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Thursday 14 May 2015

Mayo cattle dealer brings €4.5m action against Aurivo

A cattle dealer from Mayo is bringing a High Court case against Aurivo Co-operative Society.

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Why is it so hard to get broadband in the 21st century?

As the Irish Government at last prepares to select a private operator to roll out broadband to rural areas, Thomas Hubert explores the challenges of getting online. 

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Wednesday 13 May 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: spring breeding and focus on Northern Ireland

As all eyes are on the Balmoral Show, we preview the event and talk to Co Tyrone cricket star Boyd Rankin. Meanwhile, cattle breeding is gathering speed and mart managers discuss their future.

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Wednesday 6 May 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: weather, fertilisers, blogger and harvesters

Listen to this week's podcast for bad weather tips and insights into high fertiliser prices. You will also meet one of the authors of 'Farmer Writes' and a student on work experience in Combine City.

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France's ailing beef farmers to receive emergency tax breaks

French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll has added €2m to existing aid measures for suckler farmers hit by low margins.

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Drury Street, le nouveau spot du Southside dublinois

C’est tout un symbole: fin 2013, Industry & Co déménageait de Temple Bar, l’épicentre de la vie nocturne dublinoise, vers Drury St.

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Monday 4 May 2015

We need to protect Congo’s forests against shifting cultivation… or do we?

According to a new study, undertaken by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), while agriculture appears to be a main driver of deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a ‘lack of strong evidence’ to support widespread concerns about extensive forest loss in general and about shifting cultivation’s contribution in particular.
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Friday 1 May 2015

Eight people charged in France over horsemeat fraud

After two years of investigations, the French authorites have pressed charges against eight people suspected of passing horsemeat as beef.

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One in five applying for GLAS through Teagasc may miss deadline

Teagasc has written to 1,700 farmers using its joint planning service with FRS to warn them that their GLAS applications may not be complete by 22 May.

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Thursday 30 April 2015

Irish Farmers Journal weekly podcast: new beef scheme and blackcurrant rebirth

Listen to our livestock specialists go throuh the details of the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme and hear from Animal Health Ireland as well as Matt Dempsey, who edited the IFA's 60th anniversary book.

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Roddy Doyle et l’humour dublinois sur un piédestal

Tous les ans, Dublin choisit un bouquin emblématique de son identité et organise un festival autour de l’œuvre dans toute la ville. Cette année, c’est la trilogie de Barrytown de Roddy Doyle qui trône en haut de l’affiche.

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Tuesday 28 April 2015

Scientists: Base payments for ecosystem services on scientific evidence

In an opinion article in Science magazine more than 45 scientists asked policymakers and environmental agencies to “get the science right when paying for nature’s services”.

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Thursday 23 April 2015

Rencontre avec Olivier Cornet, galeriste à Dublin

Installé en Irlande depuis plus de 20 ans, ce galeriste français présente en ce moment une nouvelle expo de Jordi Forniés, peintre, musicien et… chimiste catalan vivant à Dublin.

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Wednesday 22 April 2015

Irish Farmers Journal weekly podcast: GLAS, Ornua and social welfare

Listen to this week's podcast if you're wondering whether to apply for GLAS, interested in sharemilking or worried about the impact of social media on teenagers' exams.

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Friday 17 April 2015

[Playlist] Un siècle de « rebel songs » irlandaises

Dublin vient de marquer le 99e anniversaire de l’insurrection de Pâques qui a déclenché la guerre d’indépendance irlandaise contre la couronne britannique, et c’est parti pour un marathon de commémorations centenaires. La révolte contre l’oppression a inspiré un répertoire musical pléthorique, des ballades folk fredonnées les pieds dans la tourbe en attendant une embuscade aux concerts punk contre la violence en Irlande du Nord dans les années 70… et ça n’est pas fini.

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Farmers Journal weekly podcast: farm safety and crop growth update

In this week's podcast, Farmers Journal specialists discuss Farm Safety Fortnight and crops and grass growth as well as Ireland's love affair with gardening.

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Tuesday 14 April 2015

France secures transfer of CAP entitlements between lease holders

The French government has said farmers could transfer existing leases with their references and entitlements attached, allowing many start-up farmers to draw higher payments than previously thought.

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Friday 10 April 2015

Les plus belles balades à faire autour de Dublin

Pour un décrassage printanier après des mois d’hibernation, les environs immédiats de Dublin sont relativement montagneux et offrent un choix pléthorique de balades plus ou moins pentues avec vue sur la mer ou sur la ville… et toujours un pub ou un resto à l’arrivée.

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Thursday 9 April 2015

Tom Dunne, éleveur laitier en Irlande : "Nous doublons notre production en trois ans"

Installés en plein coeur laitier du sud de l’Irlande, les frères Dunne ont investi plus d'un million d’euros en quatre ans pour atteindre deux millions de litres sans embaucher de salarié.

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US considers restrictions on GM maize to counter pest resistance

The US authorities are considering mandatory crop rotation and other measures to slow down corn rootworms' increasing resistance to the toxin produced by genetically modified maize.

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