Flooding

Tree planting could soak up Tyrone floodwater

Tree planting could soak up Tyrone floodwater

A tree planting programme in Co. Tyrone could offer a long-term solution for rural flooding, according to a research report...

March 20, 2018

In limbo: Here’s the 8 urgent ministerial decisions needed for NI

In limbo: Here’s the 8 urgent ministerial decisions needed for NI

Flooding relief and knowledge transfer have been confirmed to be two of the eight Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture (DAERA) decisions...

March 7, 2018

What can you do with unlifted swards?

What can you do with unlifted swards?

With many acres of last year’s grass still lying rotting across Ulster, and wet weather conditions continuing, the College of...

February 28, 2018

Northern silage yield drops to lowest in 12 years

Northern silage yield drops to lowest in 12 years

Following the summer no farmer will forget – for all the wrong reasons – silage yields in Northern Ireland hit...

February 22, 2018

‘Force Majeure’ excuse to be discussed at Sperrins landslide meeting

‘Force Majeure’ excuse to be discussed at Sperrins landslide meeting

A meeting for Sperrins farmers affected by landslides during the August floods will discuss the possibility of using the ‘Force...

February 15, 2018

Farming families struggle to deal with flooding fallout

Farming families struggle to deal with flooding fallout

One week on, farmers and their families affected by the flooding in the northwest of the province are still coming...

August 30, 2017

Donegal farmer ‘shaken’ after tractor gets caught up in bridge collapse

Donegal farmer ‘shaken’ after tractor gets caught up in bridge collapse

Farmer Seamus McColgan from Iskaheen, Muff, Co. Donegal, is said to be “quite shaken” after the tractor he was driving...

August 24, 2017

North-west flooding leaves destruction in its wake

North-west flooding leaves destruction in its wake

The flooding that struck the north-west of the country has left a trail of devastation in its wake in both...

August 24, 2017

Record breaking amounts spent on flood relief in 2016

Record breaking amounts spent on flood relief in 2016

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Seán Canney, said 2016...

December 24, 2016

Is your farm ready for a freezing cold winter?

Is your farm ready for a freezing cold winter?

Freezing weather conditions affects farming in several ways and to help give advice to farmers on what to do in...

November 9, 2016

A Voluntary Farmyard Relocation Scheme could be on the cards

A Voluntary Farmyard Relocation Scheme could be on the cards

The possibility of a voluntary farmyard relocation scheme is being discussed by the Government’s Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-ordination Working Group....

October 20, 2016

Flooding problems on the Shannon ‘won’t be solved in one winter’

Flooding problems on the Shannon ‘won’t be solved in one winter’

Problems arising from the flooding from the Shannon will not be solved in one winter, Minister of State at the Department of...

October 19, 2016

‘Farmers and farming families are still under siege from rising flood waters’

‘Farmers and farming families are still under siege from rising flood waters’

Farmers and farming families are still under siege from rising flood waters at a number of turloughs in Roscommon and Galway, Fianna...

July 22, 2016

‘Flood risk group not meeting in 4 years a total insult to people affected’

‘Flood risk group not meeting in 4 years a total insult to people affected’

A steering group that was to oversee a national programme for flood risk assessment did not meet during a four-year period, a new...

April 6, 2016

Farmers in the North urged to apply for flood relief

Farmers in the North urged to apply for flood relief

Farmers and other owners of flood-hit land and property in Northern Ireland are being advised by the North’s Department of...

March 26, 2016

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in Northern Ireland affected by the recent flooding will be able to apply for £1,000 financial aid under a new...

March 11, 2016

Over €600,000 paid out in flood relief payments to date

Over €600,000 paid out in flood relief payments to date

Some 377 applications were received by the Department of Agriculture under the Fodder Aid Scheme which was open between January...

February 22, 2016

Rainfall levels 250% the norm in parts as farmers battle waterlogged ground

Rainfall levels 250% the norm in parts as farmers battle waterlogged ground

Between waterlogged ground and exceptionally strong winter growth, the weather this winter has been nothing short of a disaster for...

February 11, 2016