Northern Ireland
NI farm borrowings fall to five-year low
Kieran Mailey
The level of debt accrued on NI farms fell to a five-year low point in 2022, with fewer loans being applied for.
23 March 2023 News
Woman who broke tractor windows with golf club escapes conviction
The woman admitted to smashing windows of her husband’s tractor in 2020 with a sand wedge at a time when the man hadn’t paid up €200,000 arising from a 2019 family law court separation agreement.
24 February 2023 Pigs
Pig prices up 8c/kg but farmers yet to break even
Farmers faced an unexpected 4c/kg cut last month, meaning that Friday's price rise leaves farmers only 4c/kg better off in prices than they were at the turn of the year.
High debt overshadows brighter pig price outlook for 2023
Pig farmers are expected to return to the green in 2023 - but to nowhere near the level where significant repayments can be made from pig sales to last year's debt.
15 February 2023 Pigs
ICSA spearheads farmer-dedicated helpline
The ICSA hopes to be the first organisation to set up a helpline for farmers facing personal issues.
15 February 2023 News
Agri Careers: Getting ready for college financially
There is no doubt that third level education puts a financial burden on individuals and families. It’s important to have a look at the costs and what supports are available.
18 January 2023 Careers
Kerry’s private-equity-funded sweet deal
The announcement of sale of the portfolio last shows deep pockets in ag-food industry.
18 January 2023 News
Looking forward - interest rates
The holiday from ultra-low interest rates is over, for Government, households and commercial borrowers.
4 January 2023 Viewpoints