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Man killed after farm shed collapses

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a man in his 40s following an accident on a farm in Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick last night.

The man was seriously injured when the wall of a farm shed collapsed while construction work was being carried out. The alarm was raised at approximately ...

yesterday 16:16 open_in_new
Limerick farmer laid to rest after fall from a roof

Tributes have been paid to a "fierce nice" County Limerick farmer who tragically passed away after falling from a roof.

Colman Collopy, aged in his late fifties, was originally from Effin but moved to Ardpatrick after he purchased a farm there.

2019-08-23 13:46 open_in_new
Beef exports to UK slump 12pc as weakening sterling and fall-off in demand begin to bite

Beef exports to the UK slumped a significant 12pc in June, according to the latest UK customs data.

Exports fell to 15,000 tonnes for the month as a weakening pound and a falling price for British beef triggered a reduction in demand for imports in 2019.

2019-08-23 09:34 open_in_new
Brazil must protect Amazon rainforest, or I will seek to block EU Mercosur deal - Varadkar

Ireland will seek to block the Mercosur trade deal between the EU and South American countries unless Brazil protects the Amazon rainforest, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.

Mr Varadkar also attacked controversial Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for his claim environmental groups ...

2019-08-23 09:34 open_in_new
Longford farmer scoops €55,005 in TellyBingo to splash out on 'newer' tractor

The delighted Longford man who wishes to keep his win private scooped the Snowball prize in the Telly Bingo game on Tuesday 30th July and he is set to splash the cash on a ‘newer’ tractor with his winnings.

2019-08-22 01:01 open_in_new
'You can never really relax' - Why some Irish players are facing 'huge pressure' in World Cup training camp

Joe Schmidt furthered the World Cup whittling down process ahead of Ireland's training camp in Portugal this week, trimming the squad by three as the final 40 players look to book a place on the plane to Japan.

Mike Haley, John Cooney and Finlay Bealham joined Ultan Dillane and Rory ...

2019-08-21 19:46 open_in_new
'I'm really surprised Schmidt hasn't considered that' - Luke Fitzgerald has his say on Ireland's scrum-half debate

As Ireland's build-up to the World Cup intensifies ahead of this weekend's warm-up game against England, the picture regarding who will make the flight to Japan is beginning to clear.

The latest cuts announced last week saw prop Finlay Bealham and fullback Mike Haley dropped but it was ...

2019-08-21 15:34 open_in_new
Jim O'Brien: 'Why are we being asked to foot the €50m bill for a glorified four-day golfing blowout?'

Listening to sports commentators talk golf on the radio as they sum up the state of play at some open or other, they might as well be talking about the convoluted mating habits of a rare species of gnat for all I can understand.

2019-08-21 13:28 open_in_new
Farmers left 'disappointed' at conclusion of marathon beef talks

Marathon talks to resolve a dispute between beef farmers and meat processors concluded early this morning despite disagreement on critical issues for farmers.

Progress was made on some initiatives aimed at improving transparency along the supply chain, and improving communication between ...

2019-08-21 10:19 open_in_new
The Left Wing is back! The 'hell' of World Cup training camp, Ireland's half-back dilemma and All Blacks uncertainty

The Left Wing is back for another season and Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are on hand to discuss all the latest news around Ireland's World Cup preparation.

The lads start off by discussing the long pre-season preparation ahead of the World Cup, as Luke looks back on the experiences ...

2019-08-21 00:52 open_in_new
Relief for farmers as late season sunshine and balmy temperatures forecast

Met Éireann said that while the country isn't set for a final blistering heatwave before the onset of autumn, there is a good chance of dry, warmer weather and good sunny spells from Thursday.

2019-08-20 22:46 open_in_new
Protesting farmers claim they are being 'turned away' by factories

ICSA sheep chair Sean McNamara has urged factories not to discriminate against farmers who took part in recent factory protests. “It has come to our attention that many farmers feel they are being treated less favourably by several meat processors as a direct result of their having ...

2019-08-20 19:37 open_in_new
Investigation underway as 140 sheep perish in Donegal farm fire

More than 140 sheep were burned alive following a huge fire in a Co Donegal farm shed.

The blaze broke out on the farm at Drumbuoy in Lifford on Sunday last.

2019-08-20 13:19 open_in_new
Beef farmers hit with EU's biggest price drop over the last month

It comes as farming organisations and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) met yesterday to continue talks around the beef sector and the margin farmers receive.

2019-08-20 10:10 open_in_new
'Control of beef industry in hands of too few' - Supermac's boss

The control of the beef sector is in the hands of too few and needs more competition, according to Supermac’s CEO Pat McDonagh.


2019-08-17 14:58 open_in_new
'The beef farmer is getting walloped' - Laois man who fronted McDonald's campaign on switching to dairy

He was a young family farmer who produced beef from the "clean, green" pastures of Laois. On the TV commercial, Liam helped to present a wholesome picture of the Big Mac as "100pc Irish and 100pc local".

2019-08-17 08:40 open_in_new
'Control of beef industry in hands of too few' - Supermac's boss

Mr McDonagh, whose Supermac's restaurant chain buys 26,000-30,000 tonnes of Irish meat every week, said there are too few in charge of the beef sector.

2019-08-17 05:31 open_in_new
Not lovin' it: where's the profit in beef?

He was a young family farmer who produced beef from the "clean, green" pastures of Laois. On the TV commercial, Liam helped to present a wholesome picture of the Big Mac as "100pc Irish and 100pc local".

2019-08-17 05:31 open_in_new
30 bee species face extinction despite €1bn green scheme

A report into the Green, Low-carbon Agri-environment Scheme (GLAS) reveals that it spent €232m last year on environmental measures. However, figures show 14pc of animals and plants face extinction, including 30 species of bee.

2019-08-16 09:34 open_in_new
Growing menace - landowners forced to step up war on ragwort as poisonous weed spreads

For many farmers it's an annual war to keep ragwort at bay and, according to Nenagh-based agricultural consultant Matt Ryan, there are increased amounts this year.

2019-08-16 09:34 open_in_new
Beef prices set to fall further as protest sees kill fall almost 60pc

Some 15,065 cattle were killed in Department approved plants last week. This was back almost 20,000 on the 35,000 cattle killed in the week prior to the protest.

2019-08-14 19:46 open_in_new