Northern Ireland
High Court hears badger cull case
Peter McCann
Crucially, the legal case does not challenge DAERA’s decision to proceed with a badger cull in NI.
17 November 2022 News
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.
16 November 2022 News
Department seeks legal advice on farmer database plans
The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has also been consulted on the bill, which will allow farmers’ fertiliser and veterinary medicine information to be shared with some State bodies.
Limousin SGM cancelled after legal advice
Acting CEO Pat Mulvehill issued a letter to all members over the last few days stating that the proposed SGM could not go ahead based on legal advice.
15 November 2022 News
ICMSA warns that Supreme Court ruling is a 'crank's charter'
The ruling means that litigants challenging planning decisions on environmental grounds may not be exposed to the entire legal costs should their court action fail.
13 November 2022 News
Legal opinion on vet medicines rejected by Department
Co-ops and licensed merchants have been calling on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to allow certain staff to prescribe dosing products.
19 October 2022 News
Tirlán fixed milk price row goes public
A highly charged Tirlán fixed milk suppliers meeting heard harrowing accounts from some of the worst-affected farmers in the scheme.
19 October 2022 News
Change maker Helen McEntee
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee spoke to Caitríona Morrissey about tackling domestic violence, rural crime and juggling politicis with parenting, ahead of the Women in Agriculture conference 2022.
12 October 2022 Features
Legal view: Tirlán could be fined for data breach
Tirlán suppliers have the option to go to the Data Protection Commissioner to lodge a formal complaint in relation to the data breach, writes James Staines of Staines Law.
12 October 2022 Opinion
Department considers legal opinion on vet medicines
There is precedent for Minister of Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to amend legislation to allow the prescribing of anti-parasitic drugs in co-ops and licensed merchants, says Ray Doyle of ICOS.
12 October 2022 News
Wexford farmer gets 70-day stay on vulture fund sale of farm
A Wexford farmer has called on his neighbours and other farmers not to bid at the sale of his lands by a vulture fund.
14 September 2022 News
Farmers urged to make an enduring power of attorney
The Irish Farmers Association has highlighted that only 6% of Irish adults have an enduring power of attorney, compared with the 30% to 40% typically seen in other European countries.
12 September 2022 News