56% of agricultural employers inspected by WRC in breach of employment law
Anne O'Donoghue
In total, the WRC recovered €35,584 in unpaid wages last year in the agricultural sector.
16 May 2024 News
More inspections to address water quality 'on the way'
Increased inspections, alongside 46 catchment management plans, will be introduced in a revised Water Action Plan, says Minister for Nature Malcolm Noonan.
10 May 2024 News
Issues remain with charter of rights - IFA
It is vital to secure a new charter that is fit for purpose and serves farmers well in a practical and real way over the next number of years, IFA Connacht chair Brendan Golden has said.
News Podcast: TB, septic tank inspections and fertiliser penalties
The latest farming news from TB herd incidence and septic tank inspections to potential penalties facing farmers who exceed their phosphorus levels.
10 May 2024 News
HSA farm safety inspections under way
The HSA has begun inspecting farms nationwide to focus on safe use of machinery on farms. Farmers are urged to address maintenance or servicing issues with their machinery.
10 May 2024 News
Half of septic tanks failed inspection in 2023
The EPA said a “significant number” of failed septic tanks were identified as posing a risk to human health and the environment.
8 May 2024 News
Pragmatism governs UK border checks
UK import checks have started this week on a phased basis, which means the box is ticked after several postponements.
5 May 2024 News
Department could take over the inspection of small abattoirs
Approximately 30 local authority veterinary inspectors carry out food safety duties at some 500 smaller abattoirs across the country.
1 May 2024 News
Scrapping derogation ‘won’t solve’ water quality issues
The Irish Government is 'absolutely committed' to seeking another derogation post-2025, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said.
1 May 2024 News
Political system must stand up for farmers - IFA
Ahead of June’s European and local elections, the IFA launched its election manifesto outlining key issues for farmers.
24 April 2024 News
MEPs back cuts to CAP red tape
The easing of red tape will allow member states give tillage farmers more flexibility on crop diversification and stubble cultivation rules.
24 April 2024 News
IFA’s nine key asks of politicians ahead of local and European elections
Nine key issues have been identified by the Irish Farmers' Association ahead of the upcoming European and local elections in June.
16 April 2024 News