FARMING: Cathal O’Sullivan from #WestCork wins ABP Farm Safety Award at @BTyste

FARMING: Cathal O’Sullivan from #WestCork wins ABP Farm Safety Award at @BTyste

11 January 2021 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cathal O’Sullivan from Co Cork Announced as Winner of the ABP Farm Safety category at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2021 Cathal O’Sullivan from Cork was the overall winner of the ABP Farm Safety Award at the 2021 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) with his […]

FARMING: Minister promises to “stand with” Cork farmers and fishers “regardless of the outcome of Brexit”

FARMING: Minister promises to “stand with” Cork farmers and fishers “regardless of the outcome of Brexit”

21 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister McConalogue thanks Cork farmers, fishers and promises to stand with them Ahead of the Christmas and New Year period, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has thanked farmers and fishers [the newer gender-neutral word for fishermen] in Co Cork their […]

FARMING: West Cork man elected president of ICSA – says Brexit will affect beef farmers

FARMING: West Cork man elected president of ICSA – says Brexit will affect beef farmers

20 December 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Dermot Kelleher has been elected ICSA National President following a postal ballot of the association’s National Executive members. Following the announcement, Mr Kelleher said he was looking forward to the challenge of dealing with big issues like Brexit, CAP reform and the price of product. “I will be […]

FARMING: Tech and financial supports for Agriculture students

FARMING: Tech and financial supports for Agriculture students

3 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The tech and financial supports confirmed today by Teagasc for agriculture students are warmly welcomed, Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has said. Senator Lombard, the Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture, raised concerns at an Oireachtas Committee in October that some students were missing out on supports afforded to other […]

CORK FARMERS: Should apply for their share of new €8 billion EU COVID19 recovery fund

CORK FARMERS: Should apply for their share of new €8 billion EU COVID19 recovery fund

13 November 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The New €8 billion EU fund to support farmers affected by the Covid 19 pandemic is a major win for rural communities in Ireland, and Cork farmers should seriously consider making applications. – That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher. The Cork based MEP was commenting after the […]

FARM NEWS: Awards for 3 Cork families at NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards

FARM NEWS: Awards for 3 Cork families at NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards

2 November 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Ornua and the National Dairy Council (NDC) are pleased to announce the Starrett family, supplying Aurivo Co-op in Donegal, as the winner of the 2020 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. Now in its 11th year, the awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Dairy World’, acknowledge, and celebrate the […]

Further scrutiny of meat processing plants is warranted

Further scrutiny of meat processing plants is warranted

11 October 2020 BY Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Holly Cairns (Cork South West TD), Social Democrats spokesperson for Agriculture, has welcomed the Special Covid Committee’s recommendation that other Dáil committees should examine serious ongoing issues in meat plants. Holly said: “I have been calling for a taskforce to examine conditions for workers in this sector for […]

FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard elected Vice-Chair of Agriculture Committee

FARMING: Cork Senator Tim Lombard elected Vice-Chair of Agriculture Committee

30 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Minane Bridge, near Carrigaline, Co Cork) has been elected Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Senator Lombard, who also serves as the Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture, said: “I am delighted to have been elected Vice […]

FARMING: Protest at Department of Agriculture offices in Clonakilty, West Cork

FARMING: Protest at Department of Agriculture offices in Clonakilty, West Cork

21 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A delegation of farmers led by IFA Animal Health Chairmen, John Kingston, (Cork Central) and Derry Scannell, (West Cork) today highlighted farmer anger towards the recently issued Dept of Agriculture’s TB Herd Risk letters. In protest, the delegation burned the letters outside the Department of Agriculture offices in […]

Why is there a low-flying airplane over Cork? and what can landowners do?

Why is there a low-flying airplane over Cork? and what can landowners do?

11 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Q: Why is a Canadian registered white airplane flying over Cork? A: It’s equipped with state-of -the-art instruments and part of a Geo survey. The airplane will fly over counties Laois, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford, and neighbouring parts of Offaly, Cork, Carlow and Kildare from September until the […]

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