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Tirlán the first to react to the new realities
The Dealer
With dairy expansion now fettered by environmental restrictions, what Tirlán is doing is likely to be the template across the entire dairy co-op movement.
8 June 2024 Opinion
Opinion: Kelleher, Cowen and co get a dose of Andrews' Liversalts
The Fianna Fáil candidate for the Dublin constituency set the cat among the, er, dairy cows, as he stated his opposition to the nitrates derogation days before polling.
Irish emissions reduction stagnates
The latest EPA report tells us that we are not moving fast enough to achieve the level of reduction in emissions that we have legislated for.
More questions than answers on TB in cattle
Farmer frustration with bovine TB controls is about much more than a loose comment in a ministerial response to a written parliamentary question.
8 May 2024 Dealer
McConalogue gets his cow cull for free
Cow numbers are being cut by stealth, farmers say. And they are right. But this was entirely predictable, and their opposition to a cow reduction scheme has taken it off the table.
24 April 2024 Dealer
How does the nitrates derogation affect our competitive advantage?
Dairy specialist Declan Collins attends the Irish Grassland Association conference, where the IFA's Tadhg Buckley discussed where the dairy industry is heading.
24 January 2024 News