On Tuesday night, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue gave a far-reaching interview to the Irish Farmers Journal as part of our Around the Editor’s Table series. The interview is available to watch back on www.ifj.ie/live and we carry comprehensive coverage throughout this week’s paper.

Overall, the minister gave a sure-footed performance, demonstrating a solid understanding of the challenges facing the sector. However, some of the solutions he is proposing will be highly unpalatable.