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Pat O'Toole
Pat O'Toole

News correspondent

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01 419 9500

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Pat O Toole is a news reporter with the Irish Farmers Journal since 2007. In this capacity, all types of stories and issues across sectors are covered. He also works a tillage farm in Ferns Co Wexford.

McGuinness calls for the European Parliament to set up a committee of enquiry into Brazilian Beef.
By Pat O'Toole on 14 December 2017
Every year 2,000 farmers have their basic payment cut due to stocking-rate breaches of the nitrates regulations.
By Pat O'Toole on 14 December 2017
IFA regional chair for North Leinster/Ulster up for grabs following hustings and voting in the region's seven counties.
By Pat O'Toole on 14 December 2017
Speares apologises for divisive remark
The Cavan IFA chair "apologises unreservedly" for the remarks he made at a hustings last week.
By Pat O'Toole on 12 December 2017
Controversy rears its head as IFA regional election race heats up
Comments at the Westmeath hustings have got tongues wagging, as Cavan’s James Speares and Monaghan’s Nigel Renaghan go head to head.
By Pat O'Toole on 12 December 2017
Teagasc estimates that 10% of straw is still in fields. It won't be baled now as we enter December and spring ploughing commences.
By Pat O'Toole on 07 December 2017
Fianna Fáil's Charlie McConalogue has highlighted a GLAS spending shortfall, and wants it redeployed into BGDP and ANC payments.
By Pat O'Toole on 30 November 2017
Dairygold barley gowers have been shown how their barley becomes whiskey in factory visit.
By Pat O'Toole on 30 November 2017
Irish Grain Growers will stage a further demonstration outside Guinness's Dublin headquarters on Monday.
By Pat O'Toole on 30 November 2017
Despite the problems of the tillage sector highlighted in the Oireachtas committee report, merchant John Cullen is forging ahead in Wexford.
By Pat O'Toole on 30 November 2017
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