Kieran O Dowd

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President of Macra na Feirme Seán Finan: “Education at a young age remains the key to tackling farm safety . . . It’s a very long-term thing, but it’s very important that we target schools.”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has been urged to fund a farm-safety programme in schools following the worst year for farm deaths since 1991.N(...)

Incoming Macra na Feirme president Seán Finan has said: “We have witnessed the decimation of rural Ireland in recent years with the closure of post offices and garda stations.”

Rural Ireland has been decimated and the Government must invest in rural areas it if it wants people to live there, incoming Macra na Feirme president(...)

Seán O’Donnell, a dairy farmer from Co Mayo, won the Young Farmer of the Year award in 2014

The search is on to find the top young Irish farmer. Macra na Feirme has launched this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year award and the winner will b(...)

The Macra na Feirme website. “Macra na Feirme, as the only representative body for young farmers and rural youth in this country, should be proud of its achievements, especially in the context of the recent CAP young farmer measures.”

Farmer and construction project manager Seán Finan has won the Macra na Feirme presidential election. Mr Finan (31), from Co Roscommon, will succeed a(...)

Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. Photograph: Macra na Feirme

Four candidates have been confirmed to run for president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme, as the nomination process closes. The candidates are(...)

The winner will replace outgoing president Kieran O’Dowd who made waves when he was elected  in 2013 because he was a barrister and not a farmer. This time, all four candidates are involved in farming

The race is on to be the next president of young farmers’ group Macra na Feirme with four candidates in the running.The winner will replace outgoing p(...)

“We have a relationship with land ownership which means the average field in Ireland is sold outside the family once every 400 years,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

A pilot project matching farmers who need land with farmers who are not using the land has been inundated with queries and has matched three times mor(...)

When an ash cloud occurred following an eruption of an Icelandic volcano “there was significant pressure on Irish food shelves” because of the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables

Ireland should follow the UK’s example and introduce legislation to tackle supermarkets selling vegetables for just a few cent.Policy director for an (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said farming prospects have never been so good. Photoraph: Collins Photos.

Prospects have never been so good for young farmers and others in agri-business, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has told the 70th anniversary (...)

Many farmers find it hard to get their hands on land.

The 12 new agri-taxation measures announced in yesterday’s budget have one thing in common – they are all designed to get land moving out of the hands(...)

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