Thomas Hubert is a journalist based in Co Meath. He first worked for the Irish Farmers Journal as a student intern in 2001 and won the Young Agricultural Journalist Award that year. He has been reporting for the newspaper and website ever since, whether from his native France, here in Ireland or from places as far flung as the Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied at Sciences Po, Paris, Dublin City University and Institut Pratique de Journalisme, Paris.
A dairy farmer has won a Supreme Court case against the Department of Agriculture over the unlawful sale of more than 200 seized cattle.
Independent Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae has said farmers should be allowed to take part in river maintenance works to prevent serious flooding.
Power outages affecting milking and drinking water supply have caused havoc on many farms, particularly in the dairy sector.
The direct impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia on farms along the Waterford coast was to slate and sheeting roofs.