Updated: 13/06/16 : 07:18:35
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Farmers urged to bee friendly

The European Parliament will be buzzing on Monday and Tuesday, June 13th/14th when the importance of bees to agriculture will be highlighted in a two day conference ‘Bees Caring For Europeans – Europeans Caring for Bees’. The comprehensive programme will involve Drogheda based Philip McCabe who will speak as President of Apimondia, the body which represents beekeepers across the world.  He will be sharing a platform with Prince [...]  Read More...

Updated: 07/06/16 : 13:03:13
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Nigeria top importer of Irish seafood

Over 49,000 tonnes of fish were exported from Ireland in 2015 to Third (non-EU) Countries according to new figures released by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA). Nigeria remains the highest importer, accounting for 46% of Third Country exports¹, followed by China and the African countries of Cameroon, Ghana and Benin. The data are taken from Health Certificates that were issued for the exports by the SFPA, the independent [...]  Read More...

Updated: 07/06/16 : 13:13:22
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Consumers urged to buy Irish fruit

In National Strawberry Week, which began on Monday (June 6th), IFA President Joe Healy has urged consumers to support Irish fruit growers by buying Irish. The IFA President also called on retailers to recognise the investment made by Irish strawberry and fruit growers, by ensuring that fresh fruit is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product and not used as a loss leader in retail wars. Joe Healy said, “Each year [...]  Read More...

Updated: 07/06/16 : 13:18:17
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ICOS welcomes Glanbia advance payment scheme

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) today welcomed the initiative by Glanbia Co-operative to further assist their dairy and grain farmers in managing current cash flow pressures arising from difficulties in the marketplace. Glanbia has introduced a €55 million Advance Payment Scheme that will offer interest free cash flow support to member suppliers in periods when milk and grain prices are weak. Seamus O’Donohoe, [...]  Read More...

Updated: 07/06/16 : 13:24:01
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Landowners and communities involvement needed for renewable energy

IFA’s Project Team Chairman on Renewable Energy, James Murphy has said reaching our targets on renewable energy depends on providing certainty to landowners and extending the level of community involvement in projects.James Murphy said, “There is significant potential to be unlocked from the farming sector to allow Ireland meet its commitments. In the past, inadequate supports have held back the contribution that could be made by farmers [...]  Read More...