McConalogue to pay €30,000 to driver for unfair dismissal
A WRC adjudicator has ordered the Minister to pay his former driver €30,000 compensation for his unfair dismissal which came into force on Christmas Day 2022. Gordon Deegan reports.
17 April 2024 Husbandry
Top tips for crop establishment in a difficult spring
Dermot Forristal of Teagasc, Oak Park, shares his top tips on cultivations and establishment in the current weather.
17 April 2024 Living Life
Laois gardening festival grows roots
Described as ‘Electric Picnic meets Gardeners’ World’, the Festival of Gardens and Nature is a new Co Laois event with an impressive line-up of experts, writes Olivia Hamilton.
Gardening with Mary: peak season for plant fairs
Keen gardeners can never get enough of hunting out some gems at plant fairs and there are lots of gaps to be filled due to months of water-logged soil, writes Mary Keenan.
17 April 2024 Gardening
Bring on the sunshine style
Planning a much-needed break in the sun? Claire Murrihy picks eight items to help you pack, plan and craft your vacation outfit.
17 April 2024 Fashion
Folklore : ‘I look to the skies for the return of the small swallows’
We look to the skies to catch sight of an eagerly awaited visitor – the swallow. Summer can only begin in earnest when these birds return, writes Shane Lehane.
17 April 2024 Living Life
Farmer Writes: round one of grazing done
I did another grass walk last week and I was pleasantly surprised to have a growth of 41kg per day. Fingers crossed it stays increasing, writes Padraig Callanan.
17 April 2024 Farmer Writes
View from China: Australian agtech under the spotlight
Perth has the highest proportion of Irish people of anywhere in Australia and with almost four months without rain, it’s easy to see how us Irish can get used to the sun, sea and sand.
17 April 2024 Viewpoints
Irish rain would be welcome down under
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Reduced tax bill for woman who had smuggled fuel on her farm
The Revenue Commissioners established Operation Chess to combat smugglers bringing consignments of diesel in from Poland and other countries. Gordon Deegan reports.
15 April 2024 News
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
13 April 2024 Crop protection
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Sprayer testing is a vital step in sustainable farming. Here is a guide from the Pesticide Registration and Control division at the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc Machinery.
12 April 2024 Crop protection