Opinion: contractors will need understanding when the weather finally arrives
Pat O'Toole
A week in the life of a tillage farmer/journalist that was as varied as the weather.
10 April 2024 News
Heydon stays on in agriculture
The Kildare TD will continue as Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture following the new Taoiseach's mini-reshuffle.
Tirlán launches scheme for River Slaney
The country's largest co-op will work to improve the environmental footprint of farming along the River Slaney catchment.
Mass in Wexford to pray for better weather
One Wexford parish is holding mass on Monday night to pray for an improvement in the weather.
8 April 2024 News
Opinion: reasons to be cheerful - parts one to four
With all the awful weather, farmers need to focus on the positives as best they can and wait with optimism for the weather to change.
6 April 2024 Opinion
March a washout, Met Éireann confirms
The forecast for early April mirrors March's weather, with a wet Monday ahead everywhere following a better weekend.
3 April 2024 News
Opinion: changes for Teagasc and land access on Labour's agenda
The Labour Party conference only saw three motions relating to farming and rural affairs, but there was plenty to chew on.
30 March 2024 News
Harris to prioritise farming as Taoiseach
The new leader of Fine Gael, set to succeed Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach in April, talks exclusively to the Irish Farmers Journal about farming and rural ireland.
27 March 2024 News
Former Beet Ireland site sold
The land at Ballyburn in Carlow was purchased by Beet Ireland back in 2018, but was sold on Tuesday in the final act of that project.
27 March 2024 News
Time 'for a change' as Wicklow family exits dairying
Why have Wicklow dairy farmers Mervyn and Dorothy Fairbrother decided to sell their cows?
27 March 2024 News
Diageo's brewery plan at the mercy of the planning system
One man stands in the way of Diageo's plan to build a €200m brewery in Newbridge. Why is John Lynch putting €50,000 to a High Court challenge that could threaten Boortmalt's expansion plans for Athy?
27 March 2024 News
Opinion: inspections protocol is an important breakthrough
Reading the protocol for farm inspections agreed in Wexford has given Pat O'Toole heart - and flashbacks.
16 March 2024 Opinion