'A few simple checks could actually save a life – maybe your own'


The theme of day two of Farm Safety Week UK and Ireland focuses on machinery and transport and the role that both play in life-changing and life-ending injuries on the farmyard. Farm Safety Week UK and Ireland, now in its fifth year, is an initiative led by the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) in Ireland and supported by a number of agencies, including the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and members of the Farm Safety Partnership. 

Brexit and CAP – focus of ag ministers' meeting


The two main challenges facing Irish and European agri-food sectors, namely Brexit and the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), were central themes of a meeting between Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, and his recently-appointed French counterpart, Stéphane Travert, in Paris this morning (Friday, July 21).

Farmers must benefit from dairy upturn, says IFA


As the Global Dairy Trends (GDT) auction registers another 0.2 per cent rise today (Tuesday, July 18), IFA National Dairy Committee chairman, Sean O’Leary, has called on co-ops to pass back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who, after two years of challenging cashflow, still have some way to go to rebalance their farm finances.