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Tributes are being paid this evening to the late Tommy Drugan. The Drumkeerin-based farming official and community activist was deeply involved with the local GAA Club, and drama group, and he was also chairman of the local IFA branch. Des McHugh is the Leitrim IFA chairman; he says the passing…

Irish Farmers Association members around Dromahair in County Leitrim will vote for the next president of their organisation at a meeting tonight. The meeting, in The Clubhouse, will start at 8:30pm. Dromahair IFA branch member Kevin Comiskey, who is also vice chairman of the IFA’s national sheep committee, says it’s…

Buying dogs online could be banned under stricter dog control measures. A public consultation on a review of the current rules has been launched and people are being asked to give their opinion. Other issues like dog fouling and controlled breeds will also be considered. Leitrim farmer and IFA National…

Calls are being made to reassess the electronic sheep tagging system. The system was initially slated to be implemented in October 2018 however this was extended to the 1st of June 2019. Vice Chair of the IFA Sheep Committee, Kevin Comiskey, is seeking a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture,…

Farmers on Killery mountain on the Sligo Leitrim border are still waiting for confirmation on if they will be paid. The department has withheld payments for a number of farmers whose land was burnt in the hot weather last summer. The department claims the land was burnt illegally. Farmers say…