Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Agriculture ’

News In Brief- Knowing Me, Knowing Who?


Rebekah Brooks (former News of the World) has said this week she didn’t know phone hacking was illegal and that she couldn’t have that fella’s croissant and his new Lamborghini without asking either. She may have known what the celebs were getting up to on their nights off but she didn’t know she wasn’t meant to know. Ah. God love her.

Similarly Peter Robinson, up north, didn’t know the PSNI had sent a letter to a Republican “on-the-run” to tell him he wasn’t wanted anymore. Peter immediately called for a judicial review and issued a threat to resign, a threat that sank faster than Jesus’ pint after forty days in the desert. Not that Peter’s threat actually meant anything to anyone, except perhaps his wife. Continue reading

Private Organisations Provide Fodder Relief


In a response to the recent fodder crisis which has left many farmers across the country fearful for both their animals’ welfare and their finances, a €250,000 fodder fund has been set up by three Irish firms – SuperValu, Kepak and Oliver Carty Ltd, while SuperValu has also offered to take care of the transport of fodder – arriving in Dublin Port – to co-ops around Ireland.

The harsh winter we have experienced over the course of the past few months, and the fact that grass has begun to grow roughly a month later than usual, has meant that farmers have had to purchase extra fodder, leading to a shortage, and driving up the prices of any available supplies, placing extreme pressure – financial and emotional – on farmers who have been doing their utmost to keep their livestock alive and fed.

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