FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

FARMING: How can the EU support Ireland’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Sectors during COVID-19 emergency

25 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork-based Agriculture Minister stresses the sectors’ vital role in the continuity of food supply The North County Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today urged the European Commission to deploy the full range of supports available in order to ensure that the […]

FARMERS: look after your #MentalHealth

FARMERS: look after your #MentalHealth

22 March 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair, Caroline Farrell said that the spread of the coronavirus and restrictions it has imposed and, potentially will impose, is a worry for many farm families. “It is understandable to feel vulnerable or overwhelmed reading or hearing the news, we are in […]

FARMING: How is Covid 19 affecting Marts and Dairying?

FARMING: How is Covid 19 affecting Marts and Dairying?

14 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ICOS (the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society) represents over 130 co-operatives in Ireland – including the Irish dairy processing co-operatives and livestock marts – whose associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of €14 billion, with some 150,000 individual members, employing 12,000 people in Ireland, and a […]

How to stop fly tipping / illegal dumping in Rural Ireland?

How to stop fly tipping / illegal dumping in Rural Ireland?

26 February 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie IFA wants County Council’s to name and shame The Irish Farmers Association has made a submission to the Department of Environment calling for urgent action to tackle the issue of reckless littering in rural areas. The Association has pointed to the increased dumping of packaging waste generated from online purchases, […]

FARMING PHOTOS: History of Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College, Darrara, Clonakilty, West Cork

FARMING PHOTOS: History of Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College, Darrara, Clonakilty, West Cork

1 February 2020 By Bryan Smyth byran@TheCork.ie Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College, also known as ‘Darrara College’, has been involved in Agricultural education since 1905. The farm was given to the Irish State by trustees of the late Daniel O’Leary. The site is made up of 140 hectares and provides a variety of courses in Agriculture. There […]

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

27 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says poor leadership from the outgoing Minister for Agriculture has done nothing to ease the crisis in the beef sector. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “Farmers throughout West Cork have faced the most difficult 14 months on record as […]

Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

21 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork-based Michael Creed T.D., has announced record funding awards of €2,906,000 to 106 animal welfare organisations throughout the country. The payments will be made with immediate effect. The Minister said “it gives me great pleasure in awarding this funding, which […]

ABP Bandon commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 27%

ABP Bandon commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 27%

19 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ABP has confirmed that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). This process demonstrates the company’s commitment to aligning its sustainability strategy to the global climate change goals as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The new targets […]

FARMING: How does agriculture affect climate change? Cork based Agriculture Minister begins public consultation

18 November 2019, Monday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today launched a public consultation on “Ag-Climatise”, a National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond. The Minister stated, “The importance of addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas […]

WEST CORK: A Skibbereen based food company has created a new drink for #GutHealth @culturedfoodco

WEST CORK: A Skibbereen based food company has created a new drink for #GutHealth @culturedfoodco

16 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First things first; what is Beet Kvass. It is an ancient probiotic drink, originating from Russia over two centuries ago. It is packed full of nutrients to support your immune system and your digestion. It is an anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and it cleanses the liver. This veggie tonic is […]