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Westmeath village in running for European honours
Deirdre Verney
Picturesque Ballinahown village is bidding for glory in a prestigious European competition, writes Deirdre Verney.
 
 
Money Mentor: switching loans for better interest rates
Money Mentor: switching loans for better interest rates
In the first of our Money Mentor series, we look at how switching loans could save you €7,000 on interest rates, writes Noreen Lacey.
Desperate Farmhusband: stay classy with the Massey
Desperate Farmhusband: stay classy with the Massey
When you do your own silage, it takes years to build up the machinery to do it efficiently, writes our Desperate Farmhusband.
What are the legal aspects of switching loans for better interest rates?
What are the legal aspects of switching loans for better interest rates?
When switching farm loans, there are some legal aspects you need to consider which will cost time and money, writes Aishling Meehan.
From cow to cone at Muckross Creamery
From cow to cone at Muckross Creamery
For fifth-generation dairy farmer John Fleming and family, launching an ice cream business has been a great adventure, writes Maria Moynihan.
Editorial: the farm diversification stories just keep on coming
Editorial: the farm diversification stories just keep on coming
The Energy and Farm Diversification Show has plenty of information for someone who has an idea or a concept that they are trying to bring to a commercial reality, writes Ciara Leahy.
Katherine O'Leary: building relationships with the teenagers
Katherine O'Leary: building relationships with the teenagers
The effort you put in now with the petulant teenager will come back to you in years to come through friendship, writes Katherine O’ Leary.
Ask Miriam: 'I have just turned 40, but feel a little lost'
Ask Miriam: 'I have just turned 40, but feel a little lost'
This week, Miriam hears from a reader who longs for a partner and family of her own. But she fears she has left it too late.
Editorial: first-time buyers encouraged to avail of the VPRG
Editorial: first-time buyers encouraged to avail of the VPRG
The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant has proved to be so popular, there are now too-shoots schemes to encourage more to sign up, writes Ciara Leahy.
Meet the Maker: Majella O'Neill Collins
Meet the Maker: Majella O'Neill Collins
In this week's Meet the Maker, Soma Biro chats to Sherkin Island artist Majella O'Neill Collins about her creative process and George Clooney purchasing her work.
Irish Horse: green, white and gold medals
Irish Horse: green, white and gold medals
The Irish show jumping team put in a spectacular display of talent to win the five-star Nations Cup of Aachen, writes Helen Sharp.
The mark of champions
The mark of champions
Limerick's drive for five has ended but their run of success is far from over, writes Denis Hurley.
Irish Horse: Joseph O'Brien finding winners harder to get this year
Irish Horse: Joseph O'Brien finding winners harder to get this year
Mark Costello studies the statistics from the first three months of the Irish flat season.
Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
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Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
The agriculture and food sectors are rapidly transforming, driven by challenges and technological advancements.
Balancing sustainability and profitability on your farmSPONSORED
Balancing sustainability and profitability on your farm
One Health initiatives such as antimicrobial reduction and the banning of high levels of zinc oxide in feed have resulted in additional challenges to farmers.
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.
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