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Tuam Farmers’ Market not reopening, but TD says it could return in “not too distant future”

Tuam Farmers' Market will not be reopening after closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The market says it was required 'to adapt in...

Payments to 1,200 organic farmers start early

Balancing payments to help with cash-flow for organic farmers have commenced early, it has been confirmed. The payments will see over €1 million paid to...

Minister gives clarity on options for farmers hit by COVID-19 crisis

The options for farmers in the county whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis have been clarified by the Department of Employment...

Local snail farmer wins coveted Teagasc award

A local Galway farmer who took the bold decision to add snail farmer to his resume has taken home a prestigious...

Three lives lost in workplace deaths in Galway last year

Workplace deaths in Galway went up last year, with three recorded killed in workplace incidents, one more than in 2018. The Health and Safety Authority...

Galway farmers to receive Hen Harrier payments ‘imminently’

Payments for Galway farmers under the Hen Harrier programme are “imminent”, an East Galway TD has confirmed. In 2018 the programme had 249 valid applications...

Huge increase in farm plastic recycling welcomed

An increase of almost 90% since last year in the amount of farm plastic packaging being brought for recycling has been welcomed. Minister Ciaran Cannon...

Galway TD says distinguished brand needed for Irish beef

Galway-Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has said that Ireland needs a world recognised brand for its "certified grass-fed, extensively reared suckler beef".

Galway TD warns of deep cuts to CAP

Galway West TD Eamon Ó Cuív has warned that cuts to the CAP could be far higher than what is being...

Galway Agri-Tech company creates new soil management system

Agri-Tech company Farmeye have launched their new system for soil nutrient management, the NMP Portal. This online tool will allow farmers and agri-consultants to monitor the...

Galway farmer fined €1 in council crackdown on sheep pen

The District Court had strong words for Galway County Council for prosecuting a farmer over an unauthorised sheep pen, describing it as "lunacy". Galway County...

Galway has highest number of farm deaths this year as HSA launches safety campaign

Galway has had the highest number of farm deaths in Ireland so far this year as the Health and Safety Authority launches a new...

Calls for changes to farm inspection penalties

The current penalties regime for farm inspections in Ireland have been called unfair to farmers, and calls are being made for the system to...

Galway farmers threatened by fodder crisis

The ongoing fodder crisis could cause irreparable damage to Galway farms if supply issues are not addressed. That's according to Galway-Roscommon TD Eugene Murphy who...

Government has ‘utterly failed to defend beef farmers’

A Galway East TD has criticised the Taoiseach for 'utterly failing to defend beef farmers', saying that he broke a promise made at a...
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New figures released by the Department of Health today shows that just one local electoral area in Galway had a higher 14-day Covid incidence...

Coronavirus: No further deaths, 274 cases confirmed today

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, but there are 274 new confirmed cases of the...

Fundraiser to help local man beat cancer nears €50,000 in donations

A fundraiser set up for a local man who was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year is closing in on €50,000. In February, Kevin...

Galway awarded over €1 million to refurbish vacant social housing

Galway City and County Councils have been awarded over a million euro between them to refurbish vacant, council owned social housing so it can...
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