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Farmers from across the North West are expected to take part in a number of rallies on Friday to highlight the importance of farming to the rural economy.   A rally is being provisionally planned for Ballymote in Sligo at 11 a.m. at the same time farmers in Donegal will…

The annual general meeting of Sligo IFA will take place online this evening at 8:00pm. Guest speaker for the meeting is the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue. The Minister will make his address in the first part of the meeting due to time constraints. The second part of the night…

There are no elections this year for any places on the IFA executive. Current secretary Trevor Boland term will end on Monday and will be replaced by Sinead Branley from Grange The guest speaker for this year’s event is the minister for Agriculture, food and the marine, Donegal TD Charlie…

A leading farm official has dismissed the practice of bogus complaints against farmers being lodged with Sligo County Council. The IFA chairperson in Sligo has issued warnings surrounding the mental health of many farmers that are struggling with a number of challenges including the Covid-19 Pandemic. Kathleen Henry says farmers…

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…