s marts.
24 January 2024 Markets
Kerry suppliers: ‘you can curse the dark or turn on the light’
A meeting for Kerry Group milk suppliers interested in joining the Munster Dairy Producer Organisation (MDPO) was held last week online and was attended by over 200 people.
24 January 2024 News
RSA ‘unlikely’ to recommend mandatory testing for agricultural vehicles
In a statement to the IFJ, the RSA said it’s unlikely it will be recommending mandatory testing for agricultural vehicles. From our research, Ireland is in line with EU Directives on tractor testing.
3 January 2024 News
No NCT-style testing for farm tractors
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has told the Irish Farmers Journal that it is ‘unlikely’ it will be recommending mandatory testing for agricultural vehicles.
3 January 2024 News
Explainer: where do farmers stand with EU green deal?
There was a lot of movement in 2023 on the European Commission's green deal and Farm to Fork plans for farmers.
29 December 2023 Climate and environment