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The Leitrim-based vicechairman of the IFA sheep committee is criticising agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue over what he says is the lack of funding for sheep farmers under the new phase of the Common Agricultural Policy. It’s despite funding for farmers under the new CAP set to rise by almost 50…

It’s been revealed that there was at least one instance of UK beef being labelled as of Irish origin. The IFA Vice Chair of the National Sheep Committee, Kevin Comiskey says even just once instance is not acceptable. Following a Freedom of Information request, Cavan/Monaghan TD, Matt Carthy is calling…

The IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has called on the Department of Agriculture to change the reference years of the Sheep Welfare Scheme for the CAP transition period. Speaking to Ocean FM News, Dennehy outlined how the reference years do not reflect the current flock numbers of many sheep…

A Sligo Councillor who previously defended fox hunting by horses and hounds is now calling for the practice of dog-baiting to be made illegal. Dog baiting involves foxes, hares and rabbits being flushed out of dens by Terrier dogs, with lurcher dogs then chasing and killing the animals. At last…