'Law is against sheep farmers when it comes to dog attacks'
Ellen Durkin
There are 155,209 breeding ewes in Wicklow with 233,000 lambs born every year, making the county the fifth-largest in Ireland in terms of sheep numbers.
8 February 2023 Amii
Editorial: the eternal Irish love affair with land
Love might conquer all but with so much at stake on farms, is legislation the best way to make sure that both parties are protected in the event of a breakup. Amii McKeever writes.
8 February 2023 Features
The Irish land questions - where it all began
In this three-part series, historian Tony Mc Carthy traces the history of Irish land and, in particular, the tenurial systems which determined who owned and occupied it.
Farmers win appeal over €137,914 capital gains tax bill
A case was heard before the Tax Appeal Commission over 16.5 acres sold in 2005 on which no capital gains tax was paid by the married couple selling the land.
4 February 2023 News
Legal query: ‘property being scoped for robbery’
Agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a query from a reader concerned that trespassers on their land might have been 'scoping' the property for robbery
11 January 2023 Features
Jail for fraudster involved in farm machinery scams
Victims of this fraud paid for items, such as €11,700 for a tractor, which they then never received, the court heard. Isabel Hayes reports.
4 January 2023 News
New veterinary and fertiliser rules expected ‘by Christmas’
It is looking like farmers will need a prescription to buy wormers from 1 January, as Minister McConalogue expects a tightening of veterinary medicine rules to become law by Christmas.
28 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
McConalogue seeks clarity on ‘issues’ with EU rewetting plans
Minister McConalogue cited concerns relating to proposed farmland rewetting targets that the Commission is seeking to impose across the EU.
22 November 2022 News
CETA's Canada trade deal ruling only frustrates ratification
Court ruling on Canada trade deal frustrates the ratification process, but it will continue to operate provisionally, as it has been for the past five years.
11 November 2022 News
874 arrests for farm labour law violations across EU
No arrests were made in Ireland over the week-long operation, which took place last month.
18 October 2022 News
Minister English to modernise work permits system
The Employment Permits Bill 2022 aims to allow Ireland to better compete for global talent and fill labour market gaps.
12 October 2022 News