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Department of Agriculture

The number of applications remains low, despite the scheme now being open to all counties.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 20 April 2018
Dáil passes motion to introduce meal voucher scheme
TDs voted on Fianna Fáil's motion on fodder on Thursday in the Dáil.
By Odile Evans on 19 April 2018
Forestry payments for 2018 issued to farmers
Between €60m and €70m is usually paid in forest premiums each year.
By Michael Keaveny on 19 April 2018
Farmers are advised to contact their tag supply company to finalise arrangements should they have empty test samples.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
Farm water users that are highly stocked will need to register with the EPA on a new online system .
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 19 April 2018
A ban on PI animals entering the food chain from 1 May 2018 leaves farmers with no reason to keep infected animals.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
‘Farmers are at breaking point’ – Healy
Heavy overnight rain in many parts has added to the financial difficulties faced by farmers.
By Odile Evans on 17 April 2018
Weekly podcast: Dáil fodder debate, Ryanair boss and Met Éireann conference
In this week's podcast we hear a heated exchange in the Dáil on fodder, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary on his upcoming cattle sale and brewing up a storm at a Met Éireann conference.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 18 April 2018
The annual pig health conference was held in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan, on Tuesday of this week.
By Emmet Landy on 19 April 2018
New empty tag protocol in place from next week
In an attempt to address the rising number of empty BVD samples, a new protocol has been put in place.
By Odile Evans on 13 April 2018
No penalties on burnt land without proof – IFA
The IFA is insisting that no farmer is penalised unless the Department can categorically prove that the farmer in question is responsible for the burning.
By Michael Keaveny on 13 April 2018
The Department of Agriculture is continuing its nationwide rollout of Basic Payment Scheme clinics this week.
By on 12 April 2018
Beyond new criteria on climate, soil and terrain, the redrawing of areas eligible to the Areas of Natural Constraint scheme can be "fine-tuned" if countries have enough data to show farm handicaps.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 April 2018
The Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland are investigating alleged irregularities.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 12 April 2018
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) system does not yet show the extent of animal losses knackery owners are reporting.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 12 April 2018
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Lorcan Allen on 12 April 2018
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: knackery figures and farm inspections
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie today.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 11 April 2018
The former deputy secretary general of the Department of Agriculture was an invaluable help in the early days of the EEC.
By Contributor on 12 April 2018
The transport scheme continues to have an incredibly low uptake, with farm organisations still calling for a meal voucher scheme.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 11 April 2018
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) system does not yet show the extent of animal losses knackery owners are reporting.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 11 April 2018
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