Reflecting on Damien's Diary
Damien O'Reilly
Damien’s Diary sat on the back page of Irish Country Living for more than a decade. To celebrate our big birthday, he is back as a guest columnist.
9 November 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien O'Reilly: listen before you decide on your opinion
In his last column for Irish Country Living, Damien O'Reilly discusses the roadbloacks to environmental progress and what we can do to combat them.
2 November 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: sentimental heifers riding the radio waves
Damien O'Reilly recalls his start in radio in the late 1990s, at Shannonside/Northern Sound, and some of his notable experiences reading the farming news and covering elections.
Damien’s Diary: the moment is now
Damien O'Reilly is moving on from his RTE Countrywide role for the bright lights of Brussels. He reflects on his time in public broadcasting.
26 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: the makings of future "Reeling in the Years" episodes
Damien O'Reilly discusses the importance of sports journalism in connecting the viewer to the athlete in meaningful ways.
19 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: a brief history of agricultural journalism
In the wake of taking home the Best Magazine Programme award at the IMRO Radio Awards, Damien O'Reilly reflects on the Irish tradition of agricultural journalism.
12 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary: is organic production the way forward for Irish beef?
Organic farming isn't the odd-ball, niche system it might have been considered 20 years ago, writes Damien O'Reilly.
5 October 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Ag science has big challenges but plenty of opportunities ahead
Critics of the ag-food sector often don’t realise how many talented scientists are quietly working behind the scenes to help solve our biggest problems.
28 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien’s Diary: democracy under pressure
Worrying political trends in other parts of the world should serve as a warning sign for protecting Irish democracy.
21 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien O’Reilly: time to go back to the future and learn from 1980s lifestyles
There are many lessons on sustainable living to be learned from the dark economic days of the 1980s.
14 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly
We all suffered in different ways through the lockdown
We blame a lot of our current problems on the COVID-19 pandemic, but some need to be taken more seriously than others, writes Damien O'Reilly.
7 September 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien’s Diary: farmer fear in climate of misinformation
Some farmers are feeling under attack in this ongoing environmental debate, writes Damien O’Reilly.
31 August 2022 Damien O'Reilly