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‘Not appropriate’ to shut horse slaughter on allegations alone - Minister
Noel Bardon
The Minister said that general and non-specific allegations made on a horse slaughter facility were not enough to justify the Department shutting the plant later featured in RTÉ Investigates.
13 June 2024 News
Sinn Féin calls on Department to take control of horse abattoir
The Department must take over the running of the only horse abattoir in the country after the activities broadcast by RTÉ Investigates on Wednesday, according to Sinn Féin’s Claire Kerrane.
12 June 2024 News
High-profile farmers lose out on council seats
It was a difficult week for Dermot Kelleher, Kevin Comiskey, and the Hacketts as their efforts to become county councillors fell short.
Analysis: survey predicted Sinn Féin's slump
The recent Irish Farmers Journal survey showed Sinn Féin at 6%, which seemed nonsensical. But using the slide rule of doubling that vote, it proved eerily accurate.
12 June 2024 News
How did the farmer candidates fare in the local elections?
We provide a unique and comprehensive guide to how the farming candidates standing in the local elections fared.
10 June 2024 News
Farmers Journal farmers survey foresaw the Sinn Féin slump
The big story of the local and European elections so far has been the rise of the independents at the expense of Sinn Féin and we saw it coming from the farmers' poll carried out over two weeks ago
9 June 2024 News
Independents shake up the farming vote
With just over one week until polling day in the European elections, an Irish Farmers Journal survey has revealed farmer voting intentions.
29 May 2024 News
Carberry neck and neck with Cowen
The Irish Farmers Journal surveyed over 1,100 farmers in the Midlands North West and South, here are the results of the poll.
29 May 2024 News
The different parties of the European Parliament
The European Parliament has its own party groupings and an extensive committee structure. Here's a quick guide to its workings.
29 May 2024 l2
Local elections: what farmers are running?
Want to know who the farmers are among the local election candidates? The entire list is here.
22 May 2024 News
€5,000/ha ash dieback payment won’t be lump sum
This per hectare payment includes an initial injection of €2,500 once a site is cleared and replanted, with a further two payments of €1,250 some years later.
13 May 2024 News
Opinion: takeaways from the IFA hustings
With a dozen contenders at each of the IFA's four European election hustings, Pat O'Toole was left with plenty to ponder.
11 May 2024 Opinion