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The Agriculture Minister says there needs to be a cultural change in farming to promote women.   Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue was speaking at the launch of the National Conference on Women in Farming.   Cabinet also signed off on a new Agri Food Regulator to cut down on unfair…

A Sligo farming official is hopeful that the appointment of a new Agri regulator will be of a major asset to all farmers. Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue will seek Cabinet approval today for the appointment of a regulator. The Regulator will have powers to investigate…

The ten victims of the Creeslough disaster have been remembered in the Dáil.   It’s been just over a month since the explosion, which took place at a filling station in the Donegal village.   Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty called for long-term counselling services to be made available to…

Poultry owners in the North West are being urged to take some measures to prevent the spread of avian flu.   Earlier this week a case of the bird flu was confirmed, after a swan was discovered dead in Co Cavan.   Poultry owners have been issued with an order…

A Sligo Councillor is calling on the government to make a definitive statement on whether the concrete levy will be scraped or not. There have been conflicting reports over the past couple of days in relation to the introduction of the controversial levy that was announced recently in the Budget.…

A 1.5 billion euro agri-environment scheme has been launched by the government.   ‘ACRES’ aims to target 50 thousand farms across the country, encouraging farmers to improve biodiversity.   However it’ll be subject to the approval of Ireland’s draft CAP Strategic Plan from the EU Commission.   Minister for Agriculture…

The Agriculture and Marine Minister has been outlining Ireland’s priorities during discussions on preparation for negotiations on setting quotas for 2023.   Minister Charlie McConalogue is at the EU Fisheries Council today where he has been praising the efforts of all fisheries stakeholders for their ongoing contribution to delivering on…