‘Cultural change needed among dog owners on approach to farmland’
Amy Forde
IFA sheep chair Kevin Comiskey said all dog owners should take heed that they are fully liable for all damage and suffering caused to farmers and their sheep by their dogs.
28 March 2023 News
INHFA calls for legislation to ban all non-working dogs on hills and farmland
Considerable fines need to be handed out to those caught with non-working dogs on farmland and it should be considered a criminal offence, the INHFA has argued.
28 March 2023 News
Increased fines of €5,000 proposed for dog owners with out-of-control dogs
Forty new dog wardens, increased fines for owners of out-of-control dogs and improving dog traceability recommended in new report.
Seven farmers named on Revenue's latest tax defaulters list
These fines are in respect of the period from 1 October 2022 to 31 December 2022.
8 March 2023 News
Higher fines on the table in bid to clamp down on dog attacks
A report recommending actions on dog control is due to Minister McConalogue and Minister Humphreys next week.
24 February 2023 News
Judge orders peat cutter to pay €7,700 after unlicensed peat extraction
The unlicensed peat cutting was done in Tullycross near Athlone, Co Westmeath, in 2022.
Daily fines against State over Derrybrien wind farm cease
The State was being fined €15,000 per day over the Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway.
Agri-food regulator edges closer to establishment
The regulator will have powers to levy fines of up to €10m on buyers, including retailers, food producers and processors for unfair trading practices.
19 January 2023 News
Working group established to tackle dog control issues
Ministers McConalogue and Humphreys met to discuss how their departments can address shared concerns regarding dog control and ownership.
10 January 2023 News
New agri-food regulator to ‘reward farmers appropriately’ in terms of income
The Cabinet has approved the agricultural and food supply chain bill 2022 for presentation to Dáil Éireann.
29 November 2022 News
Fines of up to €10m for companies that engage in unfair trading practices
Some €4m has been allocated next year for the establishment of the regulator, as was announced in Budget 2023.
27 November 2022 News
Fertiliser database ‘gap’ in North could be easily closed – Cahill TD
Jackie Cahill TD stated that while the fertiliser database ‘loophole’ could be solved by seeking NI herd numbers, unregistered North-south movements will be more difficult to control.
21 November 2022 News