Farmers Union

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DUP party leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

As a rule of thumb, whatever the DUP says is good, is bad economically, and whatever it says is bad tends to bring distinct economic advantages. If ev(...)

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned that nobody should underestimate the importance of EU supports on the North’s rural economy. Photograph: iStock

Farmers in the North could stand to gain millions of pounds in EU payments if the value of sterling weakens further gains the euro over this month. T(...)

Today 800 million litres of milk produced in the North are sent to the Republic for processing. Photograph: iStock

Brexit will have major consequences for the Irish farming and food sectors. A hard Brexit, with re-erection of customs barriers between the Republic a(...)

A report earlier this month from the Stormont economy department warned of a possible loss of 40,000 jobs in Northern Ireland if the UK crashed out of the EU. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Boris Johnson made his way to 10 Downing Street partly on his commitment that he was prepared to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on (...)

Northern Ireland’s poultry farmers supply around 14 per cent of UK chicken meat production

Poultry producers are reaching a “tipping point” because of changes to RHI payments, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) said. Legislation to limit payme(...)

Clare Guinness, chief executive of Warrenpoint Port: ‘I think Theresa May’s job is like herding cats’

“We are not out of the woods yet,” says Declan Billington, a chief executive in Belfast, reflecting the anxious view of the bulk of the Northern Irish(...)

 Beef farmer Angus Woods on his farm in Co Wicklow:  “We have this huge market right on our doorstep . . . we have been supplying if for hundreds of years and now we could end up with a scenario that we might not have free access into that market.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the pasture lands of Co Wicklow, the Woods farm has passed down through three generations. It is, says its owner Angus Woods, a typical family oper(...)

Joe Parker standing on his farm in Blacklion, Co Cavan.   Part of his farm is on the other side of Lough MacNean in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Photograph:  Andrew Paton

Farmer Joe Parker drives at quite a lick, slicing through the narrow country roads that straddle the Border between Fermanagh and Cavan. It’s a strugg(...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May faced mainly hostile questions in the House of Commons. Photograph: Parliament TV handout via Reuters

Theresa May will visit Belfast on Tuesday in an attempt to win public support in Northern Ireland for her Brexit deal, which the Democratic Unionist P(...)

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