Business

‘They‘re scaring calves and stealing their nuts‘ – crow ‘epidemic‘ highlighted in Limerick

A Limerick councillor says there is an epidemic of crows in the county. Neither man nor beast are safe from the birds, Cllr Eddie Ryan said at a meeting of the Cappamore-Kilmallock municipal district.  “I‘ve seen a flock of them fly low over young calves in fields to move them away from troughs. They then eat the nuts in the troughs. They […]

Elderly farmer fatally injured on his farm

An elderly man has died in a suspected farm accident on a farm in Laois over the weekend. Garda in Clonaslee are investigating an incident that occurred on a farm in Clonabeg Co Laois on Saturday the July 7 2018. A male in his 80s was fatally injured on his farm. The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that it […]

Drunk farmer exposed backside during pursuit with Gardai

A drunk farmer who hitched a lift from his son on the back of his tractor exposed his backside after his trousers fell down during a pursuit by Gardai. The driver of the Massey Ferguson tractor appeared before Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with dangerous driving. The court heard how Gardai spotted an elderly farmer clinging to the […]

Sterling rallies as investors bet softer Brexit more likely after resignation

Sterling rallied on Monday as traders bet that the resignation of Britain‘s Brexit minister would not endanger the prime minister and instead focused on the government‘s newly-announced plan that markets believe makes a “soft Brexit” more likely. David Davis resigned overnight because he was not willing to be “a reluctant conscript” to Prime Minister ‘s hard-won Brexit agreement. That plan […]

Irish Ferries ship to be out of service for up to two more weeks

Irish Ferries operator ICG has announced that its ship Ulysses will be out of service for a further period of one to two weeks. The ship, which operates on the Dublin to Holyhead route, reported technical difficulties with a propeller on the 24th June.  The vessel entered drydock in Belfast on the 28th June, and the investigation and repairs to […]