Category Archives: Farming

Táiniste Responds to Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s Promptings on Mart Crisis Issues

Táiniste Responds to Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s Promptings on Mart Crisis Issues

“Last night I received a phone call from Táiniste Leo Varadkar’s office, I was informed that my views expressed in the Dáil last week in relation to the way marts were being forced to operate under Level 5 had been taken on board, but, that the Government was NOT going to be making any changes… Read more…

Million to One Holstein Freisian Heifer Triplets Born on Castleisland Farm

Million to One Holstein Freisian Heifer Triplets Born on Castleisland Farm

An event on a farm in New Brunswick, Canada in November 2011 where triplet heifer calves were born to a Holstein cow named Celia was deemed an eight-million-to-one chance there at the time. Several factors conspired to drive these odds well beyond the limits of normal occurrences on farms throughout the world. The fact that… Read more…

Farmers Facing Ruin and Extinction – Deputy Danny Healy Rae

Farmers Facing Ruin and Extinction – Deputy Danny Healy Rae

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed and the Government to initiate an action plan to help farmers. Ruin and Extinction “Many farmers are facing ruin and extinction as they will have no fodder at all facing the winter,” said Deputy Healy Rae. First Cut Eaten “Their animals have eaten… Read more…

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – Deputy Michael Healy Rae

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – Deputy Michael Healy Rae

Michael Healy Rae, TD is today calling on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allow farmers who are involved in the GLAS scheme to cut hay this week. The Kilgarvan deputy wants the minister to lift the ban that is currently there and which dictates that farmers cannot cut hay until 1st July. Sign up… Read more…

Castleisland Scientist Appointed to New Zealand Government Post

Castleisland Scientist Appointed to New Zealand Government Post

As Castleisland native, Dr. John Roche was catching up with family and friends during a recent visit home, things were moving with great pace in his adopted home in New Zealand. And it was while he was at home that he got an email with a job offer he couldn’t refuse. The offer came directly… Read more…

Crowds Expected for Browne’s Open Day Tomorrow

Crowds Expected for Browne’s Open Day Tomorrow

It’s easy to believe the claim that all roads lead to Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders Providers for their annual open day. There, you’re likely to meet people from all quarters of this and neighbouring counties and this year’s event won’t be any different. Wednesday May 9th is Open Day The 2018 Open Day will… Read more…

Family Farms are Being Blackguarded and Neglected – Ferris

Family Farms are Being Blackguarded and Neglected – Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said family farms are being blackguarded and neglected. Speaking in the Dáil during the week Deputy Ferris said that he came from a small family farm and that it is something he is proud of. Blackguarded and Neglected “But, the small family farm is being blackguarded and neglected,”… Read more…

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South West… Read more…

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Listowel native, John ‘Junior’ Griffin is one of Kerry badminton’s best known officials. Now he has to share the ‘Junior Griffin’ moniker with Kerry’s latest rugby star, Ciara Griffin of Ballymacelligott. Ciara Griffin – known as ‘Junior’ to her friends, plays her club rugby with Tralee and with Munster. She made her international debut against… Read more…

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Kerry Independents TDs and brothers, Deputy Danny and Deputy Michael Healy Rae with Cllr. Maura Healy Rae and Cllr. Sammy Locke, met with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief during his visit to Kerry this morning. Flooding issues in various parts of the… Read more…

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Category Archives: Farming

Táiniste Responds to Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s Promptings on Mart Crisis Issues

Táiniste Responds to Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s Promptings on Mart Crisis Issues

“Last night I received a phone call from Táiniste Leo Varadkar’s office, I was informed that my views expressed in the Dáil last week in relation to the way marts were being forced to operate under Level 5 had been taken on board, but, that the Government was NOT going to be making any changes… Read more…

Million to One Holstein Freisian Heifer Triplets Born on Castleisland Farm

Million to One Holstein Freisian Heifer Triplets Born on Castleisland Farm

An event on a farm in New Brunswick, Canada in November 2011 where triplet heifer calves were born to a Holstein cow named Celia was deemed an eight-million-to-one chance there at the time. Several factors conspired to drive these odds well beyond the limits of normal occurrences on farms throughout the world. The fact that… Read more…

Farmers Facing Ruin and Extinction – Deputy Danny Healy Rae

Farmers Facing Ruin and Extinction – Deputy Danny Healy Rae

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed and the Government to initiate an action plan to help farmers. Ruin and Extinction “Many farmers are facing ruin and extinction as they will have no fodder at all facing the winter,” said Deputy Healy Rae. First Cut Eaten “Their animals have eaten… Read more…

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – Deputy Michael Healy Rae

Make Hay While the Sun Shines – Deputy Michael Healy Rae

Michael Healy Rae, TD is today calling on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allow farmers who are involved in the GLAS scheme to cut hay this week. The Kilgarvan deputy wants the minister to lift the ban that is currently there and which dictates that farmers cannot cut hay until 1st July. Sign up… Read more…

Castleisland Scientist Appointed to New Zealand Government Post

Castleisland Scientist Appointed to New Zealand Government Post

As Castleisland native, Dr. John Roche was catching up with family and friends during a recent visit home, things were moving with great pace in his adopted home in New Zealand. And it was while he was at home that he got an email with a job offer he couldn’t refuse. The offer came directly… Read more…

Crowds Expected for Browne’s Open Day Tomorrow

Crowds Expected for Browne’s Open Day Tomorrow

It’s easy to believe the claim that all roads lead to Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders Providers for their annual open day. There, you’re likely to meet people from all quarters of this and neighbouring counties and this year’s event won’t be any different. Wednesday May 9th is Open Day The 2018 Open Day will… Read more…

Family Farms are Being Blackguarded and Neglected – Ferris

Family Farms are Being Blackguarded and Neglected – Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said family farms are being blackguarded and neglected. Speaking in the Dáil during the week Deputy Ferris said that he came from a small family farm and that it is something he is proud of. Blackguarded and Neglected “But, the small family farm is being blackguarded and neglected,”… Read more…

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South West… Read more…

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Listowel native, John ‘Junior’ Griffin is one of Kerry badminton’s best known officials. Now he has to share the ‘Junior Griffin’ moniker with Kerry’s latest rugby star, Ciara Griffin of Ballymacelligott. Ciara Griffin – known as ‘Junior’ to her friends, plays her club rugby with Tralee and with Munster. She made her international debut against… Read more…

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Kerry Independents TDs and brothers, Deputy Danny and Deputy Michael Healy Rae with Cllr. Maura Healy Rae and Cllr. Sammy Locke, met with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief during his visit to Kerry this morning. Flooding issues in various parts of the… Read more…

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