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Irish Horse: Frost lights up Sandown after difficult week
Ronan Groome
After giving evidence in her case against Robbie Dunne, Bryony Frost got back to doing what she does best at Sandown last Saturday.
Gift ideas without spending money this Christmas
Whether you are a broke college student or you want to give a truly unique gift to someone, Ilka Denker has rounded up some non-monetary gifts.
Influencer Lisa McGowan raises money for Pieta House
Put on your comfy PJs, get a drink and be entertained from the comfort of your home, all in aid of charity, writes Ilka Denker.
My story as a honeybee, in my own words
Beekeeper Willie O’Byrne tells us how honeybees and other bees differ in the words of a honeybee herself.
Are these legal fees excessive or reasonable?
It is hard to gauge value when you are going into a legal situation blind. A reader has reached out to agri solicitor Aisling Meehan regarding exorbitant legal charges from transferring over the family farm.
Recognition of history is important as is recognition of current happenings
The recognition provided by winning NewsBrands Newspaper Magazine of the Year 2021 means a lot to our team and encourages us to continue to tell the stories of rural Ireland.
Damien’s Diary: gender imbalance raising it’s head again
While some of the best communicators in the Irish agri sector I have come across are women, why aren’t there more of females on our conference panel discussions?
Katherine’s Country: getting set for Christmas
Focusing on family and Christmas is just what is needed to get through the next few weeks. We’d all love to be looking forward to some social occasions and friend meet-ups but it’s an unlikely reality
Dear Miriam: my nephew is splitting up with his wife, should I contact her?
Dear Miriam, my nephew is splitting up with his wife and I am unsure if I should contact her or not?
Irish Horse: Frost lights up Sandown after difficult week
After giving evidence in her case against Robbie Dunne, Bryony Frost got back to doing what she does best at Sandown last Saturday.
Farm from your average authors
Unlike many of the sport-related books that make it onto the shelves this close to Christmas, Ireland is awash with sports stars who have plenty stories to tell, writes Denis Hurley.
Irish Horsewomen: simply unstoppable
Helen Sharp chats to Galway-based para dressage rider Sarah Slattery and discovers how cancer set her on her road to success.
The health and harness of the horse
Michael Slavin chats with Thoroughbred Remedies Ireland director Brendan Murphy.
ESB Networks advise the public to stay safe & clear of electricity wires
If you see a fallen wire or damage to ESB Networks equipment, do not approach it, report it immediately to 1800 372 999.
Rearing 178 calves made simpler on Antrim farm
‘Three calves feeding at once and always on freshly mixed milk powder,’ is how Jack Shanks sums up the sheer joy of having upgraded to a Volac Förster Technik calf feeder.
Moving lepto and IBR vaccinations forward to the winter makes sense
In the period of 2013-2020 there was a 34% increase in dairy cow numbers and the total reached 1,567,700 in 2020.¹
Efficiency gains from Volac computerised feeder
Limerick dairy farmers John and John Joe Creed are seeing the benefits of switching to a Volac Urban Alma Pro calf feeder, with savings already being made on labour.
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