Women & Ag
91% of those surveyed feed farm contractors, but why?
In a letter to the editor, a reader sparked a debate about providing meals for contractors, and we decided to dig deeper, and get a sense of the national outlook. Here's what the public had to say.
Bird control licences under review in NI
An English conservation group took legal action against DAERA over how general licences were issued in Northern Ireland last year.
Galway farmer issued €750 fine and driving ban for burning scrub
A fire created by a Galway farmer to burn scrub came within a few metres of a dwelling and took three fire brigades to control.
Legal Matters: ‘right of wife to take children’s inheritance’
Agri solicitor Aisling Meehan answers a reader query relating to a separating couple. The wife wants to move into a house bought for a child as inheritance that is currently rented to a tenant.
8 June 2022 Features
Legal papers filed in Beyond Meat US consumer row
The plant-based protein firm is miscalculating the protein content of its vegan products, six US consumers have alleged.
8 June 2022 News
Last-minute silage trailer health check
Peter Thomas Keaveney looks at some last-minute checks to be carried out on silage trailers before the silage season truly gets under way.
18 May 2022 Farm machinery
Legal Matters: farm worker - employee or self-employed?
Agri-solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a reader's query regarding workers' rights for employees and self-employed people working within agricultural services
18 May 2022 Features
Frustrations grow as DAERA court case nears end
The fourth day of evidence in a case involving a Tyrone beef finishing business was heard on Tuesday.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Legal: liability for blocking drains due to construction work
This week, agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a reader query regarding liability for blocking drains due to construction work on neighbouring land.
13 April 2022 Features
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
Ennis Mart ordered to pay €10,000 in personal damages to dairy farmer
An internal report by Clare Co-Operative Marts recorded that “a major accident” took place on the morning of 25 May 2017. Gordon Deegan reports.
1 April 2022 News
Forestry licence appeal backlog cleared – Hackett
The Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC) now has less than 30 open forestry licence appeal cases on hand for processing.
1 April 2022 News