New Donegal IFA county chairperson to be elected

The Donegal IFA annual general meeting will be held in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on Tuesday, Feburary 7 at 8pm. The 2023 Donegal IFA AGM will be marked with significance as it marks the end of Brendan McLaughlin’s term as County Chairman. Brendan has been Chairman since 2019 and in that short time has steered […]

Coillte’s forestry plans called into question

SERIOUS concerns have been raised among the farming community about plans by government to allow a UK investment company to fund the purchase of Irish farmland for forestry and private forestry plantations in partnership with Coillte. At present Donegal has some 900 privately owned forest plots. Farmers and foresters across the country are objecting to the […]

Over 7000 farmers in Donegal will benefit

  The start of the 70% advance of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will benefit over 7,400 farmers in Donegal, Fine Gael TD for Donegal Joe McHugh has said. Over €700 million to 111,000 farmers will now be sent out to farmers across the country with €33,889,000 paid out locally. Advertisement Minister McHugh said: “This […]

Donegal farmers hit crisis

DONEGAL farming is in crisis and, with no let-up in the adverse weather conditions in sight, many farmers could go to the wall, the Chairman of the county’s largest farming organisation has claimed