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Amy Forde
Amy Forde

News correspondent



Amy Forde has been appointed as a News Correspondent with the Irish Farmers Journal. Amy previously worked as a journalist at Agriland for two years, where she covered a range of news topics. She has an Arts degree from NUI Galway as well as an MA in Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin. Hailing from Co Galway, she is interested in all things sport and plays camogie with Good Counsel GAA club in Dublin.

Storm Brian to bring up to 50mm of rain in parts this weekend
Met Éireann issued another rainfall warning on Thursday night for a number of counties as Storm Brian brings heavy rain and strong winds.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
6,000 GLAS farmers ‘have not met requirements’ of scheme
Department of Agriculture cannot make GLAS payments to farmers who don't meet the requirements of the scheme by not submitting a Nutrient Management Plan, Minister Andrew Doyle has said.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that the number of non-farmers enrolled in forestry planting schemes is on the increase.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
‘Brexit an opportunity for Ireland to strengthen European links’
The European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, addressed the Houses of the Oireachtas in terms of Brexit and what it means for transport links.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Orange warning: storm Brian to bring strong winds this weekend
Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning for seven counties for Saturday, while a yellow rainfall warning is also in place.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
The beef kill hit 38,248 last week, with increased numbers going to the factories, making it the highest weekly kill since 2010.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Phased feeding, insurance, optimising pig flow for health and feed efficiency were just some of an array of topics at the 2017 Teagasc Pig Farmers' Conference.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
There could be changes ahead for the definition of an active farmer, increased supports for young farmers and changes to greening next year.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
The trial of a Donegal man charged in relation to the theft of livestock from a Kilbeggan farm in 2015 began at Mullingar Circuit Court on Wednesday.
By Amy Forde on 18 October 2017
Trump's golf course built wall of straw for Ophelia
The US president's Doonbeg golf course survived ex-Hurricane Ophelia with the help of a wall of straw bales.
By Amy Forde on 17 October 2017
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