Devilsbit Macra na Feirme

Devilsbit Macra na Feirme tackles stigma on Mental Health   On Thurday 16th February, Devilsbit Macra na Feirme, in conjunction with Cara O Mahony of the Macra Rural Youth Committee hosted a “Mental Health Talk with a Difference” in Racket Hall.The night was opened by a talk from Emmet Middleton who spoke frankly and honestly […]

IFA reaction to Hill Walker’s Court Case being overturned

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has noted today’s judgement, which has overturned damages to a claimant following an incident while walking on the Wicklow Mountains in 2013.   Pat Dunne said, “The finding that an onus exists on the walker to have a duty of care is an important recognition from a landowner’s perspective.  […]

Yara Ripping Off Farmers With Fertiliser Price Hikes – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farrners by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season.   Speaking at a protest at the Yara depot in Ringaskiddy in Cork, Joe Healy said, “Yara, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, has hit farmers with seven price increases since last June. […]

North Tipperary Macra

On Friday night last we held our annual titles night in Reidy’s Bar Newtown. We had a fantastic night as we picked our representatives for the 4 personality competitions for 2017. Thank you to Bobby Reidy and his staff for letting us host our night in his fine establishment. Both Grainne Harrington and Kevin Troy […]

Macra Na Feirme

North Tipperary Macra na Feirme On Saturday last, North Tipperary Macra attended their annual mystery tour. The group had a fantastic day and night, where they went to Cosmic bowling and Tullamore Dew followed by a great night out in the Palace nightclub Tullamore. Well done to Liz Gleeson and Amy O’Donovan on organising a […]

North Tipperary Macra Na Feirme

It has been yet another busy few weeks for Devilsbit Macra. Devilsbit Young Farmers Group: Our Young Farmers Group had another outing tonight to Jim Delahunty’s dairy farm in Carrig, Roscrea. Jim has a superb dairy set up and it was fantastic to get the opportunity to see his farm and have him speak to […]

Beef Trade Steady With Finishers Negotiating Deals – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is steady, with supply/demand finely balanced and finishers digging in hard and negotiating deals above the base price of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers.   Angus Woods said some cattle are moving today above these prices with €3.85 paid on steers and €3.95 […]

Rural Ireland must not become a carcass for US Vulture Funds

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his deep concern at reports that US based Cerberus Capital Management is set to ramp up repossessions of several hundred farms in rural Ireland. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Independent Farming Section broke the news that that as many as 200 farmers may be affected since the […]

North Tipperary Macra na Feirme

Devilsbit Macra: Well done to Devilsbit Macra who competed in last weekend’s National Capers Semi-finals in Birr. Although they didn’t reach the final they did extremely well. Congratulations to Frank Hayes for winning best actor on the night and to Meabh Campion on her nomination for best actress on the night also. Devilsbit Macra will […]

North Tipperary Macra notes

North Tipperary Macra na Feirme On Friday night last the first North Tipperary meeting of 2017 was held in Ballinahinch. It was a very enjoyable meeting with plenty of exciting events planned for the next few weeks. Best of luck to Devilsbit Macra who are competing in the National Capers semi-final in Birr Arts Centre […]

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