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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.
Every year 2,000 farmers have their basic payment cut due to stocking-rate breaches of the nitrates regulations.
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
Fianna Fáil's Charlie McConalogue has highlighted a GLAS spending shortfall, and wants it redeployed into BGDP and ANC payments.