Farmers Union

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Tommy Moyles, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: DOL

“Any competitor is a threat, and this is a big one,” says Tommy Moyles, as he tends his 130-strong herd of premium beef cattle on high ground overlook(...)

Northern Ireland is hardly an agrarian society: agrifood is only 4 per cent of its economy. However, the region is a food exporter and considers food processing an innovative, export-focused industry.

The UK-Australia trade deal, now in a decisive stage of negotiation, raises fundamental Brexit issues for Northern Ireland that have yet to even regis(...)

The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

 The Culicagh mountain boardwalk which threads along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Failure to strike a good post-Brexit trade deal could lead to the devastation of Northern Ireland’s farming industry, MLAs have been warned. Farmers (...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

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(...)

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