Weather forecast

Monday will be mostly cloudy, with rain becoming persistent and widespread across Ulster and Connacht during the morning. There will be some good dry spells in most other areas, but some patchy rain, drizzle and fog will occur. Drier conditions, with some bright spells, will develop in the north and northwest later. Maximum temperatures will range from 10°C to 14°C in moderate to fresh westerly winds, easing later.

Read about the weather for the week ahead here.

In the news

  • A UK investigation has found that one in four slaughterhouses are failing to take basic hygiene precautions to stop contaminated meat entering the food chain.
  • We analyse the number of multiple births so far this year and take a look at the trends since 2010.
  • The Irish Farmers Association has reissued its protocol for farmers who encounter a dog attack on their sheep flocks.
  • Bord Bia will soon be launching a toolkit geared towards helping companies cope with the challenge of Brexit.
  • The sale at Balla Mart over the weekend was reasonably steady, and demand from farmers and feeders continues to be strong.
  • What's coming up?

  • Dairy trends update.
  • Dairy management.
  • Beef trends update.
  • What's on today?

  • Cork IFA executive meeting.
  • Carlow IFA executive meeting.
  • Teagasc event on sheep.
  • To find out more about these events and to see what's coming up visit our agri-events calendar.