Good week for…

  • Portumna mart, which won its legal battle with cattle dealer James Cooney who owed over €333,000 for cattle bought but not paid for.

  • Richard Bruton, the Minister for Education, who finally overhauled the 40-year-old agriculture syllabus for Leaving Cert students.
  • Young farmers, who can look forward to a National Reserve fund of €5.1m in 2017.
  • Siobhan Talbot, managing director of Glanbia, which acquired two sports nutrition companies this week.
  • Pat O’Driscoll, the new Kerry IFA chair who triumphed in a complicated and confusing electoral system.
  • Bad week for…