Met Éireann have issued a yellow status rainfall warning for Cork and Kerry from 6pm tonight until 6am on Saturday. Over 25mm of rain could fall in parts of Cork and Kerry, with the highest accumulations expected on higher ground and coastal fringes.

Across the country, it will be dry for much of the day with a mix of cloud and bright or sunny spells with just isolated light showers, according to Met Éireann. Cloud will thicken in the southwest and rain will develop towards the evening.

It will be mild with top temperatures of 15°C to 18°C, with the highest values in the east. Westerly winds will be mostly light, but becoming fresh southwesterly with the arrival of the rain later.

In the news

The UK electorate woke up to a shock on Friday morning with the Conservative Party collapsing in the general election. The Labour Party has made significant gains.

Skim milk powder have moved well above the intervention buy-in level and, for the second week in a row, no product was offered into the public intervention measure.

Jean-Pierre Fleury, who chairs the beef group of the EU umbrella farming organisation Copa-Cogeca, has said that there will be a “major European beef crisis” without a orderly Brexit transition period.

A senior DAERA vet has said that there is ‘not a hope’ the current bovine TB policy will eradicate TB in Northern Ireland as the number of reactors surges by 50%.

Beef prices continue to creep upwards for steers, heifers and cows as factory agents scramble for cattle with strong export demand emptying cold stores.

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  • Teagasc Kildare grassland sheep farm walk on the farm of Alan Cole, Athy, Co Kildare from 2pm.
  • Teagasc best practice in milking course at FRS Kilkenny, Cillin Hill Retail Park, from 10am.
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