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 new agri-environmental scheme available to farmers in hen harrier designated areas has openened and will run until the end of 2022.
The effects of climate change will be felt in Ireland within our lifetime and have mixed impacts on farming, experts told a climate conference in Dublin on Tuesday.
Meteorologists need to understand better the impact of the weather on society, including farming, to include it in their forecast, this Tuesday's Future Weather conference was told.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 December 2017