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Marts allowed to handle limited livestock trading during emergency

Marts will be allowed to handle livestock trading in a limited way during the COVID-19 emergency. The Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine confirmed...

Work underway to ensure sale of livestock for local farmers

The Minister for Agriculture has confirmed that avenues are being explored to ensure the sale of livestock for the county's farmers.

Galway farmers to receive Hen Harrier payments ‘imminently’

Payments for Galway farmers under the Hen Harrier programme are “imminent”, an East Galway TD has confirmed. In 2018 the programme had 249 valid applications...

Galway based Yield Lab Europe launch €21 million agritech fund

The Galway based agricultural technology accelerator Yield Lab Europe has launched a new €21 million startup investment fund. The €21 million fund will invest in...

Galway hosts 37 countries for agriculture and climate change conference

Over five hundred delegates from 37 countries are gathered in Galway this week for the 7th EUGEO conference to talk about climate change and...

Status Orange forest fire warning issued ahead of Easter Weekend

The public are being asked to be vigilant over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend following today's Status Orange warning for forest fires. Parts of Galway...

Galway scientist awarded Teagasc Gold Medal for cattle breeding work

Galway based Tegasc researcher Prof Michael Diskin has won the Teagasc Gold Medal for his work on cattle breeding. Prof Diskin has been in charge...

European Commission to stand behind Irish farmers ahead of Brexit

The European Commission has launched a useful new online portal for farmers and agri-food operators who want to find out more about the European...

Galway TD warns of deep cuts to CAP

Galway West TD Eamon Ó Cuív has warned that cuts to the CAP could be far higher than what is being...

Environmentalists “hell-bent” on discrediting Irish agriculture Fitzmaurice claims

Galway-Roscommon TD Michael Fitzmaurice has lashed out at environmental groups in Ireland and abroad for trying to "discredit" Irish agriculture.

NUI Galway partners with Vietnam to develop climate resilient agriculture

NUI Galway is partnering with Vietnam's National University of Agriculture to create new food systems that can resist the damage being done to the...

Fears that forestry is threatening to overwhelm Galway farmlands

Rural life and agriculture in Galway are being overwhelmed by too many forestry developments Galway-Roscommon TD Eugene Murphy is warning. In Galway, 229 afforestation licences...
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