N. Ireland News

Seconds From Slurry Gas Disaster On Galway Farm

As farmers rush to beat the mid-October slurry deadline, lessons can be learned from the experience of Mike Broderick who lost two animals and very nearly his own life to slurry gas.


Mike Broderick came too close for comfort with slurry gas on his farm.

Mike Broderick came too close for comfort… Continue reading

Farmers May Now Be Eligible For Health Benefits

New legislation could save farmers – and their partners – money in eyesight, hearing and dental treatment

Most people will be aware that PRSI contri-butions (class S) made by the self-employed will entitle them to a contributory old age pension,… Continue reading

Drying Clothes Indoors Could Affect Health Of 15,894 Asthmatics In Donegal

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As the winter sets in, more people start drying their clothes indoors. However, as the Asthma Society of Ireland has warned, that many of the 15,894 asthmatics in Donegal could be damaging their health by doing so.

“Research has shown… Continue reading

Donegal Gardai Seize Quad On Public Road

Quad seized by Donegal Gardai

Quad seized by Donegal Gardai

Members of An Garda Siochana in Letterkenny in Co. Donegal have seized a quad being driven on a public road.

A tweet posted on the official Twitter page for An Garda Siochana stated that the… Continue reading

Co. Antrim Breeder Sells Sheep Dog, For Over €11,000

An Irish sheepdog sold for over €11,000 at a sale in England last Friday, 13 October.

The trade, according to the organisers, was “unprecedented” with 120 dogs sold for a record average price of £2,694 (€3,036).


Michael Gallagher, right, with his 9,500gns top price Skipton dog Flo, and buyer Jock Sutherland.

Michael Gallagher, right,… Continue reading

103 Anaerobic Digestion Plants Approved In Northern Ireland As AD Sector Booms

Northern Ireland’s Anaerobic Digestion (AD) sector is set to rocket within the next half decade.

A government official who deals with the processing of applications revealed there are currently 103 AD sites either in construction or already approved in the… Continue reading

7 Step Guide To Reducing Stress And Disease Pressures In Autumn Weanlings

Natural weaning could take up to a year or longer, as a cow will naturally know she can’t feed two calves and wean her own calf before the birth of the next.

In our modern systems we aim to speed… Continue reading

HSE Again Urging People To Get Flu Jab – Warning 1,000 Could Die

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The HSE today (Monday, 09/10/2017) is again urging people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza as figures show that vaccine uptake rates in people aged 65 and over increased in Ireland last year.

It issued a warning last… Continue reading

National Fraud Awareness Week

A new campaign, FraudSMART, launched today, October 9 as part of Ireland’s inaugural Financial Fraud Awareness Week, could not be timelier as campaign research found that 58% of people in Ireland believe they are more vulnerable to fraud now, than two years ago.… Continue reading

5 Ways To Get Farmyards Buzzing Again

New guidelines to encourage bee-friendly farming were launched at this week’s Ploughing Championships by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle.

A solitary bee, Anthidium florentinum (family Megachilidae), visiting Lantana

A solitary bee, Anthidium florentinum (family Megachilidae), visiting Lantana

Pollinators – our… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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