Tim Cullinan

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Cost crisis may cause unproductive cows to be culled early and sold before they are fully fattened due to high meal prices, Teagasc says. Photograph: iStock

High prices for energy and fertiliser driven by the war in Ukraine could cause “significant long-term issues” and reduce the health and welfare of bee(...)

The IFA has been invited to meet Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue on the matter. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned the Government it would be “very unwise” to make any decisions on introducing compulsory crop-growing (...)

JP Cowley on his farm near Easkey, Co Sligo: Proposals would have had serious implications especially for the dairy sector.  Photograph: James Connolly

Irish farming groups have welcomed a vote in the European Parliament which rejected proposals advanced by a parliamentary sub-group before Christmas t(...)

 Neil Gibson, chief economist with EY Ireland, warns some people  won’t be able to keep up with price rises in food, fuel and housing. Photograph: iStock

It was supposed to be temporary but as we head into 2022, inflation – a bit like Covid-19 perhaps, only not as malignant – has become that unwelcome g(...)

IFA president Tim Cullinan speaking to farmers in Cavan. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish food prices “are going to have to go up”, according to Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan, who also accused the Government (...)

There were 1,567,681 dairy cows in 2020, the highest dairy herd total ever recorded in a Census of Agriculture

Sustained expansion of the Irish dairy sector has continued over the past decade, resulting in record numbers of dairy cattle, according to preliminar(...)

John Keane (left), president of Macra na Feirme, and Andrew Doyle, chairman, joined in as farmers held a demonstration with tractors and other farm equipment outside Government Buildings in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish farmers are being “foisted” with demands to cut carbon emissions at the same time as being portrayed as “the bad guys” in the conversation aroun(...)

Climate change measures in the €165 billion National Development Plan over the next nine years are difficult to measure but will be upwards of €50 billion. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will on Thursday unveil a €125 billion climate action plan which will see fossil fuel heating systems no longer installed in public bui(...)

Farmers in considerable numbers have previouly answered the IFA call to assemble in the capital. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government faces the prospect of a large protest on the streets of Dublin over its climate plan after the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), the la(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told the Cop26 summit that ‘we cannot wait for 2050, we have to cut emissions fast’ as she described  reducing methane levels as ‘the lowest-hanging fruit’ among the options available to make a major impact on climate change.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire

More than 90 countries including Ireland have backed a global pledge to cut 30 per cent of methane emissions by 2030 in one of the most significant ou(...)

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