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Sheep sector threatened by factories

Sheep farmers are under extreme financial pressure at the present time, and the very future of the sector in Ireland is being threatened through excessive lamb price cutting by both the retailers and the factories.

Glanbia took €1,000 for September

With the latest milk price drop of 3 cents a litre, Glanbia has taken around €1,000 from the pockets of many milk suppliers for the month of September alone.

Agriculture Minister must deliver says Walsh

There are three vital areas that the Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith must deliver on, in the CAP Health Check according to the IFA president Padraig Walshe.

Future of sheep sector depends on maintenance payment

The IFA President Padraig Walshe has said that the future of the €400 million sheep sector in Ireland is dependent on securing a new €30 per ewe Sheep Maintenance Payment as part of the CAP Health Check negotiations.

Éamon ‘Obama’ and ‘Baracking’ Éamon

There are hundreds — if not thousands — of men across the globe making a good living at impersonating Elvis Presley. They are the ‘Elvis lookalikes’ and ‘soundalikes’, an uncanny knack of nature that produces a shape and a voice something like Elvis. It won’t be as good as Elvis, but it will be good enough to draw a crowd… and keep drawing a crowd.

Farmers not believing Government spin

Few farmers in Carlow and Kilkenny, and indeed throughout Ireland, believe a number of Government members and TDs who have been saying that the recent CAP health check has been a good deal for the Irish farming community.

Farmers not believing Government spin

Few farmers in Carlow and Kilkenny, and indeed throughout Ireland, believe a number of Government members and TDs who have been saying that the recent CAP health check has been a good deal for the Irish farming community.

IFA criticises restaurants over failure to support Irish meat

In response to strong criticism by the Restaurants Association of Ireland over the scrapping of the Féile Bia initiative by an Bord Bia, IFA president Padraig Walshe said: “The facts are that the Féile Bia Scheme fell down because restaurants failed to support the initiative and failed to comply with the requirements regarding the use of Irish meat in their businesses.”

REPS 4 cuts are death knell for farming

The Government’s decision to close REPS 4 and accept no further applications will be the death knell of farming in Mayo according to Independent councillor Michael Holmes.

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