Sign in to your account
Forgot / Reset Password? Click here
Not registered with Farmers Journal? Register now to read 5 Member articles for FREE

To redeem your unique loyalty code from the print edition click HERE
Just one final step...
You must confirm your email address by clicking on the link we’ve sent to your email address.
You are only one short step away from reading...
Register below to read FIVE Member articles
for free per month.
Or to redeem your unique loyalty code
from the print edition click HERE
Only takes a second!
Already registered with Farmers Journal? Sign in
By registering an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Patrick Donohoe
Patrick Donohoe

News editor

01 419 9526

087 766 4111


Patrick is news editor of the Irish Farmers Journal having joined in May 2013. He previously worked in the public relations sector for over six years. Patrick worked as a contributor with the Irish Examiner farming supplement covering a broad range of agricultural issues. A member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists of Ireland, Patrick runs a suckler farm in Longford.

Is your farm ready for severe frost?
With severe frosts forecast this evening and temperatures to drop below freezing, to lows of -6°C, have you taken precautions to ensure your milking machine and shed drinkers won't freeze?
By Patrick Donohoe on 07 January 2018
Major shifts in the veterinary landscape in Ireland are on the way after changes were made as to who can own and operate a practice.
By Patrick Donohoe on 04 January 2018
With the development regarding the ownership of veterinary practices in Ireland, we look at the system works elsewhere.
By Patrick Donohoe on 04 January 2018
Not all vets are against the prospect of being taken over by non-veterinary bodies. Some believe that it is the only way to earn sustainable retirement.
By Patrick Donohoe on 04 January 2018
Veterinary Ireland has expressed grave concerns that changes to the way in which vet practises are owned will fundamentally impact on farming.
By Patrick Donohoe on 28 December 2017
Sweeping changes to the way in which vets are owned in Ireland are set to come to the fore, report Patrick Donohoe and Paul Mooney.
By Patrick Donohoe on 28 December 2017
My farming week: Fr Matt Ryan, Tipperary and Brazil
Fr Matt Ryan has been a priest in Brazil for the past 37 years but is home in Tipperary for Christmas and working on the family farm. He talks to Patrick Donohoe about a big tractor run taking place.
By Patrick Donohoe on 27 December 2017
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: fodder crisis, weather and organic farmers
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from today, Friday 22 December.
By Patrick Donohoe on 22 December 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal’s 30 under 30
Irish agriculture is full of dynamic and young operators blazing a trail. Here, we profile 30 of the best bright young sparks who are 30 and under. In no particular order, here they are.
By Patrick Donohoe on 26 December 2017
Leitrim farmers win Ireland’s Fittest Family
Patrick Donohoe spoke to the Beirne family about their win in Ireland’s Fittest Family.
By Patrick Donohoe on 21 December 2017
Get full unlimited access to our content. Subscribe to the Irish Farmers Journal
Unlimited access to Irish Farmers Journal via your computer, mobile device, tablet or newspaper delivered to your door.
Already a subscriber? Sign in