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Thomas Hubert
Thomas Hubert

News correspondent

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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.

Farmers planning renewable electricity projects say a proposed increase in application fees to connect to the national grid will block efforts to develop the industry.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
Proposed changes to the Fair Deal scheme including nursing home charges applicable to farm property are on the way to receive legal clearance and be put to the Oireachtas.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
Dairy re-takes top spot in Irish agriculture
Milk has overtaken beef as the largest source of agricultural output for the first time since the dairy crisis, estimates from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 December 2017
'Full review' of Coillte's contracts with farmers
Agreements letting Coillte manage forestry on farmers' land are in the spotlight after farmers complained of unfair treatment.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 December 2017
The latest round of talks between European and South American trade negotiators are ending this Wednesday and sources say there will be no concessions on beef or poultry imports.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 December 2017
A new agri-environmental scheme available to farmers in hen harrier designated areas has openened and will run until the end of 2022.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
MEPs give green light to CAP rule changes
The European Parliament plenary session has passed legislation aimed at introducing more flexibility and simplification in the administration of the Common Agricultural Policy.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 December 2017
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.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
Farmers could soon receive their training as apprentices, while the machinery trade is about to roll out a new version of its apprenticeship aimed at tackling the shortage of agricultural mechanics.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 December 2017
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
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