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Calls are being made from a number of farming organisations to allow some form of in person trading of livestock to take place. There are also appeals for an urgent upgrade of broadband facilities in rural marts such as in the north west. It comes after hundreds of animals had…

On this week’s edition of Agri Week:   The IFA President Tim Cullinan, welcomes the recent results from a vote in the European Parliament that emphasises that the EU-Mercosur agreement cannot be ratified as it stands.   The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has hardened its position in…

Concerns have been raised over a possible British and US trade deal that would negatively affect farmers in the north west. According to Midlands/North West Sinn Fein MEP, Chris MacManus, Ireland is ‘sleepwalking’ into Brexit as he says Britain is dropping food standards to secure a US trade deal. There…

The livelihood of farmers across the North West are being put in severe jeopardy due to the Coronavirus. That’s according to Patrick Rooney the National Interim Chairman of the Beef Plan Movement. Supermac’s will close its 108 restaurants across Ireland from Thursday evening. It’s become the latest fast-food chain to…

The decision by fast food outlet McDonald’s to close all its Irish restaurants will have a massive impact on an already struggling beef sector. That’s according to the Chairman of the Leitrim Beef Plan Movement, Brendan Barry. McDonald’s is the biggest buyer of Irish beef, spending more than €160m on…