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Caitríona Morrissey
Caitríona Morrissey

Deputy news editor

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Caitriona Morrissey is deputy news editor of the Irish Farmers Journal. Caitriona holds a B.Agr. Sc. honours degree in Animal Science from University College Dublin and hails from a farming background in Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary. An avid fan of equestrian sports from a young age, she takes part in many equestrian activities including eventing, show jumping, hunting and breeding. Caitriona previously worked with the Irish Independent, covering a broad range of equine and agricultural topics and won a number of national and international awards including the Agricultural Journalist of the Year 2013/2014.

‘A great honour to work for Irish farmers’ – Pat Smith
Former secretary general of the IFA Pat Smith speaks following the €1.9m settlement of two cases with the farm organisation.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 22 February 2018
Exclusive: IFA reaches settlement with former secretary general Pat Smith
Pat Smith worked for the farmers’ organisation for 25 years until late 2015 when he resigned amid a pay controversy.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 22 February 2018
Government commits to seek €200/cow suckler support
A Dáil motion has proved to be a critical turning point for the ongoing Save Our Sucklers campaign. Amy Forde and Caitriona Morrissey report.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 22 February 2018
A delegation of officials from Egypt met with the Department of Agriculture recently in Dublin.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 22 February 2018
The agriculture ministry in the Netherlands is examining irregularities in the registration of cows and heifers.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 22 February 2018
The first of two court cases involving the association’s former general secretary is to be heard next week.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 22 February 2018
Minister Shane Ross’s Department of Transport has proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Act 2016.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 18 February 2018
My farming week: Noel Clancy, Drangan, Thurles, Co Tipperary
The sheep and suckler farmer sells 20% of his lambs direct to customers with the help of a local craft butcher.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 21 February 2018
Meat recalled in UK as part of food standards investigation
The recalls are linked to an industry-wide review of UK cutting plants and cold stores.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 12 February 2018
Tractor NCT: ‘contractors’ tractors should not be penalised compared to farmers’
The proposed draft of new rules on tractor testing has angered Farm Contractors Ireland members.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 11 February 2018
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