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Sweeping water quality inspections for Laois farmers
Barry Murphy
Farmers in the River Douglas catchment area in Co Laois are being inspected due to the EPA’s concerns over the water quality of the river.
21 November 2022 News
HSA ramps up farm safety inspections from Monday in week-long campaign
The nationwide farm inspection campaign by the Health and Safety Authority will focus on farmer health and wellbeing.
21 November 2022 News
Man dies following farm incident in Donegal
The incident occurred on a farm in Donegal on Sunday morning.
North-south gap in vet med rules threatens exports - report
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has issued a report recommending 19 changes to the legislation which will introduce two farmer databases.
17 November 2022 News
EPA should ‘back off farmers’ - Offaly TD
The EPA said it wants more farmers to be inspected by county councils in its environmental enforcement report for 2021.
15 November 2022 News
New Irish app to geo tag your photos for CAP payments
A new app has been launched by Irish developers and it should make inspection of some schemes easier.
15 November 2022 News
County councils need to ramp up farm inspections – EPA
The EPA has called on local authorities to conduct more inspections of farms amid efforts to improve water quality.
15 November 2022 Climate and environment
Pressure on to get farmers into ACRES
The workload involved in ACRES plans has proved much more tedious than that of GLAS and advisers are struggling to get plans done before the deadline. Darren Carty and Rachel Donovan report.
2 November 2022 News
Farmers fined for removing landscape features
One of the biggest changes from next year in the next CAP, will centre around landscape features on farms.
The top five cross compliance non-compliances found in 2021
Over 8,000 cross-compliance inspections were carried out by the Department of Agriculture last year.
2 November 2022 News
Over half of farmers inspected breach cattle-tagging rules
Last year, 3,607 cattle identification and registration inspections were carried out and of this number 2,255 failed the inspection.
2 November 2022 News
Data protection concerns raised on farm prescription plans
Senator Tim Lombard has called for the involvement of the Data Protection Commissioner in assessing whether the sharing of farmer data will be legal.
26 October 2022 News