Conor Finnerty

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Conor Finnerty

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Conor Finnerty is a recent graduate from the University of Limerick holding an Honours degree in Journalism and New Media. An east Galway native he grew up on a typical Irish family farm with a mixture of suckler cows and sheep. Having now moved to the capital his farming responsibilities are held for the weekend while his father and brother take care of business during the week.

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Colton family’s pet ram killed in the field

Colton family’s pet ram killed in the field

An investigation has been launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (RSPCA) after a sheep named Shaun...

‘First of its kind’ tractor testing course launched by AIT

‘First of its kind’ tractor testing course launched by AIT

A tractor testing course – described as the “first of its kind” – has been launched by the Athlone Institute of...

Filming underway for DVD inspired by women in agriculture

Filming underway for DVD inspired by women in agriculture

This week filming got underway for a DVD that will be inspired by women in agriculture, with the first images...

Up to 100,000 gallons of slurry spills into river

Up to 100,000 gallons of slurry spills into river

It has been reported that up to 100,000 gallons of slurry spilled into a river in Northern Ireland earlier this...

Man killed in Fermanagh farm accident

Man killed in Fermanagh farm accident

It has been reported that a man, believed to be a teenager, has been killed in a farm accident in...

Some 200 farm inspections set to focus on machinery

Some 200 farm inspections set to focus on machinery

Approximately 200 farm inspections are set to take place as part of a two-week long campaign, with a special focus...

Video: Harvesting of up to 1,000 bales of silage takes place in Shannon Airport

Video: Harvesting of up to 1,000 bales of silage takes place in Shannon Airport

The harvesting of up to 1,000 bales of silage began at Shannon Airport this morning, with work beginning around 10:00am....

Farmer wins appeal to overturn animal welfare charge conviction

Farmer wins appeal to overturn animal welfare charge conviction

A farmer from Northern Ireland and his employee won their appeal to overturn a conviction relating to an animal welfare...

Machinery manufacturer and farmer to be sued as a result of fatal accident

Machinery manufacturer and farmer to be sued as a result of fatal accident

Legal proceedings are being taken against machinery manufacturer NC Engineering (Hamiltonsbawn) Ltd and farmer Thomas Boland as a result of...

McHale Farm Machinery all prepped for Massey Ferguson open evenings

McHale Farm Machinery all prepped for Massey Ferguson open evenings

McHale Farm Machinery is all prepped for its Massey Ferguson open evenings which are scheduled to go ahead next week....

‘Farm machinery has a legal right to use public roads’

‘Farm machinery has a legal right to use public roads’

Motorists have been urged not to forget the help provided by farmers and agricultural contractors in recent days clearing snow...

Does a tractor driver with a learner permit need to be accompanied?

Does a tractor driver with a learner permit need to be accompanied?

Currently, a person who holds a learner permit has to be accompanied by a fully qualified driver before they can...

Video: Is this the safest way to change a tractor tyre?

Video: Is this the safest way to change a tractor tyre?

A farm accident a number of years ago inspired an invention which aims to take the danger out of changing...

‘Plenty of time for logical dialogue on tractor testing measures’

‘Plenty of time for logical dialogue on tractor testing measures’

There is still plenty of time for logical dialogue on ‘fast’ tractor testing measures, according to the president of the...

Farmer recovering after being attacked by bull at the weekend

Farmer recovering after being attacked by bull at the weekend

A farmer in Co. Down is recovering from head injuries sustained when he was attacked by a bull on Saturday,...

Scope for McHale Plant Sales to enjoy 40% growth in the next few years

Scope for McHale Plant Sales to enjoy 40% growth in the next few years

There is scope for McHale Plant Sales to enjoy 40% growth within the marketplace generally over the next few years, according...

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

This morning the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, gave assurances that Basic Payment...

Tractors, farm equipment and straw damaged in recent shed fires

Tractors, farm equipment and straw damaged in recent shed fires

Tractors and farm equipment were damaged in a recent shed fire, while around 60 4X4 round bales of straw were...