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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3-year driving ban handed down to lorry driver who caused farmer’s death

3-year driving ban handed down to lorry driver who caused farmer’s death

A 3-year driving ban and a suspended jail sentence was reportedly handed down to a lorry driver who caused a...

Payment rates for the Small Dairy Farmer Scheme in NI announced

Payment rates for the Small Dairy Farmer Scheme in NI announced

The payment rates for the Small Dairy Farmer Scheme in Northern Ireland have been revealed by the Department of Agriculture,...

Flood-hit farmers in the North reminded to submit force majeure applications

Flood-hit farmers in the North reminded to submit force majeure applications

Flood-hit farmers in Northern Ireland have been reminded to submit their force majeure applications to ensure they do not miss out on...

Farmer convicted and fined for animal movement offences

Farmer convicted and fined for animal movement offences

A 56-year-old farmer has been convicted and fined for a number of animal movement and animal welfare offences. John Yorke –...

Flood-hit farmers to receive departmental assistance to dispose of fallen animals

Flood-hit farmers to receive departmental assistance to dispose of fallen animals

Farmers in the flood-hit valleys of Glenelly and Owenkillew in Northern Ireland will receive departmental assistance to dispose of dead animals...

Video: UK tractor driver has lucky escape after crashing into a lorry

Video: UK tractor driver has lucky escape after crashing into a lorry

A tractor driver in the UK had a very lucky escape recently after crashing into an articulated lorry after turning...

Video: Thieves continue to target Land Rover Defenders

Video: Thieves continue to target Land Rover Defenders

Thieves are continuing to target iconic Land Rover Defenders right across the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Members of...

NI livestock numbers increase in 2017, as the area of cereals grown falls

NI livestock numbers increase in 2017, as the area of cereals grown falls

Livestock populations in Northern Ireland during the month of June have remained stable or grown compared to figures from a...

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Calls for tougher judicial sentences for people involved in rural crime have been reiterated by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU),...

Investigation underway as 9 cattle stolen

Investigation underway as 9 cattle stolen

An investigation is underway after nine cattle were stolen in south Co. Armagh over the weekend, according to the Police...

‘NI’s approval to export pork to China could be worth in excess of £10 million’

‘NI’s approval to export pork to China could be worth in excess of £10 million’

Northern Ireland’s final approval to export pork to China could be worth in excess of £10 million (€11 million) to the...

UK’s approval to export beef to the Phillippines a ‘major boost’ for Northern Ireland

UK’s approval to export beef to the Phillippines a ‘major boost’ for Northern Ireland

The announcement that the UK has received approval to export beef to the Philippines has been hailed as a “major boost”...

Man killed in tractor accident on Antrim farm to be laid to rest

Man killed in tractor accident on Antrim farm to be laid to rest

A man who sadly passed away in an accident involving a tractor on a farm in Co. Antrim will be...

Farmers encouraged to take advantage of pest control scheme

Farmers encouraged to take advantage of pest control scheme

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to take advantage of a pest control scheme being run by the British Association...

NI milk prices increase by over 50% in the space of a year

NI milk prices increase by over 50% in the space of a year

Milk prices in Northern Ireland have increased by about 57% in the space of a year, according to the latest...

‘Hydraulic drive systems are a possible alternative to PTOs’

‘Hydraulic drive systems are a possible alternative to PTOs’

In some instances, hydraulic drive systems could provide a possible alternative to PTOs (power take-offs), according to the Minister for...

NI beef exporters given the green light to trade under BSE negligible risk status

NI beef exporters given the green light to trade under BSE negligible risk status

Beef exporters in Northern Ireland have been given the green light to trade under Bovine Spongiform Encelphalapathy (BSE) negligible risk (NR)...

Better origin labelling laws called for, as level of import checks criticised

Better origin labelling laws called for, as level of import checks criticised

Calls for improved origin labelling laws have been made by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), amid criticism over the level...