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Marts will be allowed to continue to operate through Level 4 restrictions in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. New guidance has been issued which says livestock should be dropped off and then sellers leave the premises where possible. Inside the building around the mart ring strict social distancing will be in…

On Ocean FM’s farm show Agri Week, Sligoman Colm O Donnell, president of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association, tells Harry Keaney about growing concern and the need for vigilance when it comes to new proposals for redesignation of land, specifically peatland or reclaimed bog. Donegal Town Mart Manager…

The decision by the Government to ask all livestock marts to close has been described as a serious blow to the local Agri sector.   The closures present huge issues for farmers who now have no outlets to sell livestock. New efforts are under way in the Department of Agriculture…

There are concerns over lack of plans to upgrade a stretch of road on N56 in Donegal. Currently road improvement works are ongoing on the route between Mountcharles and Inver Bridge but the section of road from Inver Bridge to Killybegs will not be included as part of this. Local…

A Donegal election candidate is claiming that more than three-quarters of the money allocated last year for work on a bridge in the county was unspent and returned to the Department of Transport. Fianna Fail candidate Eimear McGuinness says that of €150,000 allocated for Fintra Bridge in 2018, only €35,572…