Grapevine: This Co Dublin farmer has set the standard for Irish viticulture
Janine Kennedy
Irish wine from Irish grown grapes? David Llewellyn has achieved what many have often felt to be impossible with his line of Lusca wines. Janine Kennedy chats with the Co Dublin winemaker.
8 November 2023 News
Horticulture investment aid scheme open for 2024
Announcing the scheme, Minister Hackett said that although there are a number of challenges currently facing this industry, the focus must be on embracing opportunities.
1 November 2023 News
Organic Farming Scheme opens on 3 November
The scheme will remain open for applications from Friday 3 November until Friday 8 December, providing a five-week window for applications to be submitted.
News podcast: GPS slurry clamp down and dairy’s economic value
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
27 October 2023 News
'Astounding' that food regulator not yet functioning
IFA president Tim Cullinan was speaking in front of the Oireachtas agriculture Committee last Wednesday where challenges facing the fruit and vegetable sector were being discussed.
25 October 2023 News
Consumers changing what they eat
The narrative is that Irish farmers need to change from the traditional meat and milk production to alternatives, such as vegetable growing.
25 October 2023 Viewpoints
Exclusion of mushroom sector from crisis fund is ‘beyond belief’ – IFA
The mushroom sector has gone through torrid times and those growers who have managed to stay in the business have done very well to hold on, IFA's Niall McCormack has said.
19 October 2023 News
Agri Careers: cultivating growth at the Midlands Prison
Caitríona Bolger pays a visit to Portlaoise to learn about the talent and productivity taking place behind the walls of the Midlands – the country’s largest prison.
18 October 2023 Education
Horticulture Crisis Fund opens for applications
The fund, according to the Department, is a support measure that will be provided in the form of a once-off payment to a range of horticultural growers.
17 October 2023 News
Veg sector consolidation not keeping pace with grower exodus – Bord Bia
The number of field vegetable growers is dwindling, as low margins continue to squeeze those who remain in the sector.
12 October 2023 News
Fruit and veg growers seek share of EU crisis reserve funds
Government was awarded €9.5m of EU crisis funds - which can be co-funded with another 200% of national funds - that horticulture growers say is needed urgently for their sector.
3 October 2023 News
Lidl Ireland promoted UK vegetables using Bord Bia QA mark
Bord Bia is investigating a retailer for potentially misusing its logo on promotional materials, but it could not name the retailer under investigation.
6 September 2023 News