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Students contribute to achieving net zero
Sarah McIntosh
With a prize fund of €4,000, applications are open to third-level students for this year’s Rotary Ireland environment award, writes Sarah McIntosh.
 
 
Desperate Farmwife: bullying in a small, rural school is difficult to navigate
Desperate Farmwife: bullying in a small, rural school is difficult to navigate
Are kids just being kids, or is there more going on? Our Desperate Farmwife doesn’t have all the answers, but she is always there for her children (and her cows).
Andrea Mara: serial thriller queen
Andrea Mara: serial thriller queen
Andrea Mara never dreamed of becoming a writer but having reinvented herself after redundancy, she is now Ireland’s thriller queen, writes Maria Moynihan.
Benjamin Stafford: why my ADHD diagnosis changed my life
Benjamin Stafford: why my ADHD diagnosis changed my life
Masking his ADHD symptoms made life difficult for Benjamin Stafford. A diagnosis and medication at 22 turned his life around, writes Margaret Hawkins.
It's all down to dad: Irish businesses who are keeping things in the family
It's all down to dad: Irish businesses who are keeping things in the family
Celebrating Father’s Day, three Irish businesses who are keeping it in the family talk about following in their father’s footsteps, writes Janine Kennedy and Ciara Leahy
Editorial: Pre-school graduation day
Editorial: Pre-school graduation day
Rural pre-schools are struggling since the Core Funding model was introduced in 2022, writes Ciara Leahy.
Katherine O'Leary: whatever the black cloud, we can get out from under it
Katherine O'Leary: whatever the black cloud, we can get out from under it
When my family suggested having a party for my 65th birthday, a good memory helped me to acquiesce and enjoy the day, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Ask Miriam: 'I want to travel - but I have nobody to go with'
Ask Miriam: 'I want to travel - but I have nobody to go with'
This week, Miriam hears from a reader looking for advice on how to start travelling solo.
Editorial: family working together
Editorial: family working together
Families working together isn't always easy and there can be difficult days. However, there are also good days when it's a privilege; it's one to remember on Father's Day, writes Ciara Leahy.
Students contribute to achieving net zero
Students contribute to achieving net zero
With a prize fund of €4,000, applications are open to third-level students for this year’s Rotary Ireland environment award, writes Sarah McIntosh.
Sport: fixtures farrago
Sport: fixtures farrago
Here's hoping the scheduling sideshow doesn't overshadow the action on the field, writes Denis Hurley.
Irish Horse: Making a Killing - fight or flight?
Irish Horse: Making a Killing - fight or flight?
Helen Sharp discusses the after-shock following the recent RTÉ Investigates documentary.
Irish Horse Horsewomen of Ireland: Highland Cattle show the way
Irish Horse Horsewomen of Ireland: Highland Cattle show the way
Heather Denholm has a unique and gentle technique for educating young horses, writes Helen Sharp.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silageSPONSORED
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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