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€500,000 damage caused after hay, straw and sheds set alight
Rachel Donovan
Four fires of criminal nature have occurred at Jim Derwin Equestrian in Athlone since July, with over 1,200 bales burned in total.
17 August 2022 News
Farm fires in heatwave harvest
Fires in Wexford and Cork saw crops and machinery damaged. Fire officers are urging vigilance.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Making all land eligible is not without risk
From 2024, all land in NI outside of hard features can be used to claim new area-based payments
Farmers seven times more likely to die in workplace incident – Heydon
Reducing, mitigating and eliminating farm safety risks is how the number of farm fatalities will decrease in Ireland, says Minister Matin Heydon.
14 August 2022 News
Watch: major crop fire in Ferns, Wexford
The fire in Ferns was one of five farmland fires which took place in Wexford on Thursday 11 August.
12 August 2022 News
Key advice for farming in a heatwave
Farmers should take care to ensure livestock have water access and ample shade over the days ahead, as temperatures are forecast to reach 30°C.
9 August 2022 News
‘Absolutely wrong’ that farmers are demonised online
The vast majority of farmers in our upland areas are responsible and want to carry out farming in a responsible way, Minister Noonan said.
18 May 2022 News
Minister Noonan calls for ‘thorough investigation’ into Galway bog fire
The fire occurred beside the N84 Headford Road on Wednesday and the area is an important conservation area for curlew.
29 April 2022 News
Illegal burning a ‘scourge on society’ – Minister Noonan
Minister Noonan also said that he will soon progressing a review of the Wildlife Act.
31 March 2022 News
169 farmers scorched with payment cuts to burned land in 2021
Farmers face deductions and penalties even when it can be proved that a fire had been started accidentally or that a wildfire had a non-agricultural ignition source.
30 March 2022 News