Weather forecast

Met Éireann is forecasting a mixed day with sunny spells but also showers in places. Clouds will thicken from the southwest in the afternoon and persistent rain will develop in Munster before spreading north-eastwards in the evening. Ulster is expected to remain dry today, however. Highest temperatures will range from 14°C to 19°C.

In the news

  • Harvest 2017 is under way in parts of the south.
  • The EU and Canada have agreed to start implementing their free trade agreement in September.
  • IFA grain committee members occupying the lobby of the Department of Agriculture's head office since last Wednesday are still seeking a meeting with Minister Michael Creed over the proposed tillage crisis fund.
  • Wholesale butter prices are at record highs, with fears of a shortage looming.
  • Heavier cattle were in higher demand at Dowra Mart.
  • Two men died in farm-related accidents at the weekend, one in Co Sligo and one in Co Fermanagh.
  • Coming up on

    We keep watch as co-ops begin to set June milk prices.

    Reports from the weekend's shows.

    Monday management advice for dairy farmers.

    What’s on today

  • Kilkenny IFA county executive meeting, Newpark hotel, 8.30pm.
  • To find out more about events near you, visit our agri-events calendar.