Carrigaline man Tim Lombard appointed as Fine Gael Agriculture spokesman in Seanad

Carrigaline man Tim Lombard appointed as Fine Gael Agriculture spokesman in Seanad

13 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches. To make up for the vacuum; Non-Government party Labour TD then appointed their Cork East TD Sean Sherlock as party spokesman on Agriculture, along with the Marine, Social […]

FARMING: Relief as 2-year CAP extension provisionally agreed at EU level

FARMING: Relief as 2-year CAP extension provisionally agreed at EU level

1 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that Irish farmers can breathe a sigh of relief following the announcement of a two-year CAP extension by the European Union. Kelleher was commenting after a provisional agreement was reached between the co-legislators – the Parliament and the Council today. “Put […]

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

FARMING: New Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers – says Cork Senator

25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The […]

News from Carrigaline

News from Carrigaline

3 June 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fundraiser for First Responders Fitness Trainer with Catalyst Health & Fitness, Louise Murphy, is giving outdoor classes during the Covid-19 Lockdown in aid of the Carrigaline First Responders. Louise is giving 45 minute classes using spinning bike, weights and mats in an outdoor space behind their Gym. She […]

FARMING: Minister for Agriculture must tackle power of beef processing industry during COVID-19

FARMING: Minister for Agriculture must tackle power of beef processing industry during COVID-19

25 May 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie West Cork TD, Holly Cairns, Social Democrats spokesperson on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, expressed deep concern at the clusters of COVID-19 in Irish meat processing plants and has called on the Minister to tackle the power of the beef processing industry. Deputy Cairns believe there is a […]

IRISH FOOD IN UK: Clonakilty Pudding to be stocked in more Sainsbury’s Stores

IRISH FOOD IN UK: Clonakilty Pudding to be stocked in more Sainsbury’s Stores

15 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie It’s reported today in a trade publication that West Cork food producer Clonakilty Whitepudding and Clonakilty sausages will be rolled out to 100 more Sainsbury’s stores. Back in 2015 selected Sainsbury’s began to stock Blackpudding, then in 2018 Whitepudding along with Clonakilty sausages were added to shelves. Colette […]

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

FARMING: Cork based Agricultiure Minister Launches Mobile Calf Registration App

13 May 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork TD Michael Creed today welcomed the recent introduction by his Department of a Calf Registration App (Calf-Reg) which is now available free of charge to all herd keepers that have an iOS or Android smartphone. The Minister stated that […]

FARMING: Early commencement of Organic Farming Scheme balancing payments

FARMING: Early commencement of Organic Farming Scheme balancing payments

10 May 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced the early commencement of the balancing payments on the Organic Farming Scheme. The balancing payments will see over €1m paid to 1,200 farmers. These payments are being made two weeks earlier than last year. The […]

Carrigaline News

Carrigaline News

5 May 2020 By Barry Cogan news@TheCork.ie GAA 72 Hour Run Playing members of Carrigaline GAA Club organised and ran a 72hour sponsored marathon in aid of Pieta House last weekend which has raised €28,020 at the time of going to press. As the annual Darkness into Light sponsored walk through the town of Carrigaline […]

FARMING: Seandún Macra continue to embrace the use of Virtual Technology for Another Week

FARMING: Seandún Macra continue to embrace the use of Virtual Technology for Another Week

27 April 2020 Aisling Walsh, PRO, Seandun Macra na Feirme news@TheCork.ie This week we continued to embrace the world of virtual technology to keep our members active. Obviously we weren’t able to hold events outside of our home but that didn’t stop us from communicating. Our PRO Aisling Walsh decided to host another digital Netflix […]

FARMING NEWS: Boherbue students compete in national calf-rearing competition

FARMING NEWS: Boherbue students compete in national calf-rearing competition

24 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Certified Irish Angus announce Cork school as one of five finalist groups chosen for popular schools competition The Irish beef brand ‘Certified Irish Angus’ have announced that students from Boherbue Comprehensive School, Co Cork are one of five school groups who have been chosen to rear five Irish […]

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