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Gift guide to the perfect stocking fillers - all under €10
Ilka Denker
Steering away from the usual chocolates and candles, adding some skincare products into stockings will guarantee some happy faces this Christmas, writes Ilka Denker.
 
 
Gift guide to the perfect stocking fillers - all under €10
Steering away from the usual chocolates and candles, adding some skincare products into stockings will guarantee some happy faces this Christmas, writes Ilka Denker.
Legal Matters: is it worth claiming entitlements?
Agri solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a reader query regarding whether it’s worth applying for entitlements if payments are low
A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team were up to this week in the country
Consumer Watch: Black Friday – think before you click
As the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday descends this weekend, Ciara Leahy has this advice for staying safe online and getting the best deals.
‘It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take’
Irony is evident in advertising and in daily life. In agriculture, there are more contradictions than ironies, logical incompatibilities between conflicting demands on farmers.
Katherine’s Country: on and on it goes
The COVID-19 merry-go-round continues. It is impossible to get off it as young people try to socialise powering the virus on and people with intellectual disabilities continue to suffer.
Damien’s Diary: when is it ever going to end?
COVID-19 is the electronic hare and we are the chasing greyhounds, writes Damien O’Reilly.
Reader writes: road traffic accidents
A reader has written to Miriam telling of the effect of her son’s road traffic accident on him and the family.
These roast chicken and artichoke flatbreads are packed full of flavour
The perfect lunch, these flatbreads are delicious and versatile – you can add in whatever ingredients you like, writes Janine Kennedy.
Neven Maguire: Christmas dessert prep
It's that time of year, the time to embrace Christmas cakes and desserts. From the traditional to the trendy, Neven Maguire has you covered.
69ac in west Cork with dairy facilities
There is strong interest in this Cork farm thanks to the extensive dairy setup on offer and the good-quality dairy farming land in the region.
21ac of grassland for sale in Co Westmeath
The ground is laid out in two fields and bordered on one side by a river.
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Moocall: top tips for a stress-free calving season
Here are Moocall's essentials that you will need to have ready for when calving season starts and some other tips that can make life a bit less stressful during a busy calving season.
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Dairy farmer: ‘I looked at other spreaders and this one was the best’
With skyrocketing fertiliser prices and a growing emphasis being put on the environment, having an accurate, high tech spreader is becoming a must have for many farms.
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Reduced SCC and mastitis cases: how this Cork farmer gets cubicle hygiene right
Clean, dry cubicle beds are essential in the fight against mastitis and, according to Eoin O’Carroll from Bennettsbridge Limestone, now is the ideal time to keep the enemy at bay.
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Paving the way for dairy sustainability at Vistamilk SFI Research Centre
With Science Week kicking off, we spoke with Vistamilk post-doctoral researcher Jonathan Herron about the advances being made in the area of farm sustainability and technology.
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