Fine Gael could lose votes from angry farming community
The party’s traditional strong appeal for farmers may be weakened by a growing sense that the party has become Dublin-centric
With prices starting at €300 a night, visitors to the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin last week may have wondered if the display of tractors out front and the carousel of speeches from protesting farmers and prostrating politicians were all part of the gold-plated authentic visitor experience.
Alas, they were not. They were in fact the clearest indication yet to bemused tourists that an Irish general election was underway.
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Government lobbied to allow recruitment of dairy workers from India and Pakistan
Farmers struggling to find Irish or European workers who will milk cows for €500 a week
Green minister tells members to ‘disregard’ farming climate plan’
Biodiversity minister Pippa Hackett said agriculture must move now to achieve new emissions goals expected in Climate Bill
Auction app MartEye facilitates €150m in online sales
Galway start-up’s app has 50,000 users and operates in over 40 marts in Ireland and Britain facilitating the sale of livestock, land and machinery. It has also developed a digital gavel, made of Irish ash, for auctioneers
Irish agriculture must change its ways before it’s too late
Comment: Our agri-food policy is adrift from ecological and climate reality, at a time when we can least afford it to be