With over 5,000 participants in the Organic Farming Scheme in 2024, the area being farmed organically in Ireland has tripled since 2020. While this shows a significant pace of growth, it is however still far off the EU target of 25 per cent of agricultural land in the EU to […]

If you’re travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way, in the vicinity of the Galley Head lighthouse and Long Strand at Castlefreke, you may have noticed the appearance of a small herd of pigs in recent years. Shane Kenneally and his family started breeding pigs on the small holding they have […]

I am a farmer but I’m finding it hard to manage on the income from farming.  What social welfare schemes can help?  You may be eligible for Farm Assist, a weekly means-tested payment for low-income farmers.  To qualify, you must be a farmer farming land in Ireland, aged between 18 […]