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Pat O'Toole
Pat O'Toole

News correspondent

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086 825 2162


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.

Only a surge in planting of spring barley, maize, and beet has prevented a massive reduction in tillage acreage.
By Pat O'Toole on 24 May 2018
Basic Payment Scheme cuts are inevitable under the current budget proposals, and will impact directly on farmers' incomes.
By Pat O'Toole on 24 May 2018
Bord Bia hosts final event of Irish trade mission to Asia. Irish infant formula is a premium product in Hong Kong.
By Pat O'Toole on 18 May 2018
As the silage season swings into gear, diesel costs are concerning farmers and contractors alike.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 May 2018
Despite the words of Minister Phelan and Department officials, local authorities have now followed Kilkenny's lead in removing farmers land from the vacant site levy.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 May 2018
Sligo farmers say that the gorse fires of 2017 were probably caused by visitors to the hills, but they are the ones being penalised.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 May 2018
Revenue move to seal off any potential loopholes in tax incentives for land leasing.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 May 2018
Potatoes are a continuing concern, with the south coastal region still in need of a good week of weather to progress spring planting
By Pat O'Toole on 10 May 2018
The stand-off concerning a Wexford farm is entering a third year, and is in danger of escalating.
By Pat O'Toole on 03 May 2018
The Green Ribbon campaign confronts the stigma of mental health issues head on.
By Pat O'Toole on 03 May 2018
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