Farm Methodically for Safety

Due to the Coronavirus Emergency, now is one of the most challenging periods in our country’s history.  Farmers, as food producers, are crucial to society.  A farm injury is unwelcome at any time, but currently an injury would be particularly unwelcome as it could jeopardise running of a farm, require attendance at a medical facility […]

CV-19: 20 Boredom busting ideas for kids (and parents!)

Not sure what to do with the kids? Well for starters, don’t worry. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day. Your most important job when it comes to your child’s learning is to show an interest and get involved. You […]

2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

Punchestown Racecourse today confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Punchestown Festival which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May.   Following consultation with Horse Racing Ireland and the relevant statutory bodies the Punchestown Festival has been cancelled in response to the ongoing threat to public health due to Covid-19. […]

Advice, farmers,covid 19, corona virus

To our farming community, we stand with you during this difficult time. As farmers ourselves we typically look forward to the spring months as it heralds the start of prime farming season, however this year we appreciate times are very different for all of our customers, manufacturers, dealers and the extended Farm Compare family. As […]

Govt invests in additional 5,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks in response to increased demand for online public library service

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced a fund of €200,000 to support the provision of an additional 5,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks in order to meet the significant increase in demand for access to the public library online service during the COVID-19 crisis. The funding is directed through the Local Government Management […]

Order of Malta mobilises volunteers to support HSE during COVID-19 emergency

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps has announced that volunteers are now preparing to provide national support to the Health Service Executive (HSE) following the recent developments caused by COVID-19.   The Order of Malta is one of the largest providers of first aid and voluntary ambulance services in Ireland and is listed as a ‘Voluntary Emergency […]

Macra na Feirme Confirms Flexibility in Young Farmers Schemes

President Thomas Duffy has welcomed today’s decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine allowing flexibility for young Irish farmers who have applied for the Young Farmers Scheme and TAMS to arrange inspection interviews over the phone instead of in person interviews. The Department has confirmed that required documents can be posted to […]

Supermacs and McDonalds cannot be used as an excuse for beef cuts- Macra na Feirme

Macra na Feirme calls for processors to not use the shift in consumer demand as an excuse to pull beef prices below their already unsustainable level. “Supermacs and McDonalds may be a massive user of beef for burgers and other products, but supermarkets are seeing unprecedented demand for products including meat products, so there is […]

COVID-19: EU institutions take action to procure life-saving medical equipment

– EU to buy medical equipment for hospitals totalling 50 million EUR – Tests, masks and respiratory ventilators will be jointly procured – More than 1800 EU citizens repatriated to date Parliament is working with member states to ensure that the EU can buy ventilators, masks and other medical equipment to be put at the […]

McDonald’s and Other Closures require EU Commission Action – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the decision by McDonald’s to close its restaurants here and in the UK will put further pressure on the beef sector. “Unfortunately, this is what’s happening across Europe where closures have had an impact on the food service sector. However, some of this has been mitigated by an increase in […]

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