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National Ploughing Championships

Exhibitors surveyed by the Irish Farmers Journal at last week's National Ploughing Championships gave overwhelmingly good feedback on their presence at the event.
By Thomas Hubert on 02 October 2016
Business picking up at Ploughing - Irish Farmers Journal survey
Nearly half of exhibitors surveyed at last week's National Ploughing Championships said they had conducted more business there than last year.
By Thomas Hubert on 02 October 2016
Often overlooked as a tourist destination, Offaly has a lot to offer would-be visitors, writes Lorcan Allen.
By Lorcan Allen on 06 October 2016
Weekly podcast: western weather, budget demands, consumer insights and thistles
In this week's podcast, we hear from IFA representatives and politicians as rain adds to low prices in calls for farm support in the next budget, and from a businessman turning thistles into cash.
By Thomas Hubert on 28 September 2016
Watch: Vintage highlights from the Ploughing
There were plenty of vintage machines in action and re-enactments of the old ways at last week's National Ploughing Championships. Watch our videos.
By Michael Moroney on 26 September 2016
Watch: Co Meath teenagers scoop Innovation Arena's people's choice award
Kate and Annie Madden of Fenu Health won the prize by popular vote for their equine health supplements at the National Ploughing Championships this Thursday.
By Thomas Hubert on 22 September 2016
Seven chainsaw safety tips from the Ploughing
Keeping a chainsaw in a safe working condition and using appropriate gear was the focus of one of the demonstrations run on the Health and Safety Authority's stand.
By Laura Roddy on 22 September 2016
Live: Day three of the National Ploughing Championships 2016 in Tullamore
Ploughing 2016 is over, with organisers reporting another attendance record and Eamonn Tracey claiming his 11th title in the senior conventional class. Relive all the action in our archived live blog.
By Farmers Journal on 22 September 2016
Watch: Deluge of rain and politicians on day two of the Ploughing
The more ministers piled up on the National Ploughing Championshisps site in Tullamore, Co Offaly, the darker the clouds got - but this did not dampen anyone's mood.
By Thomas Hubert on 22 September 2016
On his visit to the Ploughing this Wednesday, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed would examine options to support farmers hit by poor harvest conditions.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2016
Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys said she would resume the legislative process to extend hedgecutting and burning dates this autumn and announced €5m in new funding for rural businesses.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2016
When Tommy Moyles found himself alongside dairy and poultry farmers at a panel discussion, he felt the need to rise above the usual image of drystock farming being seen as the poor relation.
By Tommy Moyles on 21 September 2016
Ploughing exclusive: the new €50 note
The new €50 note has been revealed to the Irish public by the Central Bank at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co Offaly.
By Laura Roddy on 21 September 2016
Live: Day two of the National Ploughing Championships 2016 in Tullamore
Follow our live coverage all day from Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly where 100,000 people attended the first day the Ploughing. Senior politicians are among those visiting today.
By Farmers Journal on 21 September 2016
Watch: Record attendance for day one of Ploughing 2016
Perfect weather, a fine balance between outdoor fun and serious chat and huge crowds ensured Tuesday was a roaring success - with only Brexit worries to dampen the mood.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2016
All Government policies should be 'rural-proofed' - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin has been running a series of well-attended debates at its Ploughing stand this Tuesday on issues ranging from the health service to Brexit and investment in rural Ireland.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 September 2016
Listen: Plenty of advice at the Ploughing to protect farms from crime
With the fear of burglaries at an all-time high in the midlands region hosting the National Ploughing Championships, the IFA and An Garda Síochána are giving practical advice to keep thieves away.
By Odile Evans on 20 September 2016
US ambassador visits the ploughing
The US ambassador to Ireland says he feels very lucky to be assigned to this country and is a big fan of the ploughing.
By Odile Evans on 20 September 2016
Live: National Ploughing Championships 2016 in Tullamore
We are bringing you all the action from Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly where 300,000 people are expected to attend the Ploughing between Tuesday and Thursday this week.
By Farmers Journal on 21 September 2016
10 cheat cards for a successful Ploughing
Are you off to your first Ploughing in the morning and still don't know what to wear or how to spot celebrities? No panic, the Dealer's cheat sheets are here to help you.
By The Dealer on 19 September 2016
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