Drainage of Owenmore River to be a ‘pilot project’

The dredging of the Owenmore River in south Sligo will be a pilot programme in terms of tackling flooding. Chairperson of the Committee PJ Hannon...

OPW Minister to meet council CEOs to progress flooding measures

Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran says he is meeting with the CEO's of County Councils around the country next month with a view to tackling...

SF calls for higher payments for mountain-type land as part of revised ANC

Sinn Fein is calling for a higher payment for mountain-type land as part of the new ANC payment review. Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny says...

Teagasc holds ‘Energy in Agriculture’ event

Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is holding an Energy in Agriculture event next Tuesday in County Tipperary. The free event is Department of...

Concern over what will happen to CAP when UK stops paying

There is a concern about how a potential hard border will affect jobs in the north west. IBEC says 18% of jobs in Donegal and...

IFA urges advisory approach rather than penalties in preventing pollution

The Irish Farmers Association says a more advisory approach is needed in ensuring farmers do not inadvertently pollute local waterways. It follows an appeal by...

INHFA claims forestry fire guidelines ‘not being adhered to’

A farming organisation claims standards under the national forestry scheme are not being adhered to and could be contributing to forest fires. Gerry Loftus of...

Farmers urged to attend safety stand at Bonniconlon Show

The victim of a road traffic accident in Sligo is urging people and especially farmers to be aware of their safety at this time...

INHFA calls for publication of forestry premium payments

The annual publication of those who receive the afforestation premium has being sought by the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association. Spokesperson on forestry Gerry...

IFA critical of duplication in monitoring water quality

IFA’s Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called for State agencies, such as Inland Fisheries Ireland, to work with farmers to safeguard our aquatic environment. Thomas...