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An information meeting is taking place for the general public in the greater Dromahair area in Leitrim next week. The Irish Farmers Association in Leitrim is organising the event on Tuesday at 8pm in the the Club House in Dromahair. It will have more information on schemes like FARM ASSIST…

A geological mapping project collecting geophysical and geochemical data over counties Mayo and Donegal is set to take place in early March. The project involves low flying aircraft equipped with state of the art geophysical technology and will be based at Sligo airport. The project is expected to take a…

The issue of the presence of super trawlers off the Irish coast including off Donegal has been raised at a European level today. It was recently highlighted by Independent TD in Donegal Thomas Pringle who said their presence is jeopardising the livelihood of smaller fishermen by inadvertently destroying some of…

Farmers say they can’t afford to wait for payments owed to them since October. Over 9000 farmers are due payments under the environmental GLAS scheme. The Department of Agriculture has blamed an IT problem for the delay. A group of angry farmers gathered outside the Department of Agriculture this afternoon,…

The Irish agrifood industry is being warned that it faces its biggest challenge in half a century following Brexit. Trade talks, CAP and Brexit topped the agenda at the Irish Farmers Journal conference on global trade in Dublin today. Experts and international speakers outlined the challenges and threats that lie…

There are calls for further clarification on the future of the District Veterinary Lab in Sligo. A working group report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture last year is recommending the closure of the Sligo lab as a possible option. There are 6 labs around the country at present and…

Ireland’s beef export status remains unchanged following the confirmation of a BSE case. The Atypical case commonly known as ‘mad cow disease’ in Galway was identified through routine surveillance. Sinn Féin spokesman on Agriculture, Sligo/Leitrim TD Martin Kenny says people shouldn’t be concerned: