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Concerns have been expressed in farming circles in relation to the closure of Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank branches in the North West. To discuss the situation, the Connaught branch of the IFA are holding an online meeting this evening. The meeting will be chaired by Pat Murphy, Connaught…

The IFA chairperson in Sligo has urged all farmers to partake in a new online environmental survey that is currently being conducted by the Department of Agriculture The survey is looking for framers views and input into the programme which some are describing as the new Reps scheme ahead of…

The Government are being accused of being intent on penalising the agricultural sector at every turn when it comes to the climate change agenda, that’s according to the independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice. Reacting to comments made by the Taoiseach, Micheal Martin, and the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, at the…

The Taoiseach will come pressure to make a financial commitment when he addresses the Irish Farmers Association’s AGM today. The 66th annual event is being held remotely for the first time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The main topic will be the new Common Agricultural Policy budget, which EU member…

The IFA is holding four online regional meetings to discuss and update members on all the key farming issues and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Ulster/North Leinster meeting will take place tomorrow while the Connacht meeting will take place the following evening, Tues, Jan 26th. Tadhg Buckley, IFA Director…

The Irish Farmers Association’s Sheep Chairman is calling for a coordinated response to tackle dog attacks on farm animals. Sean Dennehy is making the call as farmers will soon be entering lambing season. Mr Dennehy is already aware of a number of dog attacks, one where a ewe was decapitated.…