Ballinasloe Fair celebrates 300th anniversary

The 300th running of the annual Ballinasloe horse fair and festival commences on the Sunday the 2nd October with patrons attending from near and...

‘Regenerative Farming Experiment’ attracts national attention

The sunshine and, indeed, the people, were out in force at the ‘Hemp4Soil Farm Walk’ in Carrigaholt, Loop Head, at the weekend, as many...

Applications invited for Community Hedge Cutting Grant Scheme 

Clare County Council is seeking to complement its hedge-cutting programme this autumn by facilitating landowners and community groups in maintaining hedgerows throughout County Clare.

Young man airlifted to hospital after tractor accident

A young man has been airlifted to hospital in Dublin after he was injured in a road traffic collision in East Clare on Wednesday afternoon.

Dooley welcomes farm family agri-environmental scheme

Clare Senator Timmy Dooley has welcomed the new €1.5bn Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) which will deliver significant long-term environmental improvement through a payment package to farmers. 
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Traffic Management Plan for Spancil Hill Fair

Gardaí have issued details of a Traffic Management Plan that will be implemented in Spancil Hill for this year's fair.

20% of farmland in Clare excluded from Fodder Scheme

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara has criticised the Government for excluding up to 20% of farmland in County Clare from the €55m Fodder Support Scheme.

Temporary changes to GLAS declined by Minister

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara has called on the Minister for Agriculture to allow temporary adjustments to the conditions of the GLAS scheme which would enable farmers with low-input permanent pasture and traditional hay meadows to cut more hay and silage.