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Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says he’s ‘acutely aware’ of the challenges facing pig-farmers.   The Donegal TD met the IFA last night to discuss the future of the sector.   Pig-farmers protested outside his department yesterday morning, calling for a 100 million euro rescue package.   Speaking in the Dáil…

Pig farmers from the North West joined others from across the Country earlier this morning outside of the  Department of Agriculture this morning for an Irish Farmers’ Association demonstration seeking a Government bailout for the sector.   Pig farmers are seeking a €100 million package, half of which they have…

A hand sanitiser widely used in schools has been recalled after it’s been proven to cause skin issues, headaches and respiratory issues. Tests were carried out by the Department of Agriculture which shows Viropro Hand Sanitiser doesn’t comply with regulations around the products products. In a statement, it says prolonged…

Farmers that need to depose of fallen animals will be able to obtain of a temporary measure which will allow them to bury the animals on their own land. The temporary measure has been introduce by the department of agriculture as a short term solution to the closure of over…

The Forest Service says nearly a thousand people are now employed in the sector in Leitrim and that over €2.4m in forestry premiums was paid out to farmers in 2016. Senior Inspector Seamus Dunne was before Leitrim County Council this week to answer questions on why so many private plantations…