Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector

FARMERS ARE PROTESTING around the country today over concerns about the impact of new legislation. Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning to highlight farmers’ dissatisfaction with EU reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the government’s climate action bill. Farmers drove tractors through towns, handed out leaflets and held signs … Read more

Farmers’ association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should ‘face full rigours of the law’

ANYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR lighting fires which engulfed parts of Killarney National Park should face the “full rigours of the law”, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. Thousands of acres of Killarney National Park were set alight on Saturday, prompting a massive fire fighting operation from emergency services in Kerry. Kerry Chief Fire Officer Andrew … Read more