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Editorial Opinion and Comments

All the latest opinion and comments on the Irish agricultural industry from the Farmers Journal editorial team.
I have always felt that the self-employed deserved more protection. And now that I am Minister for Social Protection, I am making that happen.
By Contributor on 30 March 2017
Bus Éireann: the minister should keep the taxpayers’ chequebook out of sight.
By Colm McCarthy on 29 March 2017
Former Taoiseach John Bruton writes exclusively for the Irish Farmers Journal on what the impending triggering of Brexit will mean for Ireland and Irish farmers.
By Contributor on 23 March 2017
The suggestion is that, freed from the shackles of Europe’s common external trade policy, Britain can do better.
By Colm McCarthy on 23 March 2017
The erosion of the purchasing and bargaining power of farmers is so clear that sensible regulation of the market is essential.
By Matt Dempsey on 23 March 2017
I am writing with a certain degree of trepidation as I wait to see if the forecasted severe frost does any damage to the emerging blossoms.
By Matt Dempsey on 23 March 2017
Brussels Insight - the CAP review must support farming properly if the EU continues to insist on farmers producing to a standard not required elsewhere.
By Phelim O'Neill on 19 March 2017
The announcement on Monday from Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, that she will seek an early re-run of the 2014 referendum is unwelcome.
By Colm McCarthy on 15 March 2017
Poultry farmers are facing an uncertain time but they must be protected.
By Justin McCarthy on 16 March 2017
In the first part of a two-part series on the Fair Deal Scheme, this week looks at how the scheme works generally.
By Aisling Meehan on 16 March 2017
Looking at the present disillusionment that seems to be so widespread, the Irish system may in fact have something to recommend.
By Matt Dempsey on 16 March 2017
I was confident that we could begin sowing the beans almost immediately but I was surprised and mildly disappointed to find water still flowing through the drains to the ditches beside the field.
By Matt Dempsey on 16 March 2017
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