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A Cork man has been jailed for running a “chop shop” for stolen tractors and cars. Gerard Holland, from Bandon, Co. Cork, appeared before Cork Circuit Criminal Court earlier today (Friday, February 15), pleading guilty to 11 sample charges of handling stolen tractors, as well as possessing and handling stolen car parts, according to
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Rural-dwellers have been warned to be vigilant in the face of a spate of criminal acts in Co. Antrim recently by local members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Taking place near Larne, in the east of the county, a number of items were stolen in recent days and weeks. Taking to social ...
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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed to AgriLand that up to €60 million will be available for farmers under the Future Growth Loan Scheme, with the possibility that this figure may be reviewed. The department also said that €120 million – out of a total of €300 million – has been earmarked for the agri-food sector ...
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The Government has been called on to give a commitment to reduce driving test waiting times by rural youth organisation Macra na Feirme, following a surge in the recording of learner driver offences. This is particularly important in areas which are not serviced by alternative forms of transport, the group has said. 337 vehicles seized
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Aurivo has become the latest processor to announce its milk price, revealing an increase for January supplies. Following a meeting today (Friday, February 15), the board of Aurivo has decided to pay a milk price of 30.5c/L for January milk. Market returns have improved somewhat and this is reflected in a 0.5c/L increase on ...
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Carnaross Drama Group is set to perform a classical Irish drama ‘The Honey Spike’ written by Kerry-born playwright, Bryan MacMahon. The play will be performed in Carnaross Community Centre both this weekend and next weekend. The people of Carnaross and the surrounding area are said to be “really looking forward” to this year’s play ...
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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published the terms of reference for a study into the effects of forestry plantation in Co. Leitrim. The study will be led by Dr. Aine Ni Dhubhain and Dr. Julie Ballweg of UCD, both of whom have met with Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the department with ...
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On Wednesday (February 13), we brought you news that Euro Auctions has been appointed to “dispose of” the assets of the UK-based Hawk Plant equipment hire group – via auction.
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“If farmers are strong and sit tight, €6.00/kg is there to be got for store lambs,” according to one Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, sheep farmer. Former Nuffield scholar John Fagan has said there is no rush on most farmers to sell lambs. “Most sheep farmers are in a very good position now compared to other years ...
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A Co. Leitrim part-time farmer has passed away at Sligo University Hospital two weeks after being attacked by a bull. According to a local county councillor, Anthony Cull, 32, died yesterday (February 14) after complications arose in his recovery from the initial attack, which occurred in a slatted shed. The councillor told AgriLand that the ...
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Farmers have been reminded that the deadline for applications looms for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP). Applications for the scheme, which has a funding provision of €20 million, will be accepted up to and including next Friday, February 22, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed. Applications can be made ...
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A property marking machine is to be used as part of a scheme to deter thieves in Co. Tipperary. Incorporated into an initiative being run by Tipperary County Council, the device will assist victims of crime to recover stolen property, according to local radio station TippFM.
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A total of 66 projects in rural Ireland will be allocated funding of €62 million as part of the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The announcement was made yesterday, Thursday, February 14, by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, as part of Project Ireland 2040. According to a statement from the department of Rural and ...
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TDs have expressed their disappointment after a false allegation was made of illegal peat cutting by the CEO of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC). During a presentation on biodiversity preservation on peatlands, Dr Cathrine O’Connell used a photo, taken in 2016, of someone cutting peat on a blanket bog at Slieve Tooey in Co. Donegal, with ...
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Facilities for accepting Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Greening applications are expected to open next week, AgriLand understands. It is believed that the next round of applications for this year will be accepted online in the coming days. Some farmers have received letters from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with ...
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