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Dog attacks on sheep are usually something one associates with lambing time, earlier in the year. But recently there have been attacks on sheep in areas of Sligo and Leitrim. Last week in the Rosses Point area outside Sligo, several lambs and a ram were killed by a black and…

There are renewed calls for dog-owners to ensure their animals do not attack sheep. It follows a number of recent attacks on sheep in North Sligo and parts of Leitrim. Last week in the Rosses Point area outside Sligo, several lambs and a ram were killed by a black and…

A local Leitrim IFA officer has hit back at Agriculture Minister Michael Creed who has accused farming organisations of ‘scaremongering’ about the future of regional veterinary laboratories. The minister was responding to a question from Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue in the Dail on behalf of Sligo/Leitrim TD Eamon Scanlon. Farmers…

Yet another service is being removed from rural parts of North Leitrim according to Kevin Comiskey of the IFA. Social Welfare Clinics which are held in Kinlough are to be moved to Manorhamilton from the beginning of next month. The Department of Social Protection confirmed the relocation of the clinic…

A Leitrim farmer has welcomed an historic delivery on his farmyard. Kevin Comiskey, Chair of the IFA’s Leitrim Sheep Committee, is looking after a quintuplet of lambs delivered on his farm. The mother, a Suffolk Cross, was in lamb to a Suffolk ram and all five lambs are in good…

The IFA in Leitrim says any farmers who want to claim Farm Assist should contact social welfare. Farm Assist, young farmer payments and general schemes were discussed at a special meeting in Dromahair earlier this week. Kevin Comiskey of Leitrim’s IFA is urging any farmers with further queries on schemes…

An information meeting is taking place for the general public in the greater Dromahair area in Leitrim next week. The Irish Farmers Association in Leitrim is organising the event on Tuesday at 8pm in the the Club House in Dromahair. It will have more information on schemes like FARM ASSIST…