Adrian Kelly from Cloone, Co Leitrim, passing a former shop (left) and a house which are both surrounded by forestry. “How can you live with trees coming up to your door?” Photograph: Brian Farrell

A late-night text recently summoned farmers to a protest in Aughnasheelin, near Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. The next morning, at 7.30am, they began to qu(...)

Fodder brought in from Brighton, England, is distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim, last week

The fodder crisis is far from over, farm leaders in the west said yesterday. Hundreds of farmers are on waiting lists for feedstuffs at marts across t(...)