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Pat O'Toole
Pat O'Toole

News correspondent

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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.

Options for the period after 2020 outlined include a 30% budget cut, which would reduce average farm incomes by more than 10%, the European Commission admits.
By Pat O'Toole on 14 February 2018
Hannah Quinn Mulligan and Pat O'Toole report from CAP consultation meetings in Charleville and Navan.
By Pat O'Toole on 15 February 2018
The National Dairy Council has undergone a review of its objectives and governance.
By Pat O'Toole on 15 February 2018
The Irish-owned fast-food chain commits to Irish-only chicken and beef for 2018.
By Pat O'Toole on 15 February 2018
Westmeath County Council wins a legal case against three farmers renting and grazing a cow park that the Council took over in 2003.
By Pat O'Toole on 08 February 2018
The Minister of State says that he wants to hear the views of farmers at the first big public meeting on the future CAP next Monday.
By Pat O'Toole on 03 February 2018
Exclusive Irish Farmers Journal analysis shows that factories are making €32 profit on every animal they kill.
By Pat O'Toole on 01 February 2018
Taoiseach pledges support to beef sector – farmers want that support to be a suckler cow scheme.
By Pat O'Toole on 18 January 2018
Glanbia also announce a trading bonus scheme for 2018 for milk, grain, and feed.
By Pat O'Toole on 18 January 2018
The loss of the sugar beet industry was a deeply emotive issue at Wednesday's tillage farmer meeting in Bunclody.
By Pat O'Toole on 13 January 2018
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