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They kept our roads open during Storm Emma but farmers left in the dark on insurance

Farmers could liable for any damage they might do when clearing roads during severe snow storms, can reveal.

During Storm Emma, access to many parts of the country would not have been possible without the efforts of farmers and others in local communities with plant ...

2019-01-18 11:34 open_in_new
'I had a very nice Hereford steak last night' - says Varadkar under fire for cutting back on meat comments

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he enjoyed a nice Hereford steak last night, as he continues to come under fire for his comments about cutting back on eating meat.

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has hit at what he called “ridiculous” suggestions that people should stop ...

2019-01-16 09:10 open_in_new
'It's unacceptable' - Luke Fitzgerald reacts to alleged racist abuse directed at Simon Zebo

Luke Fitzgerald has called for lifetime bans for any supporters found to have directed racist abuse at Simon Zebo.

The ex-Munster star returned to Ireland last weekend with Racing 92, scoring a try in a 23-22 defeat to Ulster at Kingspan Stadium. However, the thrlling Champions Cup ...

2019-01-15 23:43 open_in_new
The Left Wing: Clean sweep for the provinces, sensational Stockdale and Simon Zebo abuse

On this week’s episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by the Irish Independent’s Cian Tracey to look back on a cracking weekend of Champions Cup rugby.

All four Irish provinces won in Europe, and the lads start off by talking about Ulster’s big win ...

2019-01-15 22:40 open_in_new
Man dies while cutting trees on his farm

Gardai have confirmed that a man died on Friday, while cutting trees on his farm.

The man, in his 40s, died near Carndonagh, Donegal around 5pm on Friday.

It's understood that he was clearing trees at the time and that part of a tree may have fallen on him.

More to ...

2019-01-14 23:34 open_in_new
'A hard Brexit might be the best thing for our dairy industry - it would free up lots of land'

A hard Brexit could, indirectly, provide some opportunities for high profit dairy farmers, according to one leading Agri Consultant.

Cork consultant Mike Brady told the Grassland Conference this week that at the moment young people coming into dairy farming have to be prepared to move ...

2019-01-10 19:49 open_in_new
Farmer with a 'heart of gold' who died tragically named locally

A rural community is coming to grips with the devastating loss of a neighbour with a "heart of gold” who was regarded as one of the most progressive farmers in his locality.

Gerard Naughton (50), Killeen, Ballindine, Co. Mayo, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when part of a ...

2019-01-10 15:37 open_in_new
'The key is getting the balance right' - Are there too many Leinster players playing with other provinces?

Leinster rugby has never been stronger, with the province currently possessing squad depth the envy of clubs teams around the world.

Leo Cullen can almost call on two full teams of international players, with the Leinster coaching staff rotating their team to perfection last term en ...

2019-01-09 22:49 open_in_new
'He has been outstanding' - Luke Fitzgerald backs Leinster young gun for surprise start against Toulouse

Luke Fitzgerald has backed 22-year-old centre Conor O'Brien to make the step up to Champions Cup rugby and start for Leinster in this Saturday's crucial clash with Toulouse.

Leo Cullen's men currently trail the French side by two points in pool one, with the 1pm RDS encounter this ...

2019-01-09 17:34 open_in_new
The Left Wing: Big weekend for the provinces, Tom Farrell's Ireland potential and Leinster's huge playing pool

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined in studio by Irish Independent rugby correspondent Ruaidhri O'Connor to look ahead to a massive weekend of Champions Cup rugby.

Leinster, Munster and Ulster all have a chance of qualifying for the ...

2019-01-08 23:43 open_in_new
'We'll go into it in our best ever position' - Luke Fitzgerald looks ahead to a huge year for Irish rugby

Luke Fitzgerald says Ireland will enter the 2019 Six Nations and World Cup in 'our best ever position' after a record-breaking 2018.

Joe Schmidt's men enjoyed a historic calendar year, winning a Six Nations Grand Slam, a test series in Australia before beating the All Blacks on home soil ...

2019-01-04 15:46 open_in_new
The Left Wing: Leinster vs Munster fallout, Johnny Sexton's captaincy and a big year for Irish rugby

On this week’s episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined in studio by Irish Independent rugby correspondent Cian Tracey to look back at the festive rugby and look ahead to 2019.

Will is billing 2019 as the biggest year in the history of Irish rugby and the ...

2019-01-04 10:31 open_in_new
Calls for Minister to detail potential EU supports for Irish farmers facing no-deal Brexit

The IFA has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to bring forward more detail in relation to his comments about EU aid in the event of a hard Brexit.

Minister Creed told the Irish Independent the Irish Government will seek hundreds of millions of euro in special aid from ...

2019-01-03 18:46 open_in_new
Cows pulled from slurry tank by specialist crews

Firefighters were called to a farm in Co Tyrone to rescue three cows from a slurry pit.

Specialist crews from across the province attended the incident outside Dromore on December 28.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said: "Firefighters wore ...

2019-01-03 11:25 open_in_new
Festive food leftovers dumped in farm fields

Local authorities are being urged to tackle the annual increase in littering of the countryside that takes place in January - with cans, bottles, used wrapping paper and even the leftovers of Christmas dinners being dumped.

Thomas Cooney of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called ...

2019-01-02 11:16 open_in_new
Meat factories turning away animals as vets' work to rule continues

Some meat factories are facing major disruptions as they begin killing again and a work to rule by Temporary Veterinary Inspectors (TVIs) continues.

Meat Industry Ireland, the meat factories representative body, has condemned the ongoing work to rule by Temporary Veterinary ...

2018-12-28 19:59 open_in_new