Weather forecast

Friday will begin dry with sunny spells during the morning. Cloud will increase from the west as the day goes on.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will arrive in the west during the afternoon and will spread onto Ulster, Connacht and parts of west Munster during the evening. Highest temperatures of 12°C to 15°C.

Friday night will be mild and dull with outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy in places for a time. Lowest temperatures of 9°C to 11°C.

In the news

  • Almost 8,000 farmers' GLAS payments are held up because of nutrient management plans.
  • Marts add their voice to the debate on TB valuations.
  • The wrong assumptions were used in the design of the controversial 'cash for ash' RHI scheme in Northern Ireland.
  • An elderly farmer was conned out of €400 by a visitor to his farm.
  • Coming up on

  • Hannah Quinn Mulligan reports from the Nuffield Ireland annual conference.
  • Thomas Hubert reports from the Green Generation AD facility on Future Pigs pig farm in Nurney, Co Kildare.
  • The latest agri jobs.
  • An update on IT issues and the AEOS scheme.
  • What’s on today

  • College open day, Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Teagasc, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan.
  • Grass10 Autumn closing up for spring grass farm walk on the farm of Mark Clune, Drominanov, Feakle, Co Clare, 11am.
  • Grass10 Autumn closing up for spring grass farm walk on the farm of Mal Hickey, Brownstown, Navan, Co Meath, 11am.
  • Mayo Mule and Greyface October Sale, Aurivo Mart, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, 11am.
  • To find out more about events near you, visit our agri-events calendar.