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The Animal Collectors Association is to go on strike today in a dispute over the new fallen animal scheme. Fianna Fails spokesperson on Agriculture is calling on Minister Micheal Creed to engage in talks over the dispute. If a farmer has a animal that dies, there will be no service…

The Fianna Fail spokesperson on Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has accused the government of failing farmers in the north west over the lifetime of the last government. Speaking on this morning’s North West Today election debate on Ocean FM,  Deputy McConalogue says the government failed to support farmers during…

The government are being urged to go back to the European Commission and secure additional funding for farmers that have suffered severe financial hardship during the beef talks crisis.   The calls have been made by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on agriculture and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue.   Fianna Fáil tabled…

The Minster for Agriculture needs to intervene in the nationwide strike by Knackeries in order to prevent a major risk to public health.   That’s according to the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue.   Deputy McConalogue has called on the Minister to urgently meet with representatives…

The Leitrim Chairman of the Beef Plan Movement says farmers are not to blame for staff layoffs at meat factories.   3,000 people were temporarily let go from their positions at meat plants across the country earlier this week.   Meat Industry Ireland says protests and “illegal blockades” by farmers…

Calls have been made on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to immediately reconvene talks to address the continuing beef crisis. Farmers including those from the north west have been involved in Protests over prices outside various meat factories over the past two weeks. The Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Agriculture…

A Donegal Fianna Fáil TD says farmers will be disappointed to see Phil Hogan returned for a second term as EU Commissioner. It’s expected cabinet ministers will approve the re-appointment of Mr Hogan to the European job. He’s likely to seek a bigger portfolio like trade, having spent the last…