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Farm workers to be entitled to 70% of wage in sick pay
Noel Bardon
Approximately half of employees are not currently entitled to sick pay, Tánaiste and Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar has said.
1 April 2022 News
Importing peat could be ‘second Brexit’ for the mushroom sector – IFA
Mushroom growers could face a fivefold increase in peat costs after a High Court ruling on Harte Peat’s extraction of horticultural-grade peat.
30 March 2022 News
Mink farming banned as bill passes final stage
President Michael D Higgins is set to sign a bill into law in the coming weeks which will close down Ireland’s three mink farms.
Woman convicted of criminal damage to tractor over unpaid €200,000 debt
"You can’t go around wielding a golf club at anyone," the judge said.
29 March 2022 News
Cork firm loses challenge to Revenue’s green diesel rules
Eddie O’Keeffe from Ballynoe in east Cork maintained that wood-chipping units should be treated like concrete pumps or cranes.
15 March 2022 News
Over 100,000ha targeted for rewetting
Some 300,000ha of these lands are currently farmed in Ireland.
23 February 2022 News
Thousands of hectares of drained farm peatlands targeted for rewetting
A leaked law proposed by the European Commission has indicated that farming on as many as 70% of the country’s 300,000ha of farmed peat soils could be severely restricted.
23 February 2022 News
Farmer told to ‘sell a cow or go to jail’ in arrears dispute
A judge has issued a serious ultimatum to a farmer over €6,700 child maintenance arrears.
22 February 2022 News
The law of (physical not virtual) attraction
Replacing physical interactions with virtual may have been the COVID-19 norm but now is the time to get out there and mingle, writes Paul Numan.
9 February 2022 Living Life
Metal theft: Government shows ‘split personality’ to regulation – ICMSA
Metal theft incidences are increasing across the country and follow a lack of Government regulation and enforcement, says the ICMSA.
2 February 2022 News
Green growth can progress without climate bill
There are two climate change bills currently being considered at Stormont, but no guarantee either will make it into law before the Assembly is dissolved.
1 December 2021 News
New rights of way law comes into force
Minister for Justice Helene McEntee said the law averts a legal cliff-edge that was due to occur on 1 December.
30 November 2021 News