Northern Ireland
NI round-up: record high cow kill in NI, record low antibiotic use in UK
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry across Northern Ireland.
8 November 2022 News
Public accounts committee ‘concerned’ over ACRES funding
Concerns have been raised over whether funding for ACRES has come from Ireland's carbon taxes or the CAP.
2 November 2022 Dealer
Mansion House cribbing a fractious start to Christmas season
The Lord Mayor's decision to scrap the live crib is being described as virtue-signalling, "Scrooge-like", and "joyless". Farmers see it as part of an attack on everything they do.
TB control ‘not working’ as costs set to hit €1bn over 10 years - TD
Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy TD raised the issue of TB control with Minister McConalogue in the Dáil last week.
31 October 2022 News
Solar PV and farmers are a natural fit – Sinn Féin
Solar PV, both in terms of rooftop solar and solar farms, and farmers are a natural fit, according to Sinn Féin’s Darren O'Rourke.
13 October 2022 News
Mercosur ‘making a mockery’ of Ireland’s sustainable beef – Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin has called on the Government to inform the European Commission that it will veto the Mercosur trade deal.
7 October 2022 News
Opinion: Budget 2023 could be an election budget
The most leaked Irish budget ever could be this Government’s swansong. If it is, Saturday’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis is the start of the long lead-in to a marshalling of the canvassing armies.
1 October 2022 Opinion
Carthy eyes agriculture role by next Ploughing
Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesperson has eyes on the prize as he hopes for the future nod as Minister for Agriculture.
28 September 2022 News
Sinn Féin in favour of incentivising hemp farming
Matt Carthy TD outlined Sinn Féin’s views on a potential hemp sector in Irish farming.
27 September 2022 News
Target for organic production ‘anything but ambitious’ – Sinn Féin
The Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson has criticised the Government for a lack of ambition when it comes to increasing organic production.
26 September 2022 News
Budget '23: Sinn Féin proposes suckler cow payment of €300/head
Sinn Féin has outlined its proposals for the agricultural sector in the upcoming budget.
23 September 2022 News
Period of cheap food ‘going to change’ – Varadkar
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke to Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin representatives for their views on rising grocery price at this week’s Ploughing.
23 September 2022 News