N. Ireland News

Analysis: Five Simple Steps To Make Sure You Can Get The Loan Your Farm Business Needs

In Ireland, there are effectively only three mainstream banks lending to farmers for long-term agricultural projects such as purchasing land or farm building developments.

So it is important that any application for finance is well thought out.



Here Are… Continue reading

IT Sligo To Host Major Brexit Event

IT Sligo will host a major event around Brexit and it’s impact on the North West. It will include a Talk and Discussion with Táiniste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and a panel of experts. It is organised… Continue reading

BEEP Applications Period Starts Monday 18/02/2019

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP) targeted support for suckler farmers is a pilot scheme for 2019 only, exchequer funded, and operated under state aid de minimis provisions


Who can apply?

Suckler farmers must have one or more beef breed… Continue reading

The Rights And Obligations Of Dog Owners

A farmer should only consider shooting a dog in the most extreme circumstances, writes Karen Walsh

Many farmers own dogs.

They are genuinely friendly creatures. and serve as a companion, a threat to intruders, an alert when something is wrong,… Continue reading

Northern Ireland’s Business Development Groups Scheme Reopens For Applications

Northern Ireland’s Business Development Groups Scheme will reopen for applications on Tuesday, February 12, CAFRE has announced.

The small groups bring together farmers and growers to share ideas on how they can improve the performance of their businesses.

The scheme… Continue reading

Climate Change: Ireland Is A Developed Country With A Developing Nations Emissions Profile

We are one of the only EU countries in which greenhouse gases are rising and we are likely to miss our 2020 targets, writes Cara Augustenborg


Cleaning up in Sallins, Co. Kildare after the Beast From the East, March, 2018

Cleaning up in Sallins, Co. Kildare after the Beast From the East, March,… Continue reading

Thinking Of Doing The Green Cert? Here’s Some Options

Agricultural courses have always been a big part of education in counties Galway and Clare with courses available in Teagasc Centres and in Mountbellew Agricultural College. Courses are still in demand and intake has been steady over the last number… Continue reading

Putting Down Roots: How To Get Started In Forestry

Steven Meyen outlines the practical supports and grant aid available for farmers considering planting part of their land with forestry

Over the last two weeks, Teagasc ran it largest ever nationwide series of Forestry Advisory Clinics.

Judging from the large… Continue reading

‘Never Turn Your Back On A Cow After Calving’

The Health and Safety Authority is currently carrying out an intensive farm safety inspection campaign, where some 250 farms nation wide will be inspected with a focus on the safe management of livestock during calving season, when the risk of… Continue reading

Remembering The End Of The Railways In Donegal

Late evening  December 31st 1959 as No. 4 Meenglass locomotive and carriages with passengers on board pulled out of Donegal Town rail station it signalled the end of an era of  rail which lasted for 96 years in the county.… 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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