It’s becoming clear, even to the Minister for Agriculture, that the office of the Agri-Food Regulator he has established will not provide the transparency promised.
In light of the relentless bad weather and excessive rain, Clare Independent TD Michael McNamara has urgently called upon the Minister for Agriculture to extend the slurry spreading deadline to the middle of October.Read More
The destruction of the fabric of historical Limerick by local government has been shameful. The new, elected Mayor needs more than ceremonial powers to address the planning, housing, and commercial needs of the city. The Mid-West needs a thriving Limerick City.
There is a lot of discussion of the requirement of farmers to address the deterioration in water quality, and they must, but focus is needed on measures required of the forestry sector in which the State, Coillte, is the main actor.