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David Wall, president of the Fertilizer Association of Ireland, addresses the FAI members at their AGM.
3 February 2024 Opinion
Opinion: farmers' fellowship of the ring-roads sends clear message
While the slogan of Thursday's IFA tractor demonstration was 'enough is enough', it was the Boomtown Rats, not Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand in Pat O'Toole's head.
2 February 2024 News
Phil Hogan takes aim at Government on farmer policies
Not one to miss an opportunity, the former Trade Commissioner sent a shot across the bows at his Fine Gael colleagues, suggesting they are not doing enough for Irish farmers to deliver income sources.
Irish farmers need to carefully time any protests
Should Irish farmers take to the streets, as their Belgian, French and German counterparts have done? Not now, thinks Francie Gorman, and he may be right.
31 January 2024 Dealer
National centre of excellence to support grassroots food businesses opened
More than €8m has been provided in capital funding for the Bia Innovator campus project located at Teagasc Athenry.
26 January 2024 News
Opinion: farmers, like the faithful, face the fear of the unknown
Watching The Traitors, a penny has dropped, writes Pat O'Toole. We exist in a constant state of uncertainty when we can't see all the pieces on the board.
20 January 2024 Opinion
Dempsey at Large: ACRES on steroids
It’s instructive to look at what has been happening just across the Irish Sea in England.
17 January 2024 Viewpoints
Ash dieback project triumphs at Young Scientist
Abigail O’Brien Murray, Erica O’Brien Murray and Olivia O’Shea won two awards at this year's BT Young Scientists for their project on ash dieback.
15 January 2024 News
ICMSA welcomes new EU council’s position on food security
Belgium took over the presidency of the council of the EU, stating that it will pay “specific attention to our food production autonomy”.
5 January 2024 News
Labour plans to cut farm support budget
Farmers in Northern Ireland currently receive around £300m from the UK’s overall 3bn farm budget.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: a brief history of land reclamation
Irish land reclamation was the war cry for the past 250 years, and I think we should mark its passing with a brief history.
3 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Farm-fresh gelato from the Cooley Peninsula
Agricultural science student Micheal John Hanlon from County Louth talks about diversifying his farm and the journey that has led him to making farm-fresh gelato.
1 January 2024 Diversification