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Editorial: comforting words that don’t mean much
Justin McCarthy
The commitment of Government to protecting the livelihood of farmers when developing a pathway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should be measured against its policies and not words.
‘Critical’ to remove barriers for farmers using solar panels – Green Party
Green Party TDs have criticised planning legislation which means farmers need to seek planning permission to install even one solar panel.
7 May 2022 News
Farmers won’t be told to cut cattle numbers - Leo Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it would make “no sense at all” to cut food production.
Agriculture sector going through ‘challenging times’ - Taoiseach
Taoiseach Micheál Martin commented on how resilient the farming sector has been during the pandemic.
7 May 2022 News
Greater management of dairy herd needed, says Dawn Meats executive
Too many calves not suitable for beef, says Dawn Meats executive at Fine Gael conference.
7 May 2022 News
Fine Gael touching base with the farming base
Once considered the automatic party of choice, Fine Gael now has to fight for support from farmers.
4 May 2022 Dealer
Sinn Féin to try to block turf sale ban
Sinn Féin is bringing forward a Dáil motion to provide clarity to rural dwellers on a potential ban on the sale of turf.
22 April 2022 News
Climate Change Advisory Council critical of Government energy policy
The council supports the Government’s current carbon tax plans, including using the revenue generated to invest in sustainable agriculture.
19 April 2022 News
Turf ban ‘not about putting your granny in prison’ – Minister Ryan
A proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf has led to a back and forth between Government leaders, with Minister Eamon Ryan now saying a common sense approach will be taken.
14 April 2022 News
Innovation Arena competition open ahead of Ploughing 2022
The competition winners will have the opportunity to showcase their products and agritech at the Ploughing Championships this September.
11 April 2022 News
Farm workers to be entitled to 70% of wage in sick pay
Approximately half of employees are not currently entitled to sick pay, Tánaiste and Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar has said.
6 April 2022 News
We need liquefied hydrogen not LNG – Tánaiste
Earlier this week the European Commission backed increasing LNG imports from non-Russian suppliers as a means to diversify its gas supply amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
9 March 2022 News