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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…

The 48,000 farmers in GLAS will receive instructions this week on the procedures to follow to roll-over their participation in the agri-environment scheme. Letters have already been sent to participating farmers which set out the actions to follow to ensure that participants can remain in the scheme which is worth…

Tributes have been paid this morning to the former Leitrim farming and Sinn Fein official Pat Gilhooley.   Mr Gilhooley served as chairman of the Leitrim IFA and also contested the 2019 local elections on behalf of Sinn Fein in the Ballinamore local electoral area.   Sligo Leitrim TD Martin…