Tuesday will get off to a cloudy start, with patchy outbreaks of rain.

Dry weather is forecast across many areas for the afternoon and evening, with good sunny spells developing. However, eastern counties may see some further showery rain at times into the afternoon.

A fresher day than Monday in a moderate westerly breeze, veering northwest.

Maximum temperatures will range between 14°C and 18°C or 19°C.

In the news

EU auditors have raised questions over Ireland’s organic controls and labelling procedures.

Proposed changes to the current shooting and hunting laws could see fox hunting banned between midnight and 6am.

AgriArgo UK Ltd, the importers of the Landini and McCormick tractor brands in the UK, will be taking over the distribution of these tractor brands in Ireland from this week.

There was a higher proportion of overage cattle than usual at Bandon, with the stand-out being a September 2012-born Charolais bullock weighing 990kg selling for €2,340 (€2.40/kg).

Coming up

  • An update on the BETTER farm programme from livestock specialist Ciarán Lenehan.
  • More from our GLAS countdown.
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