Dempsey at Large: a blueprint for European farming
Matt Dempsey
Process may be important, but if it doesn’t deal with crunch issues, it is of little real value.
25 March 2024 News
Mayo IFA protest receives ‘unanimous’ support from councillors
Mayo IFA held its ‘Enough is Enough’ protest at the council’s monthly meeting in Castlebar this Monday.
24 March 2024 News
CAP simplification is a no brainer
Cutting farmer bureaucracy doesn't cost the EU a euro and removal of inspections for smaller farmers is a welcome first step.
Dempsey at Large: the real value of a tonne of wheat
The basic need for farmers to either expand their output or to develop other sources of income to maintain their living standards remain.
20 March 2024 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: Farmer protests are justified
Farmers are being "victimised and blamed" says Gerald Potterton, and he believes farmer protests are justified.
13 March 2024 Farmer Writes
Have your say: EU survey on ‘administrative burden’ faced by farmers
The European Commission has launched an online survey for farmers that is open until 8 April.
7 March 2024 News
Agriculture is doing its part - is everyone else?
It is the lifeblood of rural Ireland and produces enough food to feed 40,000,000 people. Agriculture is doing its part. Macra president Elaine Houlihan asks if everyone else is doing the same.
6 March 2024 Community
Watch: farmers block border crossings between France and Spain
A tractor blockade of crossings along Spain's border with France has entered its third day.
29 February 2024 News
Farmers dump slurry and tyres at Brussels farmer protest
Ahead of the meeting of the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers on Monday, protesting farmers off-loaded slurry, crashed through police barricades and set piles of tyres on fire.
28 February 2024 News
IFA protests gathering speed
IFA branches are now not only targeting county council buildings, but are also taking to the streets in tractor convoys.
28 February 2024 News
Farmer Writes: farmers must stand united
We're all working towards a similar goal in the same sector; production of food for the public at large and a fair price for our produce, writes Karen McCabe.
28 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Long-term real cost of trade deals
If the specification of the product entering the EU is not at the same standard, it makes fools of farmers' efforts at sustainability and quality.
28 February 2024 Viewpoints