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The president of the IFA has described as devastating the recent landslide which caused extensive to roads, farms and mountain commonage in Drumkeeran County Leitrim. Tim Cullinan visited the scene of destruction at the ‘Dawn of Hope’ area yesterday evening which suffered extensive damage last weekend due to the heavy…

The IFA President Tim Cullinan  has welcomed the news that the government will put a proposed package for beef finishers in front of the Cabinet today.     The IFA had made submissions to Government showing that beef finishers had lost over €20m as a result of the COVID price…

There are real fears in the north west this morning that a proposed financial package for beef finishers which will be announced by the minister for agriculture Michael Creed will omit Suckler cow farmers. The details of the scheme will be announced later today by minister Creed in the Dáil.…

Farmers from Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are among those from right across the Island to have expressed their disappointment with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission over their response to concerns raised by beef farmers in relation to the processing sector of the industry.     The IFA’s legal representatives…

A leading farm official in the North West has issued warnings in relation to youngsters that are recording pranks with farm machinery for uploading on the ‘TikTok’ social media channel.   The IFA chairperson in Sligo Kathleen Henry has hit out at the practice describing it as ‘very dangerous’ and…

Road users across the Counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal have been warned to take extra care on the region’s roads over the summer months.   With more agricultural contractors expected to be on the roads during silage season the warning has been issued by the Road safety authority and…

Farmers in the north west have received clarification on what Covid-19 payments they are entitled to. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have released the criteria required to qualify for the €350 week payments. You can qualify if you’re a full time farmer who has ceased trading as…